“My parents were told to make funeral arrangements for me”: David’s Story

I am holding back the tears. I was a premature baby born in 1967 with hyaline membrane disease. My parents were told to make funeral arrangements for me. Luckily, a doctor at the hospital had some ideas for my treatment motivated by the death of a premature baby born to JFK  earlier that decade. The treatment worked and I lived to get a Ph.D in physics!

-David