On Mothers Day morning, 5/14, I woke up to use the bathroom and my water broke; I thought to myself this can't be happening she isn't due to arrive until the end of July! I arrived at United Hospital at 4:30am and I was told two things were going to happen that day, she was either going to be born or I would sit on bed rest at the hospital for 4 weeks.... well my daughter had her own plan and decided to arrive at 9:28 that morning. Zakiya was born at 29 weeks gestation and weighed 3 lbs 7 oz. Today Zakiya is still in the NICU working on botteling. She weighs 5 lbs 5 oz and continues to gain weight every day. Edens Garden was able to offer my family financial assistance in a great time of need and we are forever greateful for their generosity.
*Thank you to Zakiya's mom for sharing her story.