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N.I.C.U. reunion for past patients, employees

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids welcomed back some special patients and their families Sunday.

The big reunion was for former Newborn Intensive Care patients.  Hundreds of staff and families gathered for the reunion.

Many of the families who have had newborns in the center develop bonds with others during their stay, making this gathering a very special event.

"Its a really special time because so many families that are in the N.I.C.U. have become family because they've been there for whether it be three days or three months," said N.I.C.U. support specialist Karla Pisarik.

The N.I.C.U. at St. Lukes has been open for 31 years.  It cares for about 400 babies a year.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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