Our beautiful Abby was born on the 14th of July, 2000.
Abby was born at just 25 weeks and 5 days, weighing 470 grams / 1 lb 1 oz.
Abby suffered many of the ailment's of prematurity, and endured a PDA ligation, Retinopothy of prematurity stage 3; requiring surgery, hydrocephalus, requiring major brain surgery on two occasions and chronic lung disease (Abby went home on oxygen and an apnoea monitor) and the list went on.
I am so happy to say that Abby is now 12 years old and is age appropriate at school, now in year 7!!!!
During Abby's journey, she had many infections, 8 blood transfusions and so many complications. My beautiful Abby is now almost 13 years of age. She is a miracle.
I am running for all the premature babies. Those that are with us and those that we remember. I feel so blessed to have my girl. And may God bless all that did not make it but will continue to live in our hearts.
Polly Prentice (running on the team for the first time in 2013) xxx