Our Founders

My precious twins – a boy and a girl – arrived at 25 weeks, only a couple of weeks after I was confined to bed rest (and drugs!) in the hospital.  Weighing in at about 800 grams each, their stay in the NICU stretched from before Purim to Shavuos.  We grappled with lots of micropreemie issues, but Baruch Hashem, today they are healthy teenagers!

RIFKY AMSEL

Our Chanukah miracles made their entrance into this world after 25 weeks of gestation. After spending close to four months in the NICU with our twin girls, we got an in-depth education on the wonders of the human body. We learned about the respiratory system, the digestive system, the brain, the eyes, and the skin, among others. Two years later, our adorable toddlers are, Baruch Hashem, a tremendous source of nachas and joy.

SHAINDY FELDER

I am the grateful mother of twins, a boy and a girl, born just a couple days shy of 25 weeks. Weighing in at 1.3 and 1.4, they had their share of micropreemie struggles, but have been fighters since they were born. They pushed their way out of the NICU after 3 months and 4 months. Thank G-d, they are now healthy 12 years olds and are a tremendous source of light and inspiration for us each day.

CHANIE GREENSPAN

Becoming a grandmother is a wonderful blessing. My blessings, twin girls, arrived at 25 weeks. Watching my blessings struggle through their early stages of development gave me a renewed appreciation for Hashem’s wonders. Watching my daughter and son-in-law deal with a myriad of micropreemie issues was the catalyst for my involvement in WeeCare.

CHANIE GRONER

My brave 23-weeker was born at 680 grams. He struggled through many NICU ups and downs for 126 days before being discharged. He came home still needing oxygen support, had cardiac surgery at 11 months, struggled with feeding and had many developmental delays . Today, thank G-d, that is all behind us and he is a happy and healthy 5 year old!

TOBY TABAK

I am the proud mother of a 25 week micro-preemie. Her birthweight was 750 grams and she was 12 inches long. For the first 6 weeks of her life, she breathed with the assistance of a respirator. She valiantly fought her way through the NICU and all of its accompanying  challenges. After 102 days, she finally came home. She is currently 3 years old and is thriving, Baruch Hashem.

CHANA RIVKY WEINBERGER

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