You might ask what is an unsung hero?
“An unsung hero is a role model whose generous acts of compassion, strength, selflessness, perseverance and, quite possibly, sacrifice make a profound and positive difference on the course of history.” Lowell Milken Center
The other day A Story of Faith and 27 Miracles brought you the story of Glenn Ferguson, a world-famous Caricaturist that is sponsoring The Gift of Life event on September 13 2014. If you missed his story, click on this link https://27miracles.com/2014/05/29/spotlight-on-glenn-ferguson-caricature-artist/
After the overwhelming response from readers that never knew he was a preemie and his dedication to this event, many became supporters of this very important fundraising event by purchasing tickets and becoming sponsors. You can visit our website www.astoryoffaith.com to obtain more details.
Today A Story of Faith and 27 Miracles want to bring you another story on one unsung hero. It is the daughter of Master Bridal Consultant Rosie Moore . After the initial shock that a teenager receives that mom is having a baby, that was the start of a whirlwind change in her young teen age life. Kayla was 14 yrs old when Kaleb was born at 27 weeks weighing only 1lb and 10 oz. A micropreemie born 13 weeks early. Life still had to go on for Kayla despite the fact that her baby brother was clinging to life in the NICU. Many days and nights of schedule changes, homework at the hospital, dinners out on the road and no family fun activities on the weekends due to trips to the hospital. But she quietly helped to be supportive, although never knowing what was really going on.
Life care coaches at the hospital brought Kayla in to see the baby for the very first time in November when he was a little more stable in the step down NICU. It was very shocking for a teen to see such a tiny baby all attached to wires and machines supporting his life. She was given the chance to hold him, but it was much to scary for her.
The weeks and months passed by and Kaleb was finally able to come home. Coming home, that is where more challenges came about. In March 2010, Kaleb came home to be on 18 different medication dosages, oxygen 24/7, apnea monitors at night, 2 types of breathing treatments every four hours, tube feedings every 3 hours, occupational, speech and physical therapists coming to the house daily, 2-3 drs appts every week. Wow life was definitely not normal here . Kayla started to see the care that was involved in taking care of Kaleb. Little by little she learned about his care and treatment.
In June 2010, Rosie, Marcus, Kayla and Baby Kaleb, planned a trip to visit Marcus’ family in NJ. Oh boy with all that Kaleb had going on, that sounds crazy. All the necessary permissions were obtained to carry equipment on the flight. Kaleb was weaned off the oxygen little by little so that he can sustain a 2 hour flight until he would be on the ground again to receive the oxygen. It was an interesting sight at the checkout counter with 8 carry on bags, 6 checked bags, stroller and car seat. For three people and a baby wow, but Kayla helped all the way through with taking care of him. She learned how to do his breathing treatments and how to do his tube feedings and administer his medications.
Today she is 19 years old and a college student at PBA studying Communications. She is today’s unsung hero as she turned 19 years old yesterday and we remember her today for stepping up to the plate and helping a difficult situation be an easier situation. Kayla helped to take care of Kaleb whenever her parents had to do a wedding or event or just needed some down time to rest or relax.
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