Friday, April 29, 2016
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Celebrates Milestone First Birthday of Lightest Baby Cared for at the Hospital
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baby Weighed Just 9 ounces at Birth; One of the Lightest to Survive Extreme Prematurity in New York State
VALHALLA, NY (April 28, 2016) -- Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital held a birthday party today for a very special girl. Born at only 25 weeks last April, Tamaya Berry weighed just 9 ounces when she arrived at the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County. Tamaya spent six months at the hospital and after overcoming many challenges due to her low birthweight and extreme prematurity, Tamaya graduated from the Regional NICU in October 2015 weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. To mark Tamaya’s milestone first birthday and to celebrate her perseverance, the staff of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Regional NICU hosted a birthday party for Tamaya and her family. Pictured, from left, Edmund LaGamma, MD, Chief, Newborn Medicine, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; Sue Malfa, RN, Nurse Manager, Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; mother Dominique Fevrier; Tamaya Berry; and father Tyquan Berry.