Born at 23 weeks and weighing just 1.5 pounds, Micah could not even cry at birth; he practically had no lungs. Micha’s parents, Mariama and Ibrahim, were determined to give their son a chance at life. The family was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where they received incredible medical care and emotional support.
At CHOP, Micha received a breakthrough experimental treatment using a special liquid in the lungs that seeks to improve outcomes for premature babies with severe chronic lung disease, developed by William W. Fox, MD, and his team. Meanwhile, Alan Flake, MD, is leading studies into the development of a womb-like device that has the potential to transform care for extremely premature babies.
Watch Micha’s story, featured on Seeking Solutions with Suzanne.