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NEC Society Board of Directors Gives Full-Term Cardiac NEC Families a Seat at the Table

The NEC Society is dedicated to building a world without necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). While NEC often impacts babies born prematurely, the NEC Society’s patient-families have helped us to understand that NEC also affects babies born full-term, with congenital heart defects,…

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NEC Society Welcomes Amena Mebane to Board of Directors

The NEC Society recognizes the importance of integrating patient-families into every aspect of our organization. At the NEC Society, patient-families co-lead research, co-chair meetings, and co-author manuscripts. Accordingly, the NEC Society is proud to welcome Amena Mebane to the organization’s…

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Fauna’s Story: 23 week triplets and Necrotizing Enterocolitis

By Fauna Osborne, NEC Society Leadership Committee member On April 3, 2012 our lives changed forever. I was 23 weeks 2 days pregnant and delivered triplets. Viability for survival is generally understood to start at 24 weeks. This is where…

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Dr. Hair encourages moms to donate breast milk, help save a baby from NEC

Written by Roseanne Moore, Texas Children’s Hospital What is supposed to be a joyous occasion – the birth of your baby – suddenly gives way to anxiety. While you know the next few months are critical to your premature infant’s…

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Mom Raises Awareness in Honor of Baby Boy

The NEC Society frequently shares stories of babies impacted by NEC- this is Kyran’s story. By Candace  Kyran was our rainbow baby. About six months before I conceived him I had had a miscarriage, with this and being overweight, I…

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