Give these newborns a fighting chance!
On November 27 - #GivingTuesday - Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation is raising funds to support our smallest and most medically fragile patients. We need your help. With the epidemic of opioid and drug abuse growing, the rise in number of newborns who've been exposed prenatally to harmful drugs is increasing at an alarming rate. In 2016, New Jersey reported 685 cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). This year that number is expected to reach over 800 babies born dependent on drugs.
Children's Specialized Hospital recognizes the urgent need to provide care for these affected babies. Through the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Program, these newborns are weaned off of the drugs in their little bodies as they recover to develop and live healthy lives. The babies are carefully monitored by highly skilled doctors through the withdrawal process and receive intensive specialized care to help them overcome the serious health effects caused by drug exposure in utero. But we can't do it alone. We need your help to give these innocent babies a fighting chance for recovery.