Nine premature babies were hailed as superheroes and dressed in costumes to match at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) last week.
Senior physiotherapists Shelly-Anne Sherwood, 34, and Nur Mazlina Mazlan, 33, came up with the idea to celebrate their resilience, KKH said. They and their friends knitted all the superhero outfits.
“We were inspired by their daily triumphs over challenges,” the two said in an e-mail to The Straits Times, adding that it was a tribute to all premature babies.
The photos were shared on Facebook as part of KKH’s Early Bird Baby Club commemoration of Prematurity Awareness Month.
The club is a support group for parents of premature babies born at the hospital. Ms Sherwood and Ms Mazlina are volunteers, as is Dr Janlie Banas, from the Department of Neonatology, who took the photos.
“Although it was a little more challenging to photograph some of the preemies who are on breathing support, I must say all of them did very well during the photo shoot, they are indeed our superhero preemies!” Dr Janlie, who is in her 30s, told The Straits Times.
The clinical associate added: “Many times these preemies surprise us with their display of strength and resilience. One of the best moments for me when it comes to caring for premature babies is seeing them well enough to be discharged and going home with their loved ones.”
Click on arrows in photos to meet the nine mini superheroes.
A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times.