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I really do appreciate all the ideas and questions every has. If I some how miss answering one, I apologize. Just ask me again and I will either email you personally or answer it in a post. All of you have treated us like family and have practically considered Kayleigh as one of your own. If there is any ideas you would like to offer or questions you would like to ask, please do. If you don't want to post your comments for everyone to see, you are more than welcome to contact me personally at AdamFreemanPT@yahoo.com

God Bless,

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Anonymous said...

I just read Kayleigh's amazing life story. She's beautiful and such a miracle! Her story is such a testimony of how God is in control and we can trust Him for everything. I will be praying for Kayleigh and reading her updates.

My 7 year old twin girls were born at 28 weeks, weighing 2.10 lb & 2.13 lb. I know how hard it is to have your little baby in the hospital. God will give you the strength that you need. Try to take things "one day at a time". One day soon, your precious girl will be at home with you!

I'm collecting preemie's success stories so that I can give them to parents of preemies at NICUs/hospitals for encouragement.
I wish that success stories had been available for me to read when my daughters were in the NICU.

Would you mind if I shared Kayleigh's amazing story of survival in the womb and her miraculous birth? The only information that I use for my stories is the preemie's first name, current age, birth weight,
# of weeks old at birth, victories/accomplishments since birth, and current talents & interests. My stories are brief and encouraging.

If you are interested in sharing Kayleigh's birth story with other parents, can you please contact me at preemiestories@gmail.com. Thank you.

I'll be praying for Kayleigh and your family. Kristine

Irene said...

Hey Freeman`s!!!
I just read with tears in my eyes every bit of Kayleigh`s story and I have to tell you... she´s the most precious fighter I`ve ever seen in my life, but hey, guys, you deserve a lot of credit too!!
I am amazed to see this family values in all of you, (that is a miracle tooo!). To get over this needs love, courage and a strong family to support us!!!
Everything in this blog is awesome, the pics, the music, everything, you have my heart!!!!
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years, so I don´t know the love for a son or daughter yet, but, you´ve show me the way thru this story and I´m very thankful for that!!!
You all will be in my everyday prayers!!
Irene

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DeeA said...

I resently started following your amazing story. I am very touched by it. You have been trough so much. I believe that God chooses very special people to get his message out and he has chosen you. There are always going to be non believers but I know your story will win some of them over because it is just so powerful. I wish that I could do something for you. All I have to give is my gratitude for you sharing your story and my prayers for Kayleigh and your family.
Praying for you all,
DeeA

Anonymous said...

Dear Freemans,
I have been following Kayleigh's blog for a long time. I pray for you guys daily and feel like I know you! I am so angry at the people posting rude comments. How would someone dare to say any of those things. As a Christian IT IS our job to spread the word and miracles that God has done in our own lives and the lives of others. If it wasn't for stories like yours and the many others how would people learn about God. I am so so sorry you have had to go through all of this. The devil makes me so mad! Why can't he just get lost?!?! I wish I could do so much more for you!! Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly throughout the day!
Praying for you continually,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Dear Freemans,

I want to send encouragment. Your words and your actions only display a family that is grounded in faith in God and love for their daughter.

Despite the negative comments I urge you to continue sharing Kayleigh and your story. God rewards those who honor him and allow their faith to be tested James 1 is proof of that. He calls us to "consider it pure ... for testing for your faith brings perseverence...in order that you may be complete lacking nothing."

I am praying for you all and hold try to that the Lord is a warrier, the Lord is mighty in battle and HE is the great healer.

Stay strong!

southview kids said...

we kids at southview love kayleigh and we are buying braclets like crazy we have 50 dollors worth and most of us are donatng and writing letters. we love kaylegih and we know she is gonna make it just keep your head up high.

Anonymous said...

Dear Freeman Family,

What a precious gift from God... Kayleigh is an inspiration to us all and we all need that in these difficult times. It is impossible for me to focus on my worries now. I will continue to follow Kayleigh's story and watch her beaming light of sunshine grow day by day. It will remind me that gifts from god and the message he wishes us to receive from those gifts, sometimes come in the smallest of packages. I will pray daily for this beautiful princess, because we probably need her more than she needs us.

Aidan and Cam's Mom said...

I saw Kayleigh's story on the news this morning and I didn't get to watch it so I went online and watched it. I am so happy that she is doing so well. She is such a beautiful little baby. I, too, had a preemie. His picture is on my profile. His name is Aidan and he was born 6 weeks early. He had to stay in the NICU at Roanoke Memorial in Roanoke, VA for 17 days. He was 5 pds. 7 oz at birth and now weighs a whopping 12 and a half pounds! It touches my heart and my soul everytime I see a preemie or any little baby going through a hard time. I will pray for her everyday that she will get to come home soon. She is such a strong baby and I know that God has a special plan for her life. I pray for many blessings for her and for your whole family. I know it is hard to go through this especially with other little ones to look after as well. I will forward this site to all of my friends. May God Bless you baby Kayleigh! What a beautiful little baby you are!!!

Love, Your Friend in Christ, Shannon

Jaime said...

I have been praying for little Kayleigh. I look forward every day to reading your post. I am sending my hugs and kisses to little Miss Kayleigh. XOXOXO

Oral & Tina Ward said...

Oral & Tina Ward
We saw kayleigh's story on the news and then we got on the internet and immediately fell in LOVE with the whole Freemen family, especially Kayleigh. We are truly God-fearing people. If there is anybody or anything that will bring Kayleigh back to a happy, healthy,& prosperous life, it will be the Grace of God. Your whole family will be in our prayers. It is our wish for you is that you can bring Angel Kayleigh home with you. She has got a lot that she can teach people as she grows up. We are sending our xoxoxo to Kayleigh and her whole entire family. God Bless You All.

Deborah Douglas said...

A co-worker showed me your website and I was moved to tears. I am a mom of a 26 weeker who was 1lb. 15oz and spent the first five months of his life in the NICU! I am constantly reminded with stories like yours that we are truly blessed. Our miracles are such inspiration and sources of strength! My prayers are with you and I wish your family all the best!

Anne said...

13 years ago I gave birth to twin girls. 2lb 10 oz and 1 lb 2 oz. The smaller one had such a struggle to live. God had a plan for her. They are now beautiful happy healthy girls. Keep your faith. God always has a plan for these precious tiny babies. My prayers are with you and Kayleigh.

Anonymous said...

If I won the lottery I would you you every last penny!

The Hamilton's Jenny Will Orion age Two and Aurora 8 months God bless you!!

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Anonymous said...

