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Necrotizing enterocolitis
Kaitlyn Hurter

Miracle Child
By Michelle Hurter

Kaitlyn (2 lbs at birth) and her brother Grayson were born on May 26, 2006 at 26 weeks gestation. At five days old Kaitlyn was diagnosed with NEC and rushed from UAB NICU to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, AL. The staff was wonderful, especially one of our nurses Kristin Kozub at Children's and Kelli Gray at UAB. Kaitlyn was later diagnosed with ROP Stage III. She went through a total of three bouts with NEC, which included two emergency surgeries. She also had surgery to close her PDA. Today she is a happy and healthy 2 1/2 year old. We are blessed to have her and her twin brother with us and thank God every day for all the wonderful people in both the NICU at Children's and the NICU at UAB.

Children’s Hospital means that we have a place that our children can be treated in an atmosphere designated to the well-being of all children. Our twins would not be here today without the nurses and doctors at Children's Hospital.
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