Stamford resident Jamie Krug and her family have a special saying for Stamford Hospital.
"We say it saved our son's life twice," said Jamie Krug, who is part of the hospital's Dream Ball committee.
At the hospital her now four-year-old son was born five weeks premature.
"He ended up needing chest tubes. He coded multiple times. The first time being in my husband's arms the first time my husband held him," said Krug.
After being transferred to a different hospital, they brought their son back into the care of Stamford doctors a second time.
"Stamford Hospital was the place that diagnosed him with having had a stroke in utero which, as tragic as that was, the fact that he had this incredible early detection, he was able to…it was able to give him the opportunity to have therapy and medical intervention that was necessary to give him the quality of life he will now have," said Krug.
Wanting give back, she and her husband volunteer with the hospital's Dream Ball event. It raises funds for important patient programs and services, and is coming up Saturday.
Those funds benefit services like technology necessary to save babies, like Krug's son, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Dream Ball will take place at the hospital's Tully Health Center November 2 starting at 6 p.m. For more information, visit dreamball.org.