Dear Freemons,
I have to say that I have been follow your stroy about Kayleigh, for a few months know. And I have to say that she is the cutest thing in the world. I say a prayer for her every night and I will continue untill I know that she is safe in your arms. I can't really say that I know what you guys are going through becuase both of my babies were no more then 4 weeks earlie and they both were pretty good. The only one that had a few problems was my youngest, but she came back into the room only three hours after she was born. But she will be in my prayers and also you guys for being so strong on standing thier by her side every step of the way.

John said...

Mr. & Mrs. Freeman,

I'm a Marine in Jacksonville, NC and saw your story on the news tonight. I Googled your blog and want to send you a note of encouragement even though your personal courage and perseverance is, by itself, an inspiration to me. I have an 8-year-old niece who, like Kayleigh, was born quite pre-mature. The first year of her life was spent at Duke. Through several surgeries, many prayers and the total love and dedication of her mother, she pulled through. Today she is an bright, energetic, and amazing young lady whose zest for life and radiant personality causes everyone she meet to totally fall in love with her. Like her name Nevaeh, which is heaven spelled backward, she brings a little heaven into all of our lives. The love, care and hope that you have given to Kayleigh will come back to you a million times over. As you watch her grow, I know that she too will bring a little bit of heaven into your lives. Thanks for sharing her amazing story and your lives with us all. May God abundantly bless you, Amiee and Adam. What an incredibly amazing and beautiful family you are!

Sincerely,
Major John S. (US Marines)

Melanie said...

First let me thank you so much for sharing Kaleigh's story, your family has touched my life deeply and made me realize how God has blessed my life.

I belong to the BBC Sept 08 birthclub which Aimee was also on and a lot of us are still following her story. Last night a post was create about the news broadcast that was on the air in NC. In case you were not aware it has grown, from what I've read it was shown in CA, and on CNN. I think this is so awesome. Here is the link to the post http://community.babycenter.com/post/a5920915/freemans_on_the_news_tonight?cpg=1

I will continue to pray for your brave little one, and your family. I know God has used her to bless many people and will continue to do so.

Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog and want to say that I think your family is truly amazing! Last August, I gave birth to my first child. He was born 10 weeks early and spent 32 days in the NICU before he came home. It was an experience that I will never forget but will continue to learn and grow from. Your blog brings tears to my eyes with your strength, endurance and love as you continue to persevere through this challenging time. I know in our situation, it was prayer that got us through and I will continue to pray for you and precious Kayleigh!

Jill said...

I viewed your story on Live at 5 at 4 in Knoxville, TN today and just finished reading about Kayleigh. You were given a very strong and willful little girl. She is truly a blessing from God, he must have big plans for her! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God is great, with him all things are possible. Take care and give your angel a kiss from everyone out there who is praying for her!

Jennifer said...

I just want to send my prayers and support for your beautiful baby girl!! I wanted to share with you our story in an effort to share hope. My daughter was also born at 28 weeks thirteen years ago at 2.8lbs, but dropped to 1.15lbs at a week old. THEN: She was on the ventilator and had surgery to put a central vein line in her chest. She developed an infection from her surgery which almost took her little life. She was in the NICU for a little over 2 months. When she was a toddler, we participated in programs which helped premature children who were somewhat developmentally behind, which of course she was. She was very small and had mild asthma. TODAY: She is a beautiful young lady of thirteen years of age and in the 8th grade. She is a straight A student, in the Honor Society, and in a special engineering class at her school called "Project Lead the Way". She also has not only participated in sports since she was five years old, she has excelled. She has been an All-Star athlete in basketball and softball. She is a starting player on the middle school soccer and basketball teams, participates in track and so far has her red belt in her martial arts classes. Why am I sharing this? I'm not for sure what some may tell you about the future of babies born prematurely, but yes, their futures can be brighter than anyone could ever have imagined!! Just as long as you continue to work with and support your daughter after this huge hurdle she is facing in the beginning of her life (which I am sure you will), she is capable of anything!!! These little ones start out as fighters, and they keep that strong spirit their entire lives!!!

Eric said...

I am praying for Kayleigh. She is a fighter. So tiny, yet so strong. She is beautiful. I love her name too. God bless you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tracci and family in Michigan :)

Anonymous said...

I cannot even put into words how I feel each time I look at your blog. Honestly, it makes me feel incredibly blessed because I also had a premature baby - she was born at 31 weeks - she was in the NICU for the longest 6 weeks and 2 days of my life, but is doing great now. I cannot imagine the roller coaster of emotions that you both must face each day. But, I commend you for being strong and positive and putting your faith in a higher power. May God Bless your precious Kayleigh. May her life be long and prosperous. May God Bless your entire family. I will keep checking your blog to watch Kayleigh's progress and I will keep her in my prayers each day.

Kim said...

I just read Kayleigh's story and watched the YouTube video. I found myself in tears. In tears because she is truly a miracle and blessing from God. God's power(s) clearly speak much louder then any words.

Kayleigh, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong! There are people who are following along in your journey from a distance but truly want you to know that you have our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless the Freeman Family!
Kim W. (South Dakota)

Anonymous said...

Freemans..

I just read Kayleighs amazing story. Keep believing. We our a HIV positive couple and got pregnant 24 months ago. We were so happy and then our daughter decided to come see us a month early. We were scared. BUt she is now 15 months old. and she is negative. She is a beautiful, healthy girl. We love her so much, becuase she came to gave us the strenght we needed to keep going. She is our miracle baby. May the Lord give you strenght and patience. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. and remember,never stop believing.. Miracles do happen.

Sabrina said...

I just recently started following Kayleigh's story and I haven't been touched this deeply in a long time! It has taken me a few days (busy chasing after my 14-month old son), but I've read every single post since June of last year. I've gasped, laughed, awwwed, sobbed, rejoiced and cheered. What a miraculous little fighter you guys have on your hands! She is truly amazing and I credit her with re-affirming my faith. Every struggle, every obstacle and every triumph little Kayleigh has experienced has served to show me the awesome power of faith and the fact that miracles do happen and anything is possible.

As a mother, my heart aches for the fears and worries you've both been experiencing for the last 8 months and I pray and look forward to the day when you guys will get to take that precious little miracle baby home!

Thank you for sharing Kayleigh's story and thank you for having such a deep impact on my FAITH!

We love you, Kayleigh!

April Williams said...

My husband and I are praying for Kayleigh! She is such a wonderful blessing. Such a Miracle! As long as you keep your faith in the Lord you will be fine. God will never lay more on you than you can handle. He is truely an AWESOME God. All knowing God! You have a treasure! Continue to hold her close to your hearts. I sent you two and email via Adams email address. Please read it. Sending much love, warm wishes and thoughts your way. Kayleigh has touched MORE LIVES than she will EVER know!!!! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We Love You Kayleigh!

