The Shawman

Shawnee H. ~ Super Hero Alias: The Shawman

Shawnee HAge: 16 years
Weight at birth: 1 lb 5 ozs
Weeks gestation: 23 weeks
Time in the NICU: 5 months

Diagnosis, surgeries, complications?

Seizures, CP, Heart Surgery, On oxygen, feeding tube, IV brain bleed, apnea monitor.

Why Should Your Children Be Recognized as Preemies of the Year?

Our adopted son came home on all kinds of machines and monitors. Around the age of 3 he no longer needed the oxygen and soon afterwards the feeding tube. Today he can propel his own wheel chair, use a stander and walk a short distance with his special walker. He is truly a miracle. We are so proud of him and all he has accomplished. And today he weighs about 170 lbs. His favorite activities are riding in the van/motor home and going to Arby’s or McDonald’s. He loves school. And he loves Disney.

Using Three Or More Characteristics of a Super Hero, Please Describe Your Child

Shawnee is a super hero because he has had to fight just to survive and he is winning that battle. He is very strong, brave and an inspiration to others who have micro preemies.

He inspires us each and every day.

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