At the Loyola University Medical Center, Drs. William MacMilliam and Jonathan Muraskas resuscitated Rumaisa and another premature infant, Madeline. According to
Dr. Muraskas, they are “extreme cases” and should not serve as a benchmark for preserving all infants born so prematurely. Crios about Eternal Love: Celebrating the Triumph of the Tiniest Babies on Earth?
Rumaisa’s voyage is as unique as her name, which means “white as milk” in India. She weighed 33 pounds and stood 3 1/2 feet tall at age five
making her smaller than 90 percent of children her age. She is now a flourishing 7-year-old. In June of 1989, Madeline Mann was born at the Loyola University Medical Center weighing 9.9 ounces.