Julie Pizzitola said...

Hi Adam and Aimee!
I just wanted to let you know that I have decided to make 'Card for Kayleigh'. I've been making cards for a while now and since we are tight, I can give in this way. So anyone who purchase a card set from me, 100% of that money will go to you. They can be bought on either of my 2 blogs (www.pizzitolafamily.blogspot.com or www.gettostampin.blogspot.com). I hope that this will help your family in some way. I am in love with your family and feel the need to help you. God bless and keep those updates coming on that precious angel that you were blessed with. God has a plan for you all. Love you, Julie Pizzitola

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have a son that was 1 lb and 10 oz. He is now 5 and doing very well. The reason I wanted to contact you, is because while he was in the NICU, a social worker came and said that he would automatically be eligible for Medicaid because how early he came (13 wks) and his weight (grams). If you havent already checked in to that, you daughter may be eligible for Medicaid. God Bless!!

Paige said...

Hi, My name is Paige and I am a mom of a NICU angel. Reading your story brought tears to my eyes not only because Kayleigh has many of the same features of my little Alex, but becasue of all God has chosen to do in your baby's (and family's lives). Alex was born 10 weeks early addicted to cocaine. I was his foster mom and eventually became his soon-to-be adoptive mom. No one could have convinced me that he would only live to be 7 months and 1 week. Fortunately my faith spurred me to live each day like it was my last. On Alex's final day i knew he had the best life possible. I knew that had his parents not given him up, he may not have lived so long. I knew that his smile was enjoyed around the metroplex through therapists, doctors, specialists, day care workers, family and friends. I know that Alex touched the hearts of many and that he is remembered often for the purpose he fulfilled on earth. Alex's birth verse is "He must become greater; I must become less" John 3:30. His miraculous birth, life and death remind me of this verse as I remember that God is the God of all. Nothing I could have done would have changed the outcome for my little on. I loved him with all I had and so did God. My prayer for you is not only that you cherish each day with Kayleigh, but that you ask God "Lord, what do you want my daughter to teach me today about You." If you ever get a chance, please check out Alex's story here: http://www.xanga.com/a_defiantbeauty_2/681179713/one-year-ago-today/ and here: http://www.xanga.com/a_defiantbeauty_2/673920358/the-end-of-a-personal-journey/ and here: http://www.xanga.com/a_defiantbeauty_2/648403819/praise-you-in-the-storm/

Ben&Kay said...

I just thought I would let you know that you chose the greatest name ever! (My name is Kayleigh Anne!)

ktm882 said...

I am sitting here crying, for little Kayleigh, for you as parents going through such a hard time, for gratitude that my kids are both okay, grateful that I didn't have to deal with things like this, scared that if I had to I wouldn't be as strong as you and Kayleigh are. I will be praying for you all to day, tomorrow and until she is home and well.

Michael

foldreformer said...

I'm sitting here crying too, remembering all the pain when we had our own little 1 lb 13 oz miracle, Verity. I am praying for Kayleigh and for her parents, may God pour out his grace on you, have peace and hope,

Kellee

www.veritysjourney.blogspot.com

Crystal Danner said...

Hello Adam, I am a mother of 5 beautiful children and I can't even begin to fathom what you and Aimee are going thru. I just wanted to say that I love reading your blogs and entries. I enjoy the stories about Kayleighs progress but I truely enjoy your humor and your power of Faith. You really amaze me! I have been following for about six months now and I don't only pray for Kayleigh but I also pray for you, Aimee and your other children. I know this has to be extremely hard on the family as a whole. When my fourth child was six (now fourteen) he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and I had to "live" at Brenners for four days. I know how hard that was and can't imagine nine months. From what all I have read you and Aimee both are really strong people. Not to mention Kayleigh - she has unbelieveable strength. With all that said I wanted to say that I believe with all my heart that God gives the "Special" children to Special People. He knows what He is doing for He is the only one that knows the future.

Lacey Hall said...

I just wanted you and your family to know that we are praying for Kayleigh here in Houston Texas. She is such a precious baby. It is amazing what our LORD can do in such a precious life! I must also say...She looks just like here Daddy. I am praying for FULL recovery of everything and a very soon homecomming! I know you all are very ready for it. Being a mother myself I cant imagine what you are going through but I do know that the Lord is good ALL THE TIME. Kayleigh is such a fighter I cant wait to see pictures of this strong little girl in the future! MIRACLE thats all i can say

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

WOW and I thought our baby was born small. Our Hannah bananana was also 3 mo. early and weighed 1lb. 9 oz. and 11" long.

So both of our babies are miracles and fighters. I'll definately be praying for you and your family especially since I can definately relate from scrubbing up to enter the NICU to hearing all those 'ding' noises of the monitors and what not.

You seem to have a lot of prayers heading your way from a lot of readers. Good for Kayleigh! Prayers make all the difference in the world!

Christy said...

Our Kaylee, born at 33 weeks, 3 lbs and 11 oz, was born early due to severe preeclampsia. She will be 3 next week. God blessed us with our miracle and we continue to see miracles in her life and because of her life. We will be praying for your Kayleigh!

Christy and Jason Leake

Jenny Hamilton said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us all. I must admit I wake and before I even Change my 9 month old little Girl's Diaper I check on you guys! :) I wanted to know what are your plans for Kayleighs Birthday it is coming up fast! My Little Aurora will be 1 on June 20th super close! I am hoping that Kayleigh Bug Will be Home! And you guys can do something wonderful!

One_Balanced_Mama said...

Please keep the faith, Mama. I just read your latest update on the 21st of April, and am sending you my warmest and most healing vibrations ever. Faith is so important!!!

Spend as much time as you can touching and kissing her little face, holding her little hands and feet, and talking to her in a soothing voice. The more you do it, the more you will transmit all the love coming from the World through you.

The World Loves Kaleigh through you. Whatever comes of it, know you have the widest circle of arms waving here, waiting to give you more love and support!!!!

((HUGS and LOVE)) Karyl

jennyhamilton said...

God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them. ~Author Unknown

Kelly said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

C.O.L.E.(Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) Prayer Team
www.colesfoundation.com
Kelly Bollinger

Christina said...

What an amazing story. In 2007, my sister gave birth to a baby girl who had a very rare heart condition. We had no idea of this while my sister was pregnant ---- so obviously, it was a shock. We were in the hospital with this little girl for three months and were just amazed by her strength and growth! She taught me so much about life and God is SO amazing. God showed us so much during that time and blessed us everyday. This little girl passed away at 4 months, and it was incredibly hard. But what has become of this is that I think God had a purpose for her life and she did exactly that and touched every life she was in. She taught my whole family about how God can get you through ANYTHING! God bless, and I know He will get your family through this one day at a time like He did for my family. :) I'll be praying.

