condition: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Grayson and Scarlett’s Beginning

At 25 weeks and 5 days, Grayson and Scarlett decided they could no longer wait to come into our world. They cried on their own, little cries which suited their 1 pound, 15 ounces, and 2 pound bodies. They were wheeled from the OR to the NICU and into the plastic boxes that I later […]

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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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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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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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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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The Power of Extraordinary

Bryce was born at 24 wks but had no fluid in the womb from 19 wks on. As a result, his lungs were severely underdeveloped and needed mechanical ventilation since birth and ultimately was diagnosed with severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). At around 7 mos., Bryce needed several surgeries including a tracheostomy. Not too long after, […]

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My heroes

Arthur and Xavier were born at 23 weeks gestation at OSU. At 25 weeks gestation they were transfered to Children’s because they had esophageal perforation. The very next day Arthur was found to have NEC. His brother Xavier followed his lead and a week later had the same surgery due to NEC. Xavier spent 172 […]

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