After Elise and Todd Jackson’s son, Elijah, was born 14 weeks prematurely in 2002, he spent 7 months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital in north central Illinois. Although Elijah is now an active and healthy 13-year-old, because of medical problems stemming from his prematurity, as an infant he was given a feeding tube, underwent surgery to close the duct between his pulmonary artery and aorta, and needed a tracheotomy to help him breathe.