Susan from Barrie said...

OH... my heart is breaking for you ... I am praying that you get your wee girl back.

Susan

Kayla said...

Our prayers from memphis, tn are with your family

Amy said...

I know you probably get a lot of communication via your e-mail and various sites every day but I want you to know how touched I am by your family. I really do believe God only gives you things you can handle and your family only proves that to be true. Regardless of how much time Kayleigh gets to spend with you, you are such strong followers of God and really such an inspiration for anyone else who has to go through similar pain. I can't help but think that perhaps God's purpose and task for Kayleigh was for her to help you bring other people to Christ through this awful ordeal. What a great job your little warrior of Christ has done!

What a strong, awesome little girl you have. I can't wait to meet her in Heaven one day.

I pray for peace for your precious little girl and for your whole family - we have hope because we know it isn't goodbye but it is still hard and I hope you continue to feel God as he wraps his arms around your whole family.
Love and Blessings- Amy, Jeff and Addison H.

Anonymous said...

Hi :] just wanted to pop in and say hey! my name is Kaylee Anne, kinda funny isn't it? ALMOST the same name :] well mini me (in a way....lol) you've been added to my prayer list! i can tell you from experience that God LOVES to bless us Kaylee/Kayleigh Annes with sooooooooooooooo many things! but watch out for them, cuz they come in little and big packages!! anyway my dear, you are in my prayers :]
Saved by His Scars,
Kaylee Anne O'neill <3

Laura said...

I just read the site that you have here about Kayleigh and I will definitely begin my prayers for her and that she will continue to pull through all of her struggles and that no matter how things end up, that your family will experience peace and blessings.

I am very happy to see so clearly that Kayleigh, another child in the world, has such wonderful, loving parents that are going above and beyond for her and fight along with her, no matter what the road brings them to.

You are all an amazing family and I feel blessed to have read of your experiences these last 10 months.

Anonymous said...

Dear Freeman family - I admire your courage through all the things you have gone through w/ Kayleigh. She is such an amazing little girl that has touched more people than you will probably ever know. I hope that no matter what happens, you and she find peace.

Erica said...

I had remembered seeing your story on BBC while I was pregnant and then just recently someone posted an update--I am SO AMAZED by your strength and Beautiful words each day!! MY heart DOES ACHE that you are at this point instead of taking her HOME to your HOME. I PRAY A MIRACLE CAN take place as it has done before. I HAVE NO IDEA how you have the AMAZING STRENGTH U HAVE! WHAT A BLESSING YOU ARE to KAYLEIGH!!! She is SUCH AN AMAZING GIFT-- I can tell! My HEART, PRAYERS are with you. I look at my 2 angels and THANK GOD for them EACH DAY and I WILL PRAY FOR KAYLEIGH EVERY time I see them! I will pray for you both to have strength to guide you as you continue on this journey! GOD BLESS YOU!!! GOD BLESS KAYLEIGH!!!!!!!!!!

Tawnya said...

Just wanted to say that I haven't checked out Kayleigh's story untill now, and my heart goes out to you. I could never imagine what you're going through, but I know someone who can.
I have a cousin that has gone through a lot of what you are going through. There where mulitiple times that they thought they were going to lose their daughter. It actually came down the time to pull her off of life support, and by God's miricle, she still was breathing and heart was beating on it's own.
I wanted to give a ray of hope and what God can actually do as miricles go.
My cousin is now 15 years old. She does still have some trouble and will never live life as a "normal" teen, but she is the happiest girl that I know.
When she was a born, she had to go into her first open heart surgery within the first week and had to have more before she was able to go home. Her heart was only half developed, her throat and stomach weren't connected, and she had multiple other problems. Her parents were told not to get attached because it was very likely that they would lose her before the first month was over; but you should see her now.
God may chose to heal Kayleigh and have her stay with you, or He could also chose to have her be with Him. I know she wouldn't be here with you, but could you think of a better place? I know He'll take good care of her until you see each other again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
After reading you and Kayleigh's story, I know that I will be more thankful the my little rugrats (LOL), even if one's starting through the terrible twos and the other one is cranky from teething.

Anonymous said...

My name is Pat, I now live in Utah and wanted to let you know my prayers are with you and the family. My husband and I's third child was born with a congenital heart disease 26 years ago, the doctors gave her no hope of living after her first open heart surgery, which was at 6 months old and she only weighed 8 Lbs. 4 Oz. then. We told the doctors they don't know the Lord and He is the True Physician. After our daughter's surgery she had a heart attack on Mother's Day, three days after surgery, and although the surgeon wanted to do another surgery the cardiologists said "no" she wasn't strong enough and she wouldn't be able to withstand another surgery so soon. There was a battle between the two opponents and finally the cardiologists won out, surgery was not done and a few weeks later our daughter came home with us. She has had two other open heart surgeries since then and with complications after each one, but the Lord has been there through each surgery. Strengthening our daughter as well as the rest of our family. The struggle goes much deeper than the one going through the surgeries, it can divide the husband/ wife team, it can divide the siblings, it can divide the parents from the other children at home with the older children feeling as if the baby is more important. My husband and I have been through such trials, by the grace of a loving Father and Friend we have endured the trials and have triumphed as well. Not by our doing but by God's wonderful grace. Continue to lean on Him for your every need, call on Him in your time of doubt and fears, He knows you will have the doubt and fears by the way, He is waiting for you to call on Him. I remember sitting by my daughter's crib reading the Bible, praying with her for the Lord to be loving to her, and yes, I prayed for God to keep her with us. Our daughter was at a point of not breathing on her own as well, she was put in an induced coma in order for her tiny body to recover from the trauma of surgery. Our daughter's eyelids were taped shut because they were drying out because of the induced coma state she had no control over her eyelids and they kept coming open on their own. We've been there, we have felt your pain and suffering, we can sympathize with you. I believe God brings one another together for support, encouragement and prayer. May you see the Lord through the love of others as the prayers of encouragement and words of wisdom pour in on your behalf.
P.S. our daughter just had her first baby last Sept., with complications prior to the birth. Our daughter was flown to a hospital 4 hours away from us with blood clots, with a misdiagnosis of appendisitis. Praise God He intervened again and we live in a smaller town with limited surgeons this was the reason they flew our daughter out to a Salt Lake City. This was where we got another diagnosis of our daughter having still another complication in her body. All these years the doctors could tell something was different about our daughters chin, or lack of, her extra small bone structure, extremely small ear canals, etc. only to find out she has what is called "DiGeorge Syndrome". This being a rare and fairly new disease is still something we are learning about. Still we have faith in the Lord that created her and gave her to us to love and cherish no matter how long or short of time we have with her. We appreciate the love our God has for us as we go through the trials (that God already knows about) and we thank Him for His comfort and for counting us worthy. I have also learned to thank Him for allowing me to be the one to go through the trial and it not having to be someone else going through it this time. I am looking forward to the day when all our pain and suffering will be over and we will all meet on the Heavenly shores, in the meantime, praise God for His watch care and please continually look for His love through others He brings along your paths. In His loving care, Pat

Anonymous said...

