There are two emails we sent to family and friends to update them on Caitlin’s progress after 100 days in NICU, and then another shortly after she passed away 30 days later. If you are a parent who has been through something similar, we encourage you to read them so you know you are not alone. If you are fortunate enough to have not been affected by this growing epidemic, read them to get a truer understanding of why this foundation exists and why its work is important.
Our beautiful little angel Caitlin was born at 24 weeks and 5 days due to an infection in the amniotic fluid that forced premature labor. Post-natal testing could never definitively explain why it occurred or whether it could have been prevented.
Born weighing just 1 pound and 7 ounces, and measuring 12 inches long, Caitlin’s 4-month roller coaster ride forever changed who we are, and gave us a new perspective on life in many ways. She set an example for courage, strength and tenacity that you could not help but marvel at and make you proud to be Mom and Dad.
We have since been blessed with two healthy, full-term daughters who are the center of our world. We couldn’t be more pleased that they know their big sister is watching down on them, and that her legacy is making a real difference for others.
With your support, we hope to continue to educate as many people as possible about the growing epidemic of premature birth and the important work Caitlin’s foundation is doing to bring some comfort to babies and their families in what is one of the most difficult and stressful times of their lives…when they were expecting to be celebrating one of the most happy and joyous events life has to offer.