The Goodman quadruplets of Vestal, N.Y., were born at 25 weeks — each weighing under two pounds. The chances of survival for babies born this early are 50/50, but the Goodmans put those odds to the test.
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Each child needed specialized treatment and care to survive and were dependent on ventilators for the first weeks of life. They each had individual struggles and required more than four months of care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. The firstborn sibling, Sophia, passed away after two months. With strong family support, Clark, Grace and Reece are now healthy and thriving 11-year-olds.
Donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger are routinely used to provide upgrades of the lifesaving equipment used in the NICU for children like the Goodmans.