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Little Man (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 September 2006 (Ireland)
Little man is the story of how a micro-preemie brought a family to its knees.  Throughout his struggle for life, so struggle filmmaker, Nicole Conn and political activist Gwen Baba to keep ... See full summary »

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Nicole Conn

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Sam Harris (composition)
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Nicholas James Baba-Conn Nicholas James Baba-Conn ... Himself
Lily Chow Lily Chow ... Herself (as Dr. Lily Chow)
Michele Hakakha Michele Hakakha ... Herself (as Dr. Michele Hakakha)
Nicole Conn Nicole Conn ... Herself
Lisa Michele Jones Lisa Michele Jones ... Herself - Friend
Gabrielle Baba-Conn Gabrielle Baba-Conn ... Herself
Kim Wendt Kim Wendt ... Herself - Genetics Counselor
John Williams John Williams ... Himself - Pernatologist (as Dr. John Williams)
Deborah Krakow Deborah Krakow ... Herself - Geneticist (as Dr. Deborah Krakow)
Jennifer Bergman Jennifer Bergman ... Herself - Friend
Jeannie Karaffa Jeannie Karaffa ... Herself - Friend and Attorney
Kathy Johnson Kathy Johnson ... Herself - Charge Nurse
Judy Ostheimer Judy Ostheimer ... Herself - Primary Nurse
Richard Krueger Richard Krueger ... Himself - Neonatologist
Becky Harrington Becky Harrington ... Herself - Primary Nurse
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Little man is the story of how a micro-preemie brought a family to its knees.  Throughout his struggle for life, so struggle filmmaker, Nicole Conn and political activist Gwen Baba to keep their family from disintegrating under the unrelenting stress and chaos of hospitals, emergency medical crisis and a crushing blow to trust. Written by Anonymous

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what happens when you risk losing one love to save another?

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Munchhausen's by proxy
14 November 2011 | by grace-heckenbergSee all my reviews

This is a very informative documentary about the horrific and horrifically expensive lives of micro-preemies. Nicole Conn cites uncontrollable "maternal instincts" as her excuse for choosing to attempt to keep her micro-preemie alive -- against the wishes of her life partner.

Needless to say, the poor micro-preemie goes through hell because of Nicole Conn's emotional "needs." He will have very severe medical problems and limitations for the rest of his life and require constant very expensive care (e.g. round-the-clock nursing).

Conn's wife (who did not agree with Conn in requesting extreme medical measures to keep the micro-preemie alive) and their young daughter also suffer greatly. And so do the citizens of California who must pay for this micro-preemie's medical expenses, OVER A MILLION DOLLARS in infancy alone and no doubt MANY MILLIONS MORE during the course of his life.

Conn appears to be an incredibly selfish person who is willing to let everybody else suffer in order to get her own emotional "needs" met -- and she refuses to see that her "needs" are really just wants, optional. Although she attempts to vindicate herself, nothing can justify such extraordinary selfishness. It's sad to think of someone who would cause such suffering to get her "needs" met parenting even a healthy child.

(Watch for the element Munchhausen's by proxy: Because her micro-preemie is the center of intense medical attention, she is able to bask in the glow and feel very important herself. On top of all that attention, Conn is simultaneously starring in a documentary about...herself!) I rated this 10 stars because I feel that people need to be aware of how public funds and health care dollars are wasted by amoral people like Conn. We need new laws that will prevent this sort of thing.

That the micro-preemie is now a cute toddler does not justify this: How long will he remain tiny and cute? Who is going to care for him when he is no longer a cute little toddler? Will the older sister, who lost nearly all her mother's attention after his birth (apparently of no concern to Conn), be expected to sacrifice much of her life to care for him? The suffering he went through in the many months before he went home for the hospital was enough to justify stopping the extreme medical measures that were used to keep him alive.


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