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NGK Spark Plugs and the CAMC Women and Children's Hospital Auxiliary are recognized for their donations to help premature babies.
A newly purchased "giraffe" bed for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was purchased with funds donated by the two organizations.
Lilly Caruthers, the mother of little Alexandria, a 28-week premature baby who spent a lot of time in one of those beds, was the featured speaker at Wednesday's presentation. Alexandria is now a healthy seven-month-old baby. Each of those giraffe beds cost upwards of twenty thousand dollars.
Bob Pepper, VP of Manufacturing with NGK Spark Plugs says they are touched by the efforts of the NICU and realize the need for more equipment to take care of West Virginia's premature babies.
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