In 1991, Sue Ludwig’s brother Mark and sister-in-law Toni were preparing to have their second child, a son named Nicholas. The pregnancy was uneventful until 28 weeks of gestation when they received the diagnoses of diaphragmatic hernia and polyhydramnios with no other genetic abnormalities.
An intrauterine surgery was planned but never realized due to preterm labor. Nicholas was born on 6-9-91 at 31 weeks despite tocolysis and therapeutic amniocentesis. Their prayer was to make it to the NICU, no matter how long he may have to stay there. However, his pulmonary insufficiency was too significant, and instead, they held him close for the time he had.
Mark and Toni have 4 amazing living children. And they continue to honor Nicholas’ life and memory in meaningful ways. This scholarship is one of them.
If you’re a neonatal therapist (OT, PT, SLP) who works with infants in the NICU with complex medical/surgical/congenital problems, please complete the following form to apply for this scholarship, which covers tuition for the upcoming NANT Conference (any package) and one night’s stay in the Conference Hotel*. Their hope is that this educational and inspirational experience will enhance the level of care provided to babies and families facing similar challenges.
This scholarship is open to NANT Members who fit the above criteria and meet the application deadline.
To apply, complete the following steps ASAP: