Beth Maclin, left, with Renee Keith, right, and REMOC, thefriendly monster, display neonatal intensive care survivalkits that the Little Bear Foundation provides to parentswith premature babies. Maclin is co-founder of thefoundation with her husband, Phil, and Keith is anNICU nurse at Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago. (Provided photo)
Beth and Phil Maclin don’t really think it’s a coincidence that the day after their son was born — three months earlier than they expected — was the very first World Prematurity Awareness Day in 2003.
The local couple, who lived . . .
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