Preemie mom, Heather, shared a video she put together of her son’s journey in the NICU. Leon was born at 28.4 gestation and spent 69 days in the NICU. It is quite the inspirational video!
A former middle and high school chorus teacher, Laura B. Martin is the Director of Parent Communication and Engagement at Graham’s Foundation. She is mom to Joseph, Campbell, and Emily. Joseph and Campbell, fraternal twins, were born at 24 weeks gestation. Campbell lived for 23 beautiful days. Joseph spent 228 days in the NICU and experienced a near fatal bout with NEC that left him with Short Bowel Syndrome. Joseph faces many complications as a result of his extreme prematurity. He has a g-tube, auditory neuropathy, hypotonic cerebral palsy, asthma, vision impairment, hypothyroidism, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and multiple food allergies. Even still, he is a happy and active child. Laura, her husband, Scott, Joseph, and Emily live in the South. Laura can be reached via email .