Read Talan’s Story

Born at 25 weeks, weighing only 1 pound, 14 ounces, baby Talan was admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOC Children’s.  A few weeks later his mother, Mari, learned that he had necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a gastrointestinal disease common in some premature babies. Mari soon learned that faith and trust in CHOC’s NICU team would make all the difference in their journey home…

Read their story and the many other remarkable stories that happen at CHOC every day:

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CHOC’s NICU Provides Life-Saving Care to Fragile Newborns

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, calling attention to the half a million babies born prematurely in this country each year.  These fragile newborns require specialized care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

CHOC Children’s NICU is staffed by a team of neonatologists and other experts with the skill and the cutting-edge technology needed to save babies as tiny as one pound.  The unit – the largest in Orange County – is also focused on family-centered care, encouraging parents to partner with the clinical staff in treating and caring for these smallest of patients.  To learn more about CHOC’s NICU, watch some vidoes, featuring CHOC neonatologist Tony Soliman, MD., on our Facebook page at