March 29th, 2012 by

The other Cora

There’s another angel Cora that is special to me. Her name is Cora McCormick.

Cora died at 5 days old due to an undetected congenital heart defect.  Sadly, a very simple test could have detected it and saved Cora’s life.  It’s called a pulse oximetry test (the little white plastic thing put on the tip of the finger…SO simple).  Cora’s amazing mother has been campaigning trying to get bills in several states to make pulse ox tests for newborns standard and mandatory.  And she’s doing an amazing job.

Go read Cora’s story.  Then contact your representatives and tell them you support a pulse ox bill to be written or passed in your state.

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