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Local Foundation Raises Strep Awareness, Helps Intensive Care Babies

Posted December 3, 2002

— An Apex couple turned a family tragedy into something positive for future mothers.

The Reids started a foundation called

Allison Hugs

to help parents with children in intensive care.

Through a routine test, Robin Reid found out she was positive for group-B strep when she was pregnant.

Reid received an antibiotic when she delivered her daughter, Allison. The antibiotic was not enough to protect her daughter, who is now permanently disabled.

The program aims to also raise awareness about group-B strep among pregnant women.

"You get a strength that you never would have imagined. Every second of every day that I look at her, it rips my heart out to know that she has gone through in her nine months of life more than most 80-year-olds have to go through ever," Reid said.


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