Hello. A friend had your link posted and I dropped by to see what it was about. I have to tell you, Kayleigh is a precious little girl from God. I will be praying for you guys to stay strong and make the right decisions and also for Kayleigh. You guys are so strong in your faith and leaning on God! It is a true encouragement! Me and my husband lost our little girl at 22 1/2 weeks pregnant! It was the hardest thing to ever do, to give birth knowing I wouldnt be able to take her home or even to hear her scream or cry. I know what I would give to hold my little Annabelle one more time...so i will be praying that God allows you guys to hold your little girl as long as possible! God bless and hold your head up high:)
In Christ Jesus
Janice

Piperhelenasmom said...

I just wanted to say your story has touched me so deeply. I wish I could do something to help your family through this trying time. Your strength and commitment to your little girl has taught me to hold my children just that much closer. I hope all the prayers that are being said for your family helps to ease your days. I pray that you are all home soon.
Krista

millie.wiley said...

Kayleigh is a blessing to behold. Even though there is no signs of progress at this point, I have faith that she will come out of this and grow. She has changed my life for the better because every day I think to myself what am I doing with my life, and I realize that it's not as bad as I always make it out to be. No matter what I am still planning on keeping her in my prayers because if it weren’t for her, I would have lost all faith that good things can happen. She is a blessing on us all and I will never forget her. But as I’ve said and the family has said before…miracles do happen. Good or bad whatever way things go she changed lives before she was a year old and that is a great achievement. I honestly believe that there is still hope. People come out of this all of the time. Sure she is younger than most people in this state of mind, but she is showing all the signs of coming out of this and making it just fine…she just won’t show signs of improvement while she is stuck in a hospital unable to learn and grow. That’s my belief. When they get her home, things will be a lot better for her. I believe that with all of my heart.

Laymon Tribe said...

We are friends of Aubrey and Brian, and Aubrey's blog led us to you. We are not too far from you guys in South Carolina. Aubrey mentioned that she wishes they were closer to your family so that they could help out in some way. She said anything we could do would be great. We keep you in our prayers, we have posted your story on our blog, and we also made a donation, though it wasn't much. If there is something we can do, whether it's fundraising, awareness, whatever, please let us know. You can check us out at Leave It To Laymons, or get in touch with us through Aubrey. Your family has pulled at our heartstrings, and you are such an inspiration. Please get in touch if we can help in some way. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm Heidi from Colorado. I have been following little Kayleigh's story and am praying every day for you and her.

I'm just wondering, with a babies' brain forming so many connections every day, is there a possibility that her brain could find a way to work around the area of inactivity? I don't know much about brain function, just had that question.

I think it's wonderful that you are taking your time with your decisions regarding Kayleigh. I cry every time I read her story, it's breaks my heart and is the most beautiful thing at the same time. I am still holding out hope that Kayleigh will improve a little more each day. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers every day.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am Melissa from Minnesota. I just began reading Kayleigh's amazing story and I was brought to tears. What a beautiful baby girl! Please know that someone in Minnesota is praying for Kayleigh and your family.

Mary from louisiana said...

continue to have faith! talk to her and sing to her, read her the bible, and pray out loud to her. God is not through. She can still hear you. I pray for a healing on her body and mind. May God touch her this very moment with his power. Make sure she has christian nurses praying hourly for her. She is alive and here for a purpose!

Anonymous said...

I can not begin to explain how heavily your precious family has been on my heart this last week. My prayers for stength, wisdom and a miracle have been almost constant. I am rather new to Kayleighs story but I feel like I am with you for the "long haul".

Aimee, I wish I could give you such a huge hug and give you the strength you need to be all you are being called to be for your husband and children. I pray that Jesus will continue to do it "for me".

Thank you for this site, for you honesty, your faith and your courage, please keep us on this journey with you.

Anonymous said...

Adam & Aimee, I just read your last post and I want to tell you DO NOT GIVE UP!! Aimee, you are NOT going crazy, Kayleighmay have opened her fingers for you and she may have been looking/seeing you. Trust me I know from experience. When I read that the dr's had said her brain was deteriorating and liqufying I knew I had to talk to you. My son Tanner was born with bacterial meningitis, it caused brain swelling, brain bleeds, hydrocephalus, and brain damage. We were told he was "brain dead". We asked how he knew it was his daddy's finger and would only latch to his...how did he know our voices and calm when we talked. They couldn't answer those questions. We were told to take him home and enjoy him because he wouldn't live to be 3 months old. Hospice came home with us. We, like you, were told his brain was deteriorating and liquifying. We got a second opinion on having the vp shunt to reroute his spinal fluid and he had the surgery when he was 8 wks old (he was born 8 wks early as well). He does have cerebral palsy, BUT he is now 4 yrs old. When we were told he was brain dead we went home that night and cried, but then we made up our minds that we were not giving up and we would not display any negativity while with him. I believe Kayleigh is still in there-resting. The dr's may call it denial, hopeless wishing, or many other things...but I have living proof that they can be wrong. If you EVER want to talk, please feel free to email me, I am in Greensboro, NC and Tanner was at WFBU Brenners hospital. My email is gibster72@yahoo.com.

I will continue to pray for you and your family,
Angela

Coley Blakney said...

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your precious, beautiful daughter!!! My heart breaks for you all. I have asked our church to pray for you as well. Please hold tight to the truth that we serve a STRONG and FAITHFUL GOD!!

Johnny Badass said...

Your story has moved me. I keep you and Kayleigh in my prayers. May god bless your family. I'm doing my best to get the word out to help your little girl.

Travis- originally from lumberton n.c. but reside in nyc

Anonymous said...

May God bless you and your family and keep you in his loving care. He must have something special in mind for you to have allowed you the strength to persevere through such an emotional journey.

Prayers and tears from Deer Park, TX
Cora A.

Anonymous said...

I'm not very computer savvy, so I apologize it has taken me so long to be able to make a post. I've been following your journey for quite some time. I can't begin to express my heartfelt sympathy for what you and your family have been through.

I don't know you, but feel you have become family by sharing your most intimate thoughts and moments with us. We pray for Kayleigh's return home, your continued strength, and above all...a miracle. No one should ever have to go through what you are experiencing and I would give anything to make it all better and take away the hurt. I can't even breath when I read some of your postings, watch your videos and look at the many many precious photos.

