To end a crappy week, last Friday afternoon was one of the most brilliant and memorable that I’ve had in a loooong time.
A special little girl came to pay me a visit.
It had been almost six months since I had seen her last, at her first birthday party. But the moment she walked through the door, she still made my heart melt just like the first time I met her back in the days of NICU.
Little Miss E was born three days after the twinlets at the same hospital. As the surviving identical twin, her start to life is a story of true inspiration.
This little tyke was born 13 and a half weeks premature. And her birth weight was 720 gms (less than three slabs of butter). After battling through three long months in NICU, Little Miss E beat the odds.
She started here…
And in 11 months, progressed to here…
To be the smiling cherub who came to visit last Friday…
On August 14, as I pound that pavement in the City2Surf, I’ll be running for Little Miss E – the Miracle Baby that holds a special place in my heart.
Please click here if you would like to donate to the Miracle Babies Foundation – a support group for parents and families of premature babies and sick newborns, and the hospitals that care for them.
A big thank you to Little Miss E’s mum for allowing me to share her daughter’s journey…Love you, Mama Tim Tam xxx