Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is among 10 Kansas City players who are participating in the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” program this week. The Chiefs players will wear specially designed footwear to support a charity of their choice.
Shawnee Mission Birth Center started a Kangaroo-A-Thon on November 17 - dubbed World Prematurity Day - to promote the importance and the benefits of Kangaroo care, also called skin-to-skin care. The two-week program ended on Thursday Dec. 1 after over 15 families and their premature babies have logged a total of 150 hours. The Medical Director at the Shawnee Mission hospital NICU Jodi Jackson said Kangaroo care helps premature babies regulate temperature and respirations with the person holding.
Shelly YangThe Kansas City Star
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