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Premature birth
Christy Sewell

I was 23 weeks gestation and weighed 1 pound. I stayed at UAB for three weeks then was moved to Children's and remained there for five months. I was diagnosed with NEC, BPD, Grade III brain bleed and a host of other problems. I was on oxygen for several months and had a feeding tube from 3 years old until I was 12. I was also involved with Physical and Occupational Therapy. I am now 27 years old, a high school graduate and daycare volunteer.
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