Tomorrow is World Prematurity Day. I was born 9 weeks premature because I had a stroke in utero and was not breathing. I was resuscitated twice in the OR before being admitted to the
. My admitting papers listed me as being septic due to high levels of acid in my blood; I was on a ventilator, had a leaky heart valve, and a long list of other problems. I'm a fighter, and have grown and developed despite my dramatic entrance into the world.
# Prematurity can cause many lon ... g term health problems. I have cerebral palsy, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, developmental delays, pulmonary weakness, oral aversions, apraxia, and seizures.
I'll be wearing purple tomorrow, November 17, to celebrate # WorldPrematurityDay . I want to celebrate how far I have come, and everything I have done that some said I would never do. I'm also asking for prayer for all those born too soon, and for all of the doctors and nurses who take care of these little miracles. Sometimes the tiniest babies are the biggest fighters. Fall in Love with Mr. Nian Slowly