NICU patient stories

Sam's story



At one point, newborn Sam was given a 5 percent chance to live. A difficult delivery and liver laceration led Sam to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, where he underwent 11 operations over several months in our NICU. Thanks to lifesaving care he received from the team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin—and boundless love and support from his family — Sam is at home where he belongs. 

Finn's story



Amy Hettinger developed severe preeclampsia at 26 weeks of pregnancy. Baby Finn was delivered prematurely via emergency Cesarean section weighing less than two pounds. “He was so small, it was almost surreal,” said his dad. Baby Finn spent the first 92 days of his life in our NICU.