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New Gift for Newborns

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The NEuro Wellness in Brains of Infants (NEWBI) Program will provide 1,200 fragile babies with life-changing treatments, thanks to the generosity of The Crystal Charity Ball. NEWBI offers vital early interventions targeting the neonatal brains of premature and full-term babies who experience strokes, infections, or unforeseen trauma during delivery.

Funds from The Crystal Charity Ball will expand the Neonatal Neurology Intensive Care Program currently being piloted at Parkland Memorial Hospital to UT Southwestern’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Funds will be used for personnel, equipment, supplies, conferences, and research to expand the Program. Lina Chalak, M.D., Medical Director of the Neuro NICU Program and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at UTSW, is grateful that these special services will help vulnerable babies survive and thrive; serve more Dallas County babies with brain injuries, not just preemies; and become a model for improving newborn brain health everywhere.

Since 1952, The Crystal Charity Ball has supported more than 150 children’s charities in Dallas County.