A 5-year-old boy born more than two months premature is doing his part to thank the doctors and staff who helped keep him alive. Jackson Kissick fought for his life after being born at 25 weeks. “He was required to be on a machine in the beginning to support his breath,” said Dr. Johny Tryzmel, MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist at Broward Health Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He suffered “immune system issues, infection issues. He actually went through nutritional issues where he required to initially be fed through IV.” Jackson recently returned to Broward Health to present a heartfelt donation of $1,500 to the staff, which he raised together with his family. The funds will be used to purchase toys and other baby gear for the hospital.

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