Wednesday, November 18, 2020

For Prematurity Awareness Month, we celebrate nurses who were born as premies!


                                                              Light it up Purple!

Throughout Prematurity Awareness Month, March of Dimes shines a light on the global crisis of prematurity by raising awareness and asking for lifesaving donations.

Brittany Boolos, RN was born prematurely at 27 weeks weighing 2 pounds 7 ounces. She spent several months in a NICU. She is now working in the NICU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Stacey Hamilton RN was born at 31 weeks. Her mother had placenta previa. Stacey spent 7 weeks in NICU. She now works as a senior staff neonatal nurse at Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ashley Moore, RN was born weighing one pound eleven ounces. She stayed in NICU for two months. She now works as a pediatric nurse at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC.

Elizabeth Wertz, RN was born at 26 weeks. She spent two months in NICU. Her twin sister passed away at two days old. She worked at Indiana University Health North in the NICU and later became a clinical educator. Elizabeth is in graduate school studying to become a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

For more information about prematurity, or to help or make a donation, visit the web site of the March of Dimes




  1. I was born premature and weighed 3 lb 3 oz. I also was born with a genetic collagen disorder and spent a ton of time in the local children’s hospital. I always wanted to give back to kids who are scared or even traumatized in the healthcare setting. I finally got the chance to work as a nurse for 18 years and 3 years in pediatrics before I became disabled. I really want to work again and give my support to kids because back in the 70’s mental health for chronically ill children wasn’t really available. I hope I can find a place to use my nursing skills and experience as a patient, to help kids get through illness and trauma. I just don’t know where to start. Thank you for this website and I’m so glad I found you!

  2. Hi Lisa, So glad you found the blog and website! Please email me at for some suggestions. Hope to hear from you! Donna