Each month we donate a portion of our proceeds to a child with medical needs through the Legendairy Littles program. During the month of February, we will be featuring Jamie.
A micro preemie, Jamie was born at only 26 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound 15 ounces. Due to his premature birth, Jamie was whisked away from his mama and sent directly to the NICU. He will be a resident of the NICU until near his original due date of January 13, 2024.
The odds may be stacked against Jamie, but he isn’t letting the statistics stand in his way. The survival rate of 26-week-old infants is approximately 40%, but Jamie takes every challenge with such admirable strength and refuses to give up. No matter how smooth Jamie is making his micro premie journey look, the challenges that he is fighting can be rough. He has had to have multiple tests and procedures to ensure his lungs are developing properly. Jamie has spent days strapped into bubble masks and CPAPs to aid in his breathing. Multiple PICC lines, mid-lines, and a G-tube have even been obstacles that Jamie is overcoming!
In December, Jamie was able to ditch his assistance breathing and be weaned down to room-air oxygen levels and then taken completely off of oxygen support. Jamie’s mama has been exclusively pumping during his early days in the NICU. Another milestone during December is that Jamie is able to learn to breast and bottle feed. Jamie’s nursery theme is forest animals and the family loves bears for him, especially teddy bears and Winnie the Pooh!
During the month of February, Legendairy Milk will be making a donation to Jamie’s family to help with his ongoing medical expenses. If you would like to donate directly to Jamie’s family, you can do so at their GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/82a01639