Amelia Keppel was born two months too soon and weighed just 2 pounds, 3 ounces. During her two month stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), she received multiple blood transfusions and faced persistent breathing issues. Because the NICU was closed to siblings, her sisters, Maddie and Tess, did not get to meet Amelia face to face until she came home 63 days later. It was also her original due date.
Amelia began receiving early intervention services when she was 6 months old, and she has always needed intensive learning support in school due to severe processing and archiving issues.
Today, Amelia is 12 years old and enjoys horseback riding, swimming and acting. She will be joined by her spirited team "La Famiglia di Amelia" at March for Babies in Baltimore. You can find a walk near you and sign up at marchforbabies.org.