A Crochet Octopus is Helping Premature Babies Thrive
by Nancy Flanders National Right to Life News Today In February of 2013 in Denmark, a group of volunteers began what is known as The Octo Project. They crochet adorable octopi that are helping premature babies feel more secure. The project seems to be leading to improvement in the tiny children’s health. “While they may seem like an unlikely bedfellow for the babies on the neonatal unit these octopi are linked to better health and well being,” Poole Hospital wrote in a press release. “It is…
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And she is an amazing miracle. We did 20 weeks in NICU, with no ventilator, only a nasal cannula. A brain hemorrhage & 4 eye surgeries later we were left expecting the worst. A child with no vision & major developmental challenges. She now sees well enough to read normal fonts with glasses, and reads a 12th+ reading level in 5th grade. She read 2 million words in a school year, in 2nd grade. She is active in cheer, gymnastics, track, and dance. She never uses her disability for a crutch…
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