Mia.When Mia was born 12 weeks early, we knew she was going to have to be a fighter. Thankfully, the experts at Cincinnati Children’s were battling right beside her.

Mia developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a condition that destroys the bowels of fragile babies. She needed specialized care, so we went to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Cincinnati Children’s.

Mia’s outlook was pretty grim, but her care team had a plan to save her. We soon realized that we were in a very special place. Not only was Mia receiving the best medical care, but we got amazing emotional support that helped us get through this scary time.

After eight long months and six surgeries, we were finally able to bring Mia home. Today, she is a vibrant 6-year-old who loves playing in her jumpy castle. She’ll continue to need treatment as she gets older, but we know that Cincinnati Children’s will be with us every step of the way. 

− Graeme, grateful father of Mia