Friday, August 12, 2011

A Surprise Miracle - Baby Ryan

They're all around us, everyday heros and miracles. Most of us have a few stories within our families to share, stories that give you pause to reflect on the wonder of life and the kindness of others. We'd love to hear how TMC for Children has helped your child and family, please share your story

The story below is truly wonderful, as is Baby Ryan. Thank you Cheryl for sharing.
"Funny how life can change in an instant.  Imagine walking into a hospital thinking you were having one medical procedure done only to find out that you were going to have a baby first. And boom there he was not even 24 hours after finding out about him!  My little miracle baby Ryan was born at 25 weeks, weighing in at only 1 pound 9 ounces.

 Ryan fought for his life for over five months.  If it weren't for the staff at TMC & modern medicine Ryan never would have survived.  Ryan's first stay in the hospital was four 1/2 months.  During this time he endured several surgeries, seven blood transfusions, broken ribs & a broken right femur.   Exactly one month later Ryan quit breathing while in bed one night due to complications with his trachea.  If TMC had not prepared me to handle such a situation Ryan would not have survived that incident either.  We then spent another three weeks at TMC.  Ryan now has a Trachea and a Feeding Tube. 

TMC helped transform a woman who NEVER considered having children & had no medical knowledge, nor experience, into a loving mother whose entire life is dedicated to taking care of her medically challenged infant. I never expected to have children and never realized what a blessing they are.  I thank God every night before I drift off to sleep that he felt I was deserving and capable enough to be given such a miracle.  I am the luckiest mom alive."

TMC for Children is part of Children's Miracle Network. Since 1984, the Children Miracle Network has raised more than $11 million for the TMC Foundation Children's Fund.  Every dollar raised in Southern Arizona stays here to benefit local programs for infants and children - to support wellness programs, purchase life-saving medical equipment and provide vital health services for kids at Tucson Medical Center. This August  24th, 25th, and 26th, Jenny and Chris from 92.9 The Mountain will be holding their annual Mountain of Miracles Radiothon. This is an incredible time to contribute and share. 

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