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University celebrates with 'Baby Come Back' December 17, 2007

University Welcomes Special Nursery Graduates at ‘Baby Come Back’ Event

December 9, 2007 – (AUGUSTA, GA) – More than 200 people attended University Hospital’s special “Baby Come Back” celebration Sunday, Dec. 9, in University’s cafeteria.

The event, which began in 1983, honors those babies who start their lives in the hospital’s special nursery, which cares for premature and ill newborns.

"The Baby Come Back event is a tradition that the Special Care Nursery at University Hospital has been proud to sponsor for more than two decades,” said Liz Price, director of women’s services at the W.G. Watson, M.D., Women’s Center. “The nurses and doctors in our unit give so much of themselves to these new families with their fragile new beginnings. They are always so happy to see how well the children are doing. These babies and families will always have a special place in their hearts - and this is one way we can reconnect for many years to come!"

Twelve-year-old twins Alexandria and Leigha Kendrick attended the event with their father, Steven Kendrick, as a way for them to truly understand what a miracle their births were. The girls, who looked at pictures from when they were born for the first time at the event, were born nearly three months early, weighing less than 22 ounces each and measuring less than 11 inches.

All the children and their family members at the celebration were treated to a magic show as well as refreshments and a chance to visit Santa Claus.

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