Kayleigh is just gorgeous and we truly pray with all our hearts that she will continue to live her life with her family as an angel on earth.

A Mommy From Elk Grove, CA said...

wow. after reading Kayleigh's story (with tears in my eyes i might add) i am at a loss of words. I will keep precious Kayleigh in my thoughts and prayers. You and your husband have been amazing for her. Shes got amazing parents!

Paula said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. You have a beautiful amazing and strong little girl there. She sounds like a fighter. I hope she is able to go home to you soon. God Bless

Allie said...

My heart is breaking for you. I cannot even imagine how difficult this is for you, but I can see how strong you both are. There are thousands of strangers around the world praying for you, your family and your beautiful daugther. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God be with you through all of this, and may your daughter be able to go home with you.

Anonymous said...

I just love your family photos. What a good lookin' family! It must have warmed your hearts to be able to see your two older children hold Kayleigh. It may not be home, but what an improvement, huh? We continue to keep your family in our prayers and hope that God keeps Kayleigh comfortable as he makes His decision.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to your family. You will be in my prayers. It's nice to see another Micro preemie make it.

My little Aiden was born at 1 lb 1.7 oz 11in. God wanted him back. He was perfect but due to a random unexplaind pulmonary bleed didn't make it. Someone even had the nerve to tell me it was better this way cause he would have had problems. It's nice to see people that know otherwise.

bluekermit77 said...

You need to have HOPE! I see commets saying "want her home so she can live out her last days there"...you should say; "want her home,so she can have the biggest baddest 1 year old birthday any little girl would want!

Sarah said...

Sending our love and prayers. Hang on to your dreams, thank goodness for God's beautiful babies. They show us the way to a better life and a reason for getting up in the morning and putting one foot in front of the other. Give that little angel lots of kisses.

Melissa said...

I had heard about Kayleigh for awhile but never read her story. I found it through babycenter. I have a healthy 4 1/2 month old daughter and can't imagine what you're going through. I've always hoped that if I was put in a situation like yours, that I could be strong as you are. I would hope I would be. God is an amazing God and a wonderful God, he has blessed you with Kayleigh for 10 months and I know you have cherished every moment of it. She is truly an angel on Earth and will be an angel in Heaven. I have sat here and cryed my eyes out with you today going through her blog and reading her story, it breaks my heart. I will try to tell your story to everyone I can. God is putting you through this for a reason and he will get you through it also. If your story brings one person closer to God that Kayleigh's life was all worth it, but I'm sure many more will be impacted by her story, I know I am! You and your family and your sweet Kayleigh are in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa from Pilot Mountain, NC

Jenny, in Jacksonville, NC said...

Hello there. I was reading your blog and I just learned about Kayleigh's condition today. I'm so sorry you are losing your precious little girl. I have two babies of my own and I couldn't imagine... Your faith in our Lord is awe-inspiring. It has touched my heart and so has her story. I will be posting a button on my myspace, asking people to join me in prayer for her. May God continue to strengthen you, and when your angel gets her wings, I hope you can smile through the tears, knowing she is safe with Our Lord again. My nephew died at 6 weeks, and I think the worst part was not having enough pictures. There are never enough. My advice is to take as many as you can possibly take. You will be glad in the end. God bless you and your beautiful family.

Griffin Family said...

Hi freemans,
Thank you for sharing Kayleigh's Story!We haven't met.........yet, but we hope to see your beautiful family at the LCK Meetings in the future. Lisa McKenzie mentioned hospitalizations of families that attend LCK and we just wanted you to know we don't have the exact stories, but we can understand feelings and thoughts that are tumbling around and we have been praying since we first heard just your names at the first meeting we were able to attend because of "quarantine" during winter months with our son Cole. Your story as a family is a gift to others in many different ways.
With Love,
The Griffin Family
Matt, Laura, Ava, Cole

Elaine said...

Praying so hard for little Kayleigh in Montana. Thank you so much for allowing us into your lives and may God Bless you and your family.
Elaine from MT

Jenny said...

Hello there Freemans. I saw your button on my page and thought I should bop over and wish Mrs. Freeman a Happy Mother's day. I know it's not exactly the best circumstances, but as a mother, you still have so much to be thankful for. Your little girl is so precious and I pray for her daily now. I'm hoping she gets her miracle, but no matter what, enjoy this mother's day with your three blessings. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Aimee. You are an inspiring woman and mother.

Jen

iluv36937 said...

my name is julianna. i am 17 years old. a friend of mine posted the youtube video of Kayleigh on myspace... and when i watched it, i cried.. kayleigh is a miricle...
i pray for her and her parents... i hope nothing bad happens to any of you in the future... god bless all of you.. especially Kayleigh and her mother... congatulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Amanda said...
I was referred to your website from my Caringbridge because a lady said how much Kayleigh's journey reminded her of our Gracie's. On October 1, 2008, I held my baby girl without the tubes and wires for the very first time--in a silky pink blanket--because she too had been carried to Heaven. The pictures of you both with your little one in those last moments show the peace of the Lord Jesus on your face. What a testimony you have. I believe our baby girls fought until the Lord finally told them they didn't have to work hard anymore. They had fought long enough here--now they are healed. Now, because of Jesus, we can say--"I'll see you soon my little girl--this is just a brief moment of separation." Praying that God gives you a peace that passes understand. Love, in Christ, Amanda Lockyer www.caringbridge.org/visit/graciejeanlockyer

Laura said...

I just read the story of your baby girl, Kayleigh. I am so sorry you all had to go through that. I know she is in heaven and flying around with her beautiful little angel wings waiting for her amazing mommy and daddy to come see her one day ! I wish you both peace and happiness. Our hearts goes out to you

<3 Laura, Michael and Hunter.

rebecca doubrava said...

I am sorry for your heart wrenching loss. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you and comforts you at this time. Kayleigh was truly an angel in our midst, now she has taken her flight to be with Our Lord and Savior.
love and prayers

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Kayleigh. Nineteen months ago I watched my own sweet precious Kaylee breathe her last breaths. It's so hard to let go even when you know it's the best thing for the one you love so much. I'm not a Christian in the same sense that you are, but I do have hope that when we cross over to the other side we will be together again with the ones we love.
Take care and may God give you the strength to carry on.

JoeDaddy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss..I'm just devastated for you. My heart goes out to you guys, and I will be praying for you and for Kayleigh.

We love you.

