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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ava’s Story

On July 25, 2008, Jim and Jennifer Robertson welcomed their daughter, Ava Angelina, into the world at 24 weeks gestation.  Ava weighed only 11 ounces. Ava was 9 inches in length.  Ava’s parents were told many times that Ava wouldn’t survive after birth.   However, God stepped in and made the seemingly impossible, possible.

During her first year of life, Ava battled a borderline grade 2 brain bleed, pneumonia, staph, fungal sepsis, liver complications, and an unidentified bowel problem, and at 15 ounces, Ava was the smallest baby to ever have PDA ligation heart surgery. 

Against all odds, Ava and her family celebrated her first birthday at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Ava has since been able to come home, something her parents were told would never happen.  Ava is now a happy 3 year old but still has many obstacles to overcome.

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