Kennedi Zahar Branch was born Jan. 17, 2011 at 24 weeks gestation weighing 1 lb 10 oz. and 11 3/4 inches long. She was airlifted to the nearest level III NICU which was an hour and 15 min drive from our home. I cannot begin to put into words how devastating it was to stay in the maternity ward and leave the hospital without my baby.
During Kennedi's 93 days in the NICU she was diagnosed with a mild brain bleed on her left side, a moderate sized heart murmur, chronic lung disease and had abnormal blood vessels and scar tissue grow over her retina in both eyes. By the time Kennedi was released her brain bleed had cleared up completely. She was still on oxygen and a apnea monitor and had to follow up with her cardiologist and optometrist.
Today Kennedi is a happyy almost 9 month old (5 months adjusted) she still sees her cardiologist has since been diagnosed with Pulmonary stenosis, meaning her heart muscles are not as flexible as they should be, and her heart murmur is still present. She continues to see the optometrist, but has been cleared of any deficiencies due to prematurity. She receives physical therapy once a week for an hour a week. Kennedi is still very small for her age and her gross motor skills are somewhat behind, but she is steadily progressing.
Kennedi is an absolute joy and blessing for our family. We are so thankful and grateful to have her and we are participating in this fundraiser to increase awareness and funds to help make it possible for the next preemie to have a success story.
Thank you for your donation and God bless you and your family!
OUR TEAM GOAL IS TO ORDER 10 CALENDARS!
Cofféi, Brittney, Nate & Kennedi
HERE IS THE FRONT COVER OF THE CALENDAR AND A PREVIEW
YOU CAN PRINT OFF THIS ORDER FORM AND MAIL IN WITH OUR TEAM NAME AND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER OR JUST USE THE BUTTON BELOW TO ORDER WITH A CREDIT CARD TO BE AUTOMATICALLY ADDED TO OUR TEAM. CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED ANY HELP! ~COFFEI
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