Preemie Store has been family owned since opening in 1983. Pat Cotter acquired the store in 1985. As a mother of two preemies, she developed a love for preemie families and a desire to assist in clothing these little fighters, by sewing little things for sale at Abbott Northwestern, and Minneapolis Children's Hospitals. She then opened the on-line Preemie Store in the early 1990's and has been providing clothing and accessories to preemie parents. Her two preemie daughters have assisted her at times, which has brought her business full circle.