Our son Nathan was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation (11 weeks early) weighing less than 2 and a half pounds. We will forever be grateful to the amazing staff at UCLH's Neonatal Unit for how well they looked after Nathan (and us!) during our almost 8 week stay.
As well as providing the best medical care for Nathan, staff made sure that we were included in every aspect of his stay - explaining every piece of medical kit and test result, empowering us to influence decisions about his care, and teaching us how to feed him and change his tiny nappies without disturbing all the wires and tubes.
To say thank you I'm running the ASICS London 10k for Early Lives, the neonatal unit's charity, which raises funds to support the babies, families and staff in the unit. By paying for things like specialist equipment, family facilities, staff training and neonatal research, Early Lives enhances the care provided by the neonatal team and covers costs for things that are not funded through the NHS.