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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Neuro-NICU reunion at PCH

Cristina Carballo, M.D. and Kim Allred, NNP (neonatal nurse practitioner) hug former Neuro-NICU patient Maggie Smith. Allred is the Neuro-NICU program coordinator. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

There was a reunion at Phoenix Children’s Hospital yesterday of children who were treated in the Neuro NICU to reduce the impact of brain damage that can result from a lack of oxygen during the birth process.

RAK medical writer Vicki Louk Balint’s  article about the groundbreaking cooling technique appeared in our September magazine: Rebooting the Brain: Preventing neurological damage in newborns.

Neonatologist Cristina Carballo, M.D., and her staff welcomed recipients of the treatment for a party and a chance to see how their patients are doing. The first patient Macie Reynolds, (4) was there, as was baby Angelina, patient 146, who is currently in the Neuro-NICU.

...and with baby Angelina, the 146th patient to get the cooling treatment in the Neuro NICU. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

Dr. Carballo with Macie Reynolds, the first patient to receive the cooling treatment in the PCH Neuro NICU. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

Dr. Carballo talks with patient Drew Maize. His parents Jennifer and Steve and sister were all at the event. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

Drew Maize gets a hug and a kiss from Dr. Carballo. Photo by Daniel Friedman. did Mycol Brown. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

Anthony Massey, Jr. shakes hands with the PCH mascot while his parents, Anthony and Tyesha, look on. Photo by Daniel Friedman.

The Smiths (from left): Aidan, Kristin and Maggie, pose with the PCH mascot. Photo by Daniel Friedman.


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Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman is a staff writer and photographer for RAISING ARIZONA KIDS magazine.

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