Saying Goodbye to a Legend

Saturday, January 21, 2012

As another preemie mom wrote, this woman's research damn well likely saved Bobby and Maya, as well as countless other premature babies. 


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Mary Ellen Avery, Premature Babies’ Savior, Dies at 84

Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, a medical researcher who helped save hundreds of thousands of premature infants with a single, crucial discovery about their ability to breathe, died on Dec. 4 in West Orange, N.J. She was 84.        Read more here


Thank you, Dr. Avery.  Godspeed you to a graceful rest in the Land of Eternal Peace.

3 comments:

MrsSpock said...

Amazing! Just thinking of the children I know, there must be a dozen or so who wouldn't be here without her work.

Amy MEV said...

God bless her for her concern and work. I hope it was enough to counter her advocating for abortion when she met Christ face to face. A bit ironic, that someone concerned with saving babies supported abortion. Charity does indeed cover a multitude of sins, and if saving hundreds of thousands of babies' lives and sparing their parents the unimaginable heartbreak that is losing a child, I don't know what is. Eternal rest grant unto thee, Dr. Avery. May God have mercy.

Michele said...

Wow, Amy... I had no idea about her pro-choice views. I must have missed that part when I was reading over a few different obits about her. I will confess that I had only recently read about her pioneering work and am just grateful that it was there to help lead other researchers on their ways to helping save premature babies.