I was born full term weighing 7 # 4 oz. Mom had an emergency C- section, uterine rupture, and placental abruption. I had no heartbeat. The doctors told my mother that I wouldn’t make it past one day old and if I did I was going to be brain dead. In my first two days, I had 3 seizures. I was too sick to be held by my mother, this hurt her to the core. Finally, at 1 month old, I was in her arms and close to her heart. I was diagnosed with subglottic stenosis at 1 month and couldn’t drink a full bottle. Now, I have a feeding tube inside of my stomach to help me eat. I spent two months of my life living in the NICU before going home. This has been a tough year for me and my family, but we made it through all these storms. I am healthy as can be and will only get stronger from this.