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Happy Friday everyone! Today is a special day for us as we are going to share our very first story from the ‘Almighty Acorn’ series.

Our first little acorn is Jesse.

“Jesse was born at 31 weeks, he weighed a tiny 1.4kgs (3lbs)

I was admitted to hospital for 8 weeks before he was delivered, initially they nearly delivered him at 26 weeks but the dreaded magnesium infusion worked its magic and we were able to hold on for a couple more weeks. I have a brain tumor and neurological condition that causes the pressure in my brain to rise and this put him and I in an extremely dangerous situation, it eventually stopped my placenta from working and so there was no choice but to deliver him via emergency c section under general anesthetic.

It was 30 hours before I was able to see him. He was on a ventilator for a week and then C Pap for 5 days and then high flow oxygen. He had to be put under the lights numerous times and battled sepsis and various infections that nearly took him from us. The first time I was able to hold him was undoubtedly the best moment of my life. The NICU journey is like nothing else, it will break your heart and test your faith. There is absolutely nothing harder than watching your child fight for their life. These little warriors are born fighting, Jesse is now 4 months old, 2 months corrected. He is doing so well. He battles with his lungs still from being on the ventilator and he has had ongoing issues with his eyes called ROP, this is a result of prematurity and the ventilator, but every day things get better. We work hard in therapy with him every day to give him the best chance for a good future. He truly is my little miracle.” - Nicky (Jesse’s mom)

Swipe to see Jesse go from strength to strength. Him and his momma are such warriors 💜

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Welcome to our first annual Adeline’s Aid August dropbox event.

For the month of August we will be collecting items to package bedrest baskets for mothers in preterm labor in our local hospitals.

After my experience I can promise you, most mothers on bedrest do not know what/how much help she needs. Initially you are in shock and not thinking clearly. That is why we need your help collecting items to uplift her and make her feel pampered, relaxed and encouraged.

Currently we have a dropbox at First Baptist Fort Mill and several local neighborhoods. If you would like to assist with this event please contact us and we would love to give you some flyers and a collection box. Items currently in need are chick lit books, adult coloring in books, pencil crayons, nail polish, face masks, unscented soaps and lotions and healthy snacks. Alternatively we would greatly appreciate a donation made through our website to put towards the baskets.

We are a new nonprofit, currently tiny but mighty, just like our NICU warriors. So our website, blog and social media accounts are all a work in progress. We look forward to updating you all in September with our packing party and first drop off for all the sweet mothers in need.

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