Faith B. ~ Super Hero Alias: Feisty Faith
Age: 1 year
Weight at birth: 1lb 3.5 ozs
Weeks gestation: 23 weeks, 6 days
Time in the NICU: 101 days
Diagnosis, complications, surgeries?
Surgery to close a PDA. Was diagnosed with BPD and a ASD.
Why Should Your Children Be Recognized as Preemies of the Year?
Faith defied the odds of being born at 23.6 weeks at a hospital without a NICU. Although her NICU Journey was a typical roller coaster, she has done so well since being home that she has left many medical personnel baffled. Faith has brought my family closer to one another and inspired the start up of The Gift of Faith Project. The organization provides care packages and support to families with premature infants. Faith is now 24lbs and many cannot tell she was a preemie. She has a feisty attitude and can make even the coldest hearts melt. I tell everyone that Faith has taught me more in her year of life than, I’ve learned in all of my 33 years. She has taught me patience, kindness and to just have “faith.” Even though I wish I could have carried her to term, I’m so thankful for my child.
Using Three Or More Characteristics of a Super Hero, Please Describe Your Child
Determined, Strong, Innocent, Energetic
What advice do you have for future NICU parents?
Patience & Faith are essential.