2016 Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero: Shelby
Shelby was born prematurely at 23 weeks and then transferred to Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota – Minneapolis. Her family believes Shelby would not have survived without the exceptional care provided by her children’s hospital. Specifically, Shelby was cared for in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and she was seen by numerous specialists in gastroenterology, cardiology, ear, nose & throat, and pulmonology.
Amazingly, Shelby has been gradually progressing since her premature birth six years ago. With the assistance from more than seven specialists and the unending support from her family, Shelby has become a truly happy and healthy girl with a vivacious personality. She absolutely loves to play with her friends and sister, as well as anything calico. Shelby also likes to play at the park and vacation at the beach or in a cabin.