Real Moms Guide

Join the fight to save infant lives

Saturday, 27 February 2010 14:17 Melissa Chapman

Phyllis Rabinowitz is a mom on mission. Her daughter Rebecca Ava (pictured here) was born four weeks early on July 13, 2006 and released from the NICU five days later, supposedly as a healthy baby girl.

The next day, Rebecca became severely congested with thick mucus and had difficulty breathing. Doctors diagnosed her symptoms as a common cold, and she was repeatedly sent home. Unfortunately, Rebecca passed away on the morning of July 21.

Since the death of her beloved Rebecca, who was later found to have contracted a common enteroviral infection that had her symptoms been treated might still be alive today, Phyllis was galvanized by the tragedy to create the R Baby Foundation.

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