When you peek into the University of Kansas Hospitals Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it probably appears to be an ordinary nursery full of tiny preemies.
However, thanks to a $73,000 grant from Royal Charities, they’re doing something groundbreaking for parents like Sam Last, a soldier deployed in Kuwait.
The hospital has installed with a call an “Angel Eye” into each baby incubator. This way, parents who are separated from their child can check on them whenever they’d like.
For Sam, who is 7000 miles away from his newborn baby girl Charlie, it means the world. “It gives the families the ability to see their baby any time and gives them that reassurance at night when they are sleeping, when they wake up and are able to see them, and know they are okay,” said NICU nurse Laurie Hay.
Baby Charlie was born six weeks premature when her daddy was deployed. With the special “Angel Eye,” he can peek on his little girl whenever he wants using his phone or tablet device.
“It’s hard to believe that I’m looking at my daughter 7000 miles away in Kuwait, just watching her moving,” Sam said. “Thank you so much, you are making dreams and wishes come true overseas.”