Two years ago, my brother and sister-in-law were expecting their second child. Apparently he couldn’t wait to get here though, because he was born at 27 weeks, weighing only 1 lb. 14 oz.
It was touch and go for a long time, but he is feisty and tenacious, and after 2 months in the NICU he was able to come home 2 days after Christmas.
Last month our micro-preemie turned 2 years old, and if you look at him today you would never guess that he’s ever been anything but a completely healthy little boy.
To thank and honor all the health care professionals who helped keep my little nephew alive, and to pay forward all the love and support they received during those 2 months, this holiday season my sister-in-law is raising money to buy 100 teddy bears to donate to local pediatric units.
The campaign only needs $180 more to be fully funded, so I decided to post about it here, in case anyone else has been touched by experiences with preemies and/or the NICU.
If you’d to learn more about the campaign, you can go here for more information or to donate.
Many blessings as we begin this holiday season together.