RSV Campaigns

MOST/PreemieCare sponsored several national campaigns to build awareness about a potentially life-threatening pediatric illness known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization and viral death of children under the age of five.1 The RSV season is fall through spring. Please take a moment to review the wealth of information from these campaigns.

  • PreemieCare 2004-2005 Campaign: A unique panel of experts joined forces at the Hudson Hotel in New York for the first media event of its kind to share their expertise and personal stories on prematurity as well as a preventable childhood illness.

    Sspecial guest Maysa performed "Out of the Blue," the title track to her new CD, and share her personal account of delivering a child three months early.

    Dr. Steve Berman, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), discussed the latest information on prematurity and when new parents should call their doctors.

  • Other information from the 2004-2005 campaign:
    The History Of Jazz by Maysa Leak - Maysa talks about her premature baby, Jazz.
    PreemieCare's New York Convention Agenda - titled "A Guide To Premature Children’s Health"
    Speaker Bios

  • PreemieCare 2003-2004:
    “Harmless? Ask Your Doctor About RSV”
  • PreemieCare 2002-2003:
    Includes an RSV awareness public service announcement with actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband NFL Quarterback Rodney Peete
  • PreemieCare 2001-2002:
    Featuring a national RSV awareness survey of new moms
  • PreemieCare 1999-2000:
    With Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes


For information, news, FAQs, and resources on RSV, visit the PreemieCare RSV Resources page.

RSV Stories


Bryce's Battle with RSV

My son Bryce was born on November twenty-first, 2000. He completed our family, which consisted of, Alexis 7, Tyler 6, and Emily fifteen mos. His older siblings were in 1st grade and 2nd grade, so any germs they came in contact with, they brought home to the two younger children. Luckily, at that point, I was a stay at home mom. I thought we were in the clear regarding RSV, figuring, that the older children wouldn’t pick up the virus. I was extremely wrong.   Read full story


Donald III

On October 18, 2003, one day over my due date, I gave birth to my fourth child, first son, Donald III (Trip). He was 6 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 inches long. Healthy pregnancy, healthy baby. Read full story

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