23 weeks


1 lb, 2 oz


  • apnea
  • PDA ligation
  • retinopathy of prematurity
  • twin to twin transfusion syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Grade 3 brain bleed

Stella loves to listen to books and songs and tries to read and clap along. She thinks it’s funny when she sneaks her snacks to the dog. Stella receives early intervention services in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Stella is working hard to get caught up to her peers and looks forward to joining them in a play group when her immune system and lungs are strong enough.

This story is in memory of Stella's twin sister, Emma, who passed away due to complications with prematurity.

A neonatologist is available 24/7 for referral and case consultation