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Local boy offers donation to Bryn Mawr Hospital NICU for saving siblings lives

Bryn Mawr Hospital April 10, 2015 Inside Main Line Health

Kaplan kids In photo: (Front row, from left) Alexander, Benjamin and Joshua Kish, and their mom Melissa Bloom and grandmother, tour the NICU with (center) Glenn Kaplan, MD, and Barb Mahoney, nurse manager, MLH NICUs.

Benjamin Kish was only three years old when his brothers Joshua and Alexander were born three months prematurely at Bryn Mawr Hospital in 2011. But when his first grade class at New Eagle Elementary School in Wayne was participating in a “Big Give Project,” he knew immediately he wanted to give back to Bryn Mawr’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In his words, the NICU “saved my brothers.”

For his project, Benjamin sold handmade magnets for $5 each to his friends and family. He raised $55, which he donated to the NICU. Glenn Kaplan, MD, director, neonatology services at Main Line Health, wrote a thank-you note to Benjamin and invited him to tour the NICU, which he did last week, joined by his brothers.