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Stacey’s Kendall’s pregnancy happened much sooner than she ever anticipated. “I was diagnosed with a condition called “Premature Rupture of the Membranes,” Stacey said. “My water broke on Easter morning and my delivery went too quickly for it to be stopped.”

Kane Kendall was born on April 1st, 2018. “I was terrified to have a premature baby because I had never been through that before,” said Stacey. “I had so many questions but the doctors and nurses answered all my questions and made me feel more comfortable. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.”

There would definitely be some challenges ahead, including the struggle of a feeding tube. ”When he had his feeding tube removed and he was able to drink from a bottle, that was a very happy moment! The nurses and doctors celebrate each milestone in the NICU which makes the journey a little easier.”

Another difficulty for Stacey was having to leave the hospital without Kane. “It was difficult when I had to leave Kane at the hospital every evening and go home to be with my other son. I knew he was in good hands, but it was still difficult.”

Kane is now a one-year-old and doing great! “He’s doing wonderful! He just celebrated his first birthday and his little personality is shining through. He truly is the happiest baby I’ve ever met! I couldn’t ask for a better experience at St. John’s. The staff truly made a terrifying time in my life the best it could be!”

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