Each month we donate a portion of our proceeds to a child with medical needs through the Legendairy Littles program. January 1, 2021 at only 27 weeks gestation, Jack’s mom’s water broke in the middle of the night. She was admitted to a high-level hospital to accommodate her diagnosis of Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes (PPROM). She was in the hospital for over four weeks while being two hours away from her fiancé and 3-year-old son, Carter. On January 31, miracle rainbow baby Jack was born small, weak, and barely breathing. He was immediately intubated and rushed to the NICU where he would spend 50 days. During his fight in the NICU, Jack had over a month of breathing assistance, bilirubin lights, IVs, x-rays, EKDs, lumbar punctures, an NG tube, and so much more.
Jack still has a heart murmur, hypothyroidism, and another issue that needed attention. Additionally, at his 2-month well check, he had a reaction that caused his oxygen levels to drop and Jack to have sporadic breathing. After that event, Jack’s growth began to really slow down. He would spend all day and night crying. His family saw several specialists, none of who could provide much guidance. Jack’s mom, thankfully, followed her intuition and switched Jack to a different formula and that helped resolve his inconsolable crying.
Today, Jack is growing great at over 9 pounds. He is smiling and starting to hit his adjusted age milestones with the help of therapy. He’s a happy, sweet, loving boy with the best big brother cheering for him every day. The Legendairy Littles donation will help Jack’s family with the cost of his ongoing therapies that he is attending each week.