-The Blanton Family

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I stopped and said a prayer this morning after reading your post. I'm deeply saddened and you all have made me realize how blessed I am to have two very happy, healthy little boys. I don't think that I could be as strong as you have been through all of this. She will be missed. I've just recently starting reading your blogs, but have been come addicted to checking on your little girl. She is in a far better place, although that doesn't make it any easier. She was absolutely adorable and I pray that you make it through this difficult time. You guys are amazingly strong people!

Tiffany from Georgia

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my prayers. I'm sorry for your lose but know that you will see her soon.

Joanna Holbrook, KY said...

I recently discovered the story of your little angel Kayleigh and the amazing strength and faith of your family. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and thoughts to you in the midst of the loss of your sweet angel, she has been an inspiration (as well as you, her Mommy and Daddy) and definitely did God's work during her short time with you. I pray that God will continue to give you peace and strength as you move into a new journey praising your sweet angel's memory and life.

Anonymous said...

My family has been following your story and praying for your family every day. My heart is breaking for you right now, and i wish i had some words of comfort for you.
In my family when someone dies we release balloons up to the family in heaven, along with a note. My kids want to do this for your sweet little angel as well.
Please know our thoughts and prayers will continue coming your way in the coming weeks, months and years and hope that you can find some comfort in knowing how many lives your sweet baby touched.
Thank you for having the courage to share her life with us. It has taught my family so much.

GOD BLESS

amybcm said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Kayleigh was such a beautiful miracle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that you find peace and comfort soon. God Bless you and your family Kayleigh.

Amy (From baby center u/s board)

Anonymous said...

I have been following your amazing journey and I cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through the last 11 months. You are two amazing people. Many blessings to you and your family. The pictures of you and your precious Kayleigh without her tubes is just truly special I can see the peace in all of you. Kayleigh is an angel.
God Bless

Nida said...

What an amazing family you are! You are in my prayers. I cannot imagine the fight you have been in or the grief you are experiencing now, yet you reach out to us and share your faith and the Love of Jesus Christ. I am humbled and in awe.
God Bless You!
Nida

Jenny Neumann said...

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Freeman,

I'm so very sorry to hear about little Kayleigh. My heart is with you right now. When I saw the photos of her outdoors and you holding her without wires, tears came flowing down my face. I'm so happy she was able to experience this with you. Thank you for sharing. I kept asking God to make sure she wasn't suffering, and I suppose he finally answered all our prayers. Through your tears rejoice in knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior. May he hold her hand as she crosses the streets of heaven. God bless you all and your precious angel, Kayleigh.

P.S. I know what it feels like to know a little baby who becomes an angel, after losing my nephew. I was not his mother, but the pain I felt... I know you need one another now, so stick close, and close to Him. May he give you strength.

Anonymous said...

I just learned about Kayleigh's story from a baby site that i visit. I just wanted to tell you that I am SO sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine how that must feel, losing your baby. I applaud you both for staying so strong, and I pray that you continue to stay strong as you work through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.

ScottNLili said...

Kayleigh's Mommy and Daddy,
I wanted to tell you both how much your sweet daughter has touched my heart. I can only imagine the trials you have gone through, and how strong you will be from them. She is the most perfect precious thing Heavenly Father has sent, and you are both very blessed to be chosen as her parents. I hope you will be able to cope, and feed off eachother for the strength you need to get through everything. Know everyone that reads this will be better for seeing this story.
God Bless.
Love, Lili Earl

Linda said...

I will lift you up in prayer today. Your story about your beautiful little girl has touched my heart and I'm sure so many lives. Your faith and strength is awesome and an inspiration.
I am sorry for your loss of Kayleigh.
May God bless You all.

Tamara Adams said...

I just saw Kayleigh's story on The Doctors, and I had to send a few words of support for you. As I saw the events on your blog of the last few days, I was crying for you. I am so pleased that you know that God is holding you in His hands through this incredibly difficult journey. Many, many, many people are praying for you as you recover financially and emotionally from the most difficult year anyone can imagine. May you find God's blessings each day.

Anonymous said...

Dear Freeman Family,
I am a mother of a two and a half year old son that was born at 28 weeks and a nine month old daughter born at 32 weeks. I saw your story today on The Doctors and looked up your blog. Your family is in my prayers. I cannot imagine what you are going through at the moment. My worst nightmares for my son became your reality. I am so sorry. I know what it is like to basically live in the NICU and then to come home. Time doesn't stand still for you. It is a strange feeling. If anything please take comfort in the fact that Kayleigh has had a purpose. Your story has touched so many people and spread so much awareness. I know that emotionally you have been thrown down, picked up, rubbed in the dirt.....You have felt an anger than cannot be described, a hurt so deep you cannot find an end, a feeling of helplessness, and at the same time thankfulness and more love than you can imagine. Keep your faith in God and stay strong for your other children. We came out of our experience with our son with a stronger marriage (after it was almost torn apart)and better parents. We are still working through the debt and still the emotions of it all at times.......God has given you an opportunity to share more love and much needed information. Take time for yourselves and your children and focus on healing and really living. May God be with you. Laura Penn Benton, AR

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord, Please hold this family in your hands and let them feel your embrace around them. You are such a great God and you know what the future holds for this awesome family. Please give Kayleigh a big kiss. In Jesus's awesome name
Amen

Anonymous said...

may your sweet angel rest in peace til you see her again someday!! i am so sorry for you loss.

Anonymous said...

may your sweet angel rest in peace til you see her again someday.

Kelly said...

Your daughter is beautiful! I'm sorry for your loss! My prayers are with your family!!
God Bless!
KELLY

Becky said...

I just came across your page on COLE members. I read your story which brought me to tears. My heart goes out to you and I will forver keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. My husband and i just recently went through very unexpected heart surgery with our 10 day old baby, and that is not comparable to what you and your family have been through. You are very strong and are great parents. Kayleigh was a fighter and faught a great fight. Praying for you always.

Cynthia said...

I have been following your story for awhile, and I am so devistated to hear your little Kayleigh has passed. I truly believe she has touched more people in her short little life than most will in 100 years. I would like to let you know how she has changed my life forever;

Both my husband and I work in the hospital; we will be more empathetic to our patients and their family- Kayleigh has opened my eyes to see just how dificult a hospital experience can be-long or short.

I will not forget to count my blessings eatch night. I will thank God for the health of my family.

Most importantly- I write this with tears in my eyes; I will be a little more patient with my 11 month old baby boy, I will laugh a little harder, play a little longer, hug a little tighter, watch him sleep and realize what a gift it is to have him home; safe and healthy. Because of your Kayleigh's story I will never again take that for granted.

My heart goes out to you in this time. You are an inspiration to other parents. Your love, faith and determination will never be forgotten- at least not to me.

