Hi, my name is Frankie Hendrix and on November 28th, 2013 I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy name Adam Hendrix. For those of you who don't know I was flown four hours away from my home and Adam was born premature. He got the benefit of two rounds of steroids to help his lungs develop faster before he came. He still had to be on oxygen the first couple of days he was there. Even after the oxygen came off we still had to see our baby with IVs in his hands, arms, and head at different points in his stay. Once the oxygen came off and the IV came out we then had to focus on teaching Adam how to control his body tempatures and to suck, swallow, and breath all at the same time so that he could eat by himself and we could eventually get the feeding tube out. My husband Vince and I watched and prayed for Adam day in and day out for three weeks. All we could think about was how he was doing and if he was okay while we had to leave him while we got some sleep each night. Many women are flown hours away from their homes to give birth to their premature babies and stay far away from their home for weeks and even several months. That is why I would like everyone's help in supporting a very important group called the Aly and Izy Foundation which helps families whose babies are in the NICU to receive places to stay very close to or on hospital grounds. I can say from personal experience that it really means a lot to parents when they can stay close to their babies even when they have to leave them for the night. Help me support the Aly and Izy Foundation when I participate in a 5K in honor of baby Adam.
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