http://www.today.com/health/more-ti...felong-challenges-8C11566210?ocid=msnhp&pos=1 The advances in medical technology in the last 25 years that have helped premature babies to survive is absolutely astounding. Strange as it may seem, I am proud to be part of this group. I was born at 26 weeks in 1989 and was in the hospital for three months before I came home. Thankfully, I haven't suffered serious complications. I do have mild hearing loss in both ears that necessitates the use of hearing aids, a slight case of CP that affects my left leg, and some motor control issues. I do wonder, though, is 25-26 weeks the only viable threshold for preterm babies to live? Is there no possibility at all that children who are born from 20-26 weeks could survive? My sister was born at only 22 weeks and didn't make it, but maybe, just maybe, if the treatments outlined in the article had existed in the late '80s, she could have lived. (I had to laugh at the article's description of neonatal care units as "no longer loud and brightly lit. To this day I cannot stand to have any kind of light on in my bedroom when I'm trying to sleep, likely as a result of having a light on all the time when I was in the hospital) PS: This is a serious subject and one that has affected me personally. You're welcome to express your opinions, but please try to stay on topic and keep joking remarks, even those made in jest, to a minimum.