Giving back: Nevada Union student diagnosed with leukemia at age 10 now helping critically ill children

Giving back: Nevada Union student diagnosed with leukemia at age 10 now helping critically ill children

In early 2011, the North San Juan community rallied around then-10-year-old Taylor Martines when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Admitted to the UC Medical Center in Sacramento, Taylor would go on to endure surgery, several years of chemotherapy, isolation from friends and more than a year of missed school due to his compromised immune system. Two years later, The Union again wrote about Taylor when the Make-A-Wish Foundation sent him and his family to a San Francisco 49ers game with a chance to meet the team

CHI Hospital St. Elizabeth in Lincoln, NE uses Angel Eye Cameras in the NICU to help promote bonding

CHI Hospital St. Elizabeth in Lincoln, NE uses Angel Eye Cameras in the NICU to help promote bonding

Almost three months ago Thorin Stevens was born at 26 weeks old. He was the first of Lacey Stevens's four boys to be in the NICU. Causing sadness, stress and fear for Lacey. "Because you don't know what's gonna happen or how it's gonna end," said Stevens.

Angel Eye Allows NICU Families to Bond with Their Baby While Away from the Hospital

Angel Eye Allows NICU Families to Bond with Their Baby While Away from the Hospital

Angel Eye is the only camera system created specifically for use by families of babies in a neonatal intensive care unit, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s NICU is the first unit in Northern California to install the Angel Eye cameras.

Parents of NICU Babies Can Check In through an App

Parents of NICU Babies Can Check In through an App

Tennile Hooper spends hours in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Sutter Memorial Hospital every day going back and forth between her twin sons born nearly four months premature.

She’s worried, tired and torn every time she has to go home and leave her babies.

“It’s unnatural to go home without your babies,” she said.

For three weeks she’s been looking forward to the day she could take them home. Monday night, for the first time, she did – in a way.

Hooper’s was one of two families who got to try out cameras just installed by Sutter.

Angel Eye is listed as one of Little Rock's Best Tech Startups for 2019 by the Tech Tribune

Angel Eye is listed as one of Little Rock's Best Tech Startups for 2019 by the Tech Tribune

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Little Rock, Arkansas. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential

  2. Leadership team

  3. Brand/product traction

  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

York Hospital offers 24/7 camera for families to check on NICU babies

York Hospital offers 24/7 camera for families to check on NICU babies

Cameras in neonatal intensive care units are helping some families check on their babies progress from afar.

The technology has been around for a while and is becoming increasingly popular. This week, York Hospital got added to the list of Midstate medical centers that offer the service. 

It hasn't been an easy road for Felicity Gettys and her newborn

"I see my daughter's head just shaking back and forth," said Gettys, who is from York. 

Two-day-old Kaleyanie Gettys went straight to the NICU, where she has been for over a week. First-time-mom Felicity was discharged, but Kaleyanie has to be watched. 

Learn how the team at Innovate Arkansas helped Angel Eye Camera Systems find the right leadership talent and continues to help support business growth.

Learn how the team at Innovate Arkansas helped Angel Eye Camera Systems find the right leadership talent and continues to help support business growth.

The IA relationship with Angel Eye began with a cold call and initial meetings with its founder Dr. Curtis Lowery, in 2010 before the company was even licensed out of the UAMS system. Dr. Lowery is the top neo-natal doctor in Arkansas.

Due to his familiarity with the problem, Dr. Lowery and Angle Eye placed themselves at the cutting edge of telemedicine innovation and saw the benefits of his remote NICU telemonitoring system for UAMS patients and families.

Angel Eye Cameras Welcomes Kyle Fouts

Angel Eye Cameras Welcomes Kyle Fouts

With his bachelor's degree fresh in hand from Spring Commencement, Kyle Fouts starts work today as recipient of an Arkansas Fellowship.

His fellowship is with a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences tech transfer start-up company, Angel Eye Cameras.  This is a two-year fellowship, with an annual salary of $40,000 and assurance of employment after he completes the experience.

Driscoll Children's Hospital uses Angel Eye Cameras to help parents bond with their babies

Driscoll Children's Hospital uses Angel Eye Cameras to help parents bond with their babies

Driscoll Children's Hospital cares for hundreds of babies in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit every year.

Those babies are among the tiniest and sickest in the Coastal Bend. Often, the babies are transported from surrounding communities to receive NICU treatment at Driscoll.

Some babies will spend weeks in the NICU, some will be there for months. Unfortunately, parents cannot always be there. But a special camera system in the NICU is allowing parents the ability to always see their babies.