Isabel Rivero, RN, BSN, brings a unique perspective to her work at the Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: Newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital. She and her identical twin, Viviana, spent the first few months of their lives there, decades ago.
Born prematurely, Isabel and Viviana have been close for as long as they can remember – and it’s a bond so important to Isabel that she was motivated to help others facing similar circumstances.
“I make a difference to families I meet in the NICU, because I’m a real-life success story for parents,” Isabel said. “Of course, my work is challenging, but I also know that the bonds I forge are just as important as the care we give our tiny patients.”
Nov. 2009 Miracle Stories
Born at One Pound, One Ounce, Newborn Goes Home. Link opens story page.
On November 6, 2009, Gabriella Mercedes Gil finally went home - eight months after being born at Holtz Children’s Hospital, weighing just one pound, one ounce.Explore in story page.
Oct. 2015 Jackson History
Middle School Assistant Principal Receives New Heart. Link opens story page.
After years of battling cardiomyopathy, Erika Carter-Rolle finally received a lifesaving heart transplant.Explore in story page.