condition: Prematurity

Killian’s Story

As soon as his parents knew they were pregnant, they named their son to be, Killian, which means small and fierce. It would turn out that was the perfect name. At 25 weeks, Killian’s mom suddenly went into labor.  The doctors did all they could to hold off delivery for more than three days of […]

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Quentin’s Story

Quentin was born 15 weeks early at Riverside Methodist Hospital in January 2013. A breathing tube was placed immediately and he was whisked away to the NICU. This was day one of our 316 day hospital stay. After 3 weeks at Riverside, Quentin was transported to the Main Campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital because it […]

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Emily’s Story

Emily’s mom went into unexpected labor, 13 weeks too early. Emily was born weighing just two pounds, two ounces. After a week stay in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, she was transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital main campus for further treatment. During her 100-day stay, Emily endured […]

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Carson, Our Rainbow Baby

Carson, our rainbow baby was born six weeks early at Grant Medical Center due to medical conditions that put me his mother and him in danger. He was immediately sent to their NICU which is a branch of Nationwide Children’s Hospital due to low oxygen saturation. After a portable chest x-ray and lab work it […]

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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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Jordan’s Story

“Are you mentally prepared for this?” Jovanna asked her husband, Rance. “Are you ready if he’s not alive?” The Robinsons were on the quietest and longest 9-hour drive the couple had ever been on. While in New Jersey at a dance competition for their daughter, Jovanna’s water broke.  She was only 23 weeks. They rushed […]

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A shocking entrance

Dec. 15th 2010, I’m 25 weeks pregnant and everything has been normal. I’m at work about to open and use the restroom. There’s blood and I’m panicking. Call my boss and drive to the hospital. I can barely speak to the people in the ER, they rush me back and within 20 minutes, I’ve had […]

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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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Decko the Competitor

Decko was born at 33 weeks and spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He was then diagnosed with necrotizing entercolitis (NEC), which is a disease of the intestine of newborn infants. Decko has been through a lot but that hasn’t stopped him from being a happy kid! He’s probably spent more time […]

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