In 1984, the smallest baby was born in Texas at 1 pound, 4 ounces. She was a micro-preemie, born at 24 weeks with a single-digit percent chance of surviving.
But Tammy Lewis survived, and in 2009 she started working for the same hospital and alongside the same people that brought her to life.
“Going through school, I knew this was where I wanted to be,” she shared with KCEN News, adding, “I knew I wanted to work with children, and not just children, but NICU patients. Not many people can say you can go work where you were born and care for the same type of babies like you were and be able to give back in that way.”
Her overall goal is to give parents hope that their child can survive, and that they are in the most capable of hands. She’s happy to present herself as a success story and show that “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Learn more about Lewis’ story, here: