COLUMBIA, S.C. (WLTX) - Blankets of hope have made their way to premature infants in the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital NICU today, bringing comfort to the babies and families alike.

Today marks World Prematurity Day, a day which is hitting close to home right here in the Midlands.

It all began, with one grandmother's desire to honor her late grandson who was in a similar premature condition like the infants she now helps.

Families of the babies who are going through a premie stay are grateful to have something tangible that feels like home while at the NICU.