condition: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Izzy’s Story

Izabella, known as “Izzy,” has been loved fiercely by her mama and mommy long before she was even born. Izzy’s moms, Ashley and Kelly, found out about Izzy when her birth mother was 12 weeks pregnant. They knew right away that Izzy belonged in their family and that they needed to adopt her. At 16 […]

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Joshua’s Story

Born at 24 weeks, Joshua’s life began too early. At a mere 1 pound 11 ounces, Joshua was intubated immediately after birth and his life was in critical condition. He was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he was provided care. As a result of his prematurity he suffered a severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage (brain bleed), […]

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Colin’s Journey

We didn’t plan on transferring my son Colin to Nationwide Children’s Hospital; my husband had to move here in order to keep his job, but moving him to this hospital was one of the best things that happened for him and our family. Ofcourse hindsight is 20/20 and if I had known that Nationwide specialized […]

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Braydon’s Fight

Braydon was born at 28 weeks and 1 day at 690 grams (1 pound 7 oz) because of absent blood flow to his umbilical cord. Mom and dad were told that he may not make it throughout the night. To the doctors surprise he made it. Little did we know how sick Braydon was. Braydon […]

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Sweet Adeline

At 10 weeks gestation I was diagnosed with isoimmunization, secondary to failed Rhogam and O- blood type. As a result, I had developed Antibodies that at approximately 18 weeks gestation, would begin destroying Adeline’s red blood cells. This hemolytic disease could cause significant anemia in the baby and potentially death. At 23 and 6 we […]

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128 Days in the NICU

Our Grant was born at 28 weeks and 5 days of gestation at Riverside Hospital. He started out strong on CPAP and never had to be intubated. He was one of the unfortunate few babies to have caught RSV while in the hospital–which caused a huge setback and a trip to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Downtown. […]

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Joseph’s Story

Joseph was just one pound, 5 ounces when he was born. He made his debut unexpectedly, 16 weeks early. Joseph spent 6 months on a ventilator before his lungs were finally strong enough to function with just the assistance of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. With CPAP – which is a mask positioned […]

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My miracle

Hi my name is Serenity. I was born at 24 weeks and 2 days. I had a rough start in this world. When they took me out of my mommy belly I wasn’t breathing. I scared everyone! With the good Lord’s help and the doctor from Nationwide Children’s, I survived. They didn’t get to weigh […]

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Willow: Born at 22 Weeks

On March 4th, 2015, I went into labor at just 22 Weeks and 5 days into my pregnancy. The doctors tried to do everything to stop my labor but we both became septic very quickly and she had to be taken via emergency c-section. The on call doctor advised us that she was no longer […]

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