I personally would like to honor World Prematurity Day today. It was 9 years ago that I gave birth to triplets at 24 weeks gestation and millions of families watch their early babies fight for their lives and many get the opportunity to thrive thanks to our modern technology and medical advances. The NICU was a world I never knew existed as my first born, Kaleb was a healthy 8 lbs. 14 oz. I had no idea the NICU would be my home for six months after the birth of Liam, Aiden and Zoie and that today they would still be struggling with the effects of their prematurity.
I honor today the countless people who blessed and still bless the lives of our family. I give great praise to the Doctors, NICU Nurses, OT’s, PT’s, ST’s, RT’s, NICU staff, family and friends who gave me the courage to hang on and for the tireless hours it took for the team of experts to keep these little one’s alive. I am forever grateful to be the mother of two beautiful boys Liam and Aiden and to have our angel Zoie looking down on us from heaven.
Join me today, 17 NOV on World Prematurity Day in helping educate everyone around us! If you are a parent of a preemie, please share your story with us on our facebook page!
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