Isabella C. ~ Super Hero Alias: SuperBella-Bug

Isabella CAge: 3 years
Weight at Birth: 1 lb, 1 oz
Weeks Gestation: 24-26 (Biological mother had no prenatal care.)
Time in the NICU: 158 days

Diagnosis, complications, surgeries?

Isabella was born exposed to drugs from biological parents. She is adopted after being abandoned at birth. She experienced grade III/I brain bleeds, 2 blood transfusions, feeding issues, eye surgery, Fundo-Nissen surgery, and quadraplegia spastic Cerebal Palsy.

Why should your child be recognized as “Preemie of the Year”?

My child spent the first two months of her life fighting alone. She not only went through everything a preemie, such as with underdeveloped lungs, brain bleeds and breathing but also she did it all exposed to the drugs of her mother and alone.

Using three or more typical characteristics of a Super Hero, please describe your child.

My child is so brave and one of the strongest people I know. She continues to meet each new challenge with a smile.

What advice do you have for future NICU parents?

Find happiness in the little things and accept your child for who they are. Follow Isabella’s journey at


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