Preemie Grows Up to Work in Her Birth Hospital's NICU

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I was born at three and a half months early, and a pound and four ounces. The prognosis my parents were given there for potential survival rate then was about a 5 to 10% chance.


To be able to work thought in the same place I was born in, to be able to give back to those patients and give those families a little bit of hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it's amazing. Absolutely amazing. Scott and White was the only place that I applied to after school because that's where I knew I wanted to be.


That was so rewarding when she came to work with us. I just kind of flipped out. I was like, "Oh my gosh. She's all grown up, and she's going to work with us." So she was the first baby I took care of that was that premature. She was tiny. She was really early. They didn't usually survive. Survival rate was very low just because of the technology we had at the time.

Thankfully, with modern medicine and technology changes and good advancements, we are able to increase those percentages and increase those odds.


They ask me tons of questions. And we get to know each other. We spent a lot of time with our families for many months. And we all become one big family.

And Tammy has so much insight and empathy with them. I'm so proud of everything she's done.

It's an amazing opportunity, and I am reminded of how blessed I am every day at work.