Kamens recently spent one week on the floor of the Neonatal Unit as a part of a student’s study program at her highschool, Alex Irwin. While there, she observed and helped the nurses care for the premature infants, but this wasn’t Kamen’s first visit to the NICU unit.
Kamens was born in the Jefferson hospital 16 years ago at just 29 weeks gestation. She weighed in at 1 pound, 7 ounces and spent more than the first three months of her life in the NICU unit. One of her caregivers at the special care unity, Maryanne Welsh, still works there, which made the visit all the more special.
In addition to the lovely reunion, Kamens was able to get a real look into the beginning of her life. She told NBC that she was able to gain an understanding of what preemie babies and their families have to go through. Kamens also expressed that the experience helped to put together the mystery that was the difficult, but miraculous, beginning of her life.
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