Nevaeh Rose Green was born on February 23, 2009. She was born 17 weeks premature and weighed a little over one pound. Nevaeh's lungs were not fully developed and she was put on a ventilator immediately. Medical professionals gave her a 10 percent chance of surviving the first night and a 20 percent chance of surviving the first week. She beat those odds, but remained in the NICU for 105 days. She had many complications during her hospital stay including an intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), seizures, periventricular leukomalacia (damaged brain tissue), retinopathy of prematurity (disease of the eye), pneumonia and many other infections. At 15 months old, Nevaeh was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and was later diagnosed with epilepsy. She is unable to sit, crawl, walk or talk and is fully dependent on those around her. Nevaeh needs a lot of special equipment and therapy to become more independent. Nevaeh works hard at home and follows a program influenced by The Family Hope Center.
We have been so blessed to be a part of Reagan's Journey. The cost of equipment and therapy can be overwhelming. With the wonderful people at Reagan's Journey and many caring people in the community, we have been able to get Nevaeh help that would not have been financially possible. We've also had the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people, people that will be lifelong friends. We look forward to making more friends along the way. We are so thankful for everyone at Reagan's Journey, but especially thankful to our inspiration, Miss Reagan Marie Neal.
- What Makes Me Unique:
- Cerebral Palsy
- 9 years old
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