Born too soon but into a global movement, he was one of thousands of babies who have been given a fighting chance.
On Nov. 17, the March of Dimes sponsored World Prematurity Day. On that day and throughout the year, the organization and those in its World Prematurity Network, “a global coalition of consumer and parent groups,” fight for the “health of all babies,” according to the March of Dimes website.
Milo, the son of Katie Slater and Aaron Kay, was born May 19, 2015, 14 weeks before his due date in August, weighing only 2 pounds. The couple, from Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom, told their baby’s story to The Mail, after being inspired by stories shared on World Prematurity Day. They hope their telling their baby’s story helps others who have had premature babies.