I only hope and pray to get to meet your percious daughter someday "over the rainbow"

God Bless;
Cynthia

Anonymous said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss.
I will keep Kayleigh and your family in my prayers. This story has really touched my life and my familys life. God Bless You through this difficult time and always.

Kristi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss... such a beautiful little girl!! I hope that you both are holding up and that your son and other daughter know how much their little sister must have enjoyed her visit with them the other day. Maybe that's what helped her hang on this long. I don't know... I'm just babbling, I suppose.

Please know that we will be releasing pink balloons for your little angel and you're all in our prayers!

ronansmama said...

Dear Kayleigh and Family:

Here is the post I just made on my blogger page dedicated to your sweet and angelic soul. I can't wait for you to be held again in heaven by your loving parents and family and friends, and I'll give you a big hug and a kiss, too:

I just learned yesterday about the story of a 12 week early preemie named Kayleigh of North Carolina. She was born weighing a little over a pound, and had to endure well over 200 medical procedures, including open heart surgery. I saw her story on the TV show The Doctors yesterday, and it broke my heart to see the pain she went through, as well as her parents sorrow, bringing back a flood of memories from my son's preemie life in the NICU.

I know exactly how they felt, could feel the tears wanting to explode out of their eyes, but holding them back just to try and stay strong on the TV show. Our boy Ronan Troy was born 10 weeks too early, weighing 3 pounds, 9 ounces. He endured a 59 day stay at the NICU, and various medical procedures, including two rectal biopsies, 2 PIC lines, many IVs, TPN treatments, intubation, NG tubes, stomach distensions leading to no feedings for our baby for days, barium x-rays, invasive eye exams, EEG exam, many ultrasounds including cranial and renal, and many more I'm sure I'm forgetting, or have subconsciously wanted to forget. I wish I could forget everytime my baby's small belly would get so distended from not being able to tolerate his feedings then, even my breast milk, that the doctors would have to stop feeding him. Thank GOD those days are long gone.

I was there in the NICU with my boy everyday all day for 59 days. It became like another home, with the nursing staff and doctors becoming like close friends. I remember having to bear witness to a preemie twin who was put to sleep forever in the the isolette bed right next to Ronan's bad, and how I ran out of the NICU crying for fear of that maybe being my little man.

Fortunately, Ronan made it through being the strong soul he is, and is now less than a month away from being a year old on June 9th, born just two weeks before Kayleigh. I wish I would have learned of her story earlier so I could have followed her story as well and empathized with her family, and felt and given love and support to them.

My mother always says it is like a special "club" that preemies and preemie parents are in, one that no one can really understand unless you are in our shoes. I am so deeply and truly sorry for your loss, dear Freemans. It breaks my heart thinking of her being in the NICU for over 10 months. She was a fighter and a little pink angel. I love her, just having learned of your fight yesterday, I really do.

Please know that I feel your sorrow and pain, I feel joy and happiness you were blessed to have when Kayleigh was in your arms smiling, and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers forever.

Anonymous said...

i watched the Doctors and your story was the topic and all i did was cry and i am 52 years unemployed factory worker and i want to give a donation and it will not be much sorry and i want more information on getting a bracelet because i wear alot of them and i would be honored to wear on my wrist inbehalf of your child you are in my prayers your new friend Arthur

Anonymous said...

I watched the youtube video of Kayleigh. It broke my heart. Such a 1lb miracle who reaches out and grabs hold of your heart. This world was so blessed to have her, if even for such a short time. I pray that the Lord reveal his plans to your heart and hold you ever so close at this most difficult time.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Fly High Beautiful angel xoxoxo

tina@colesfoundation.com

Anonymous said...

I wanted to first say that I am so very sorry for your loss. I saw Kayleigh's story on The Doctors & my heart broke for you & your situation. I just now decided to see if the show's website had an update & found our your news from the message boards & again the tears fell.

Kayleigh was a beautiful angel and a true miracle. She's fully healed now & will be waiting in Heaven for when she gets to be with you all again. My thoughts & prayers are with you & I wish you all the best.

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh ; you have taught me so much and I haven't even met you. I don't know the right words to say or what to do, I just want to thank you for all you've done.

You're truly a miracle from heaven and although God has called you back home you have taught alot of people so much about life and what it's like to live each day like it's your last.

Kayleigh - you were put on this earth for a reason and although I never got to meet you, I got to follow you through your journey and it truely meant alot to me. You showed me what it's like to live, you taught me to never take anything for granted.

Babygirl, everynight I will light a candle for you ..a special candle, an angel candle because that's what you are - you are an angel.

I hope you never forget all the ones who loved you in the place you left.

Kayleigh Anne Freeman - rest easy babygirl, rest easy ; watch over everyone sweet angel.

You're so amazing.
I love you.

Adam,Amiee,Allyson&Brandon - praying for you always.

Rest easy babygirl - xohx

Anonymous said...

Dear Freeman Family,
My heart goes out to you all. I have only just read your story and it has touched my heart.I cannot imagine how you must be feeling but I send you all lots of hugs from the UK. Kayleigh looked like a beautiful little girl and we will send off a beautiful pink balloon in her honour. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time, god bless you all.

Emily, James, Harry (3) and Rosie (1) xxxxx (Portsmouth, UK)

Anonymous said...

I'm Andrea, Timmy's mom. I am thankful every day that he survived being a preemie. I honestly dont think i could have been brave enough to have been thankful that he'd gone to heaven if he had. My heart goes out to you. God Bless you.

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

I am a member of Kaylen's Write to Heal and my heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Cioffi

Stephanie Douglas said...

Dear Freeman Family,
I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers..While I have no idea what you are going through, I did have a miscarriage once and felt the pain of that...However, your story is such an inspiration and I am soo glad we could read about Kayleigh through this website...She absolutely is a darling angel..I learned about the website through Gage Pruitt's site just last week..I went to school with his parents....I pray that God will be with you during the difficult days ahead...And even though you do not know me, know that my prayers still go up for you...May God Bless you and your family and wrap his arms around you..

megirl2020 said...

i am so sorry for loss.i just read about hear passing.my heart broke.she was brave girl.she was special.i pray daily for her.thank you for letting me get know kayleigh.thank you for letting me be part of your family.god bless you guys.kayleigh fly with angel.as mother of 2 premiees i understand what you guys went though.and also i'm mother of 5 babies in heaven.so now there all playing up there.all babies are blessings no matter how long there with us.

Anonymous said...

To the Freeman Family

I have just read a small part of your beautiful little girl, Kayleigh's story. I just want to say my thoughts are with you at this hard time. I too just said goodbye to my little girl Tia, who passed away only 9 weeks ago. She would be turning 2 on June 27th. I hope my little Tia meets your little angel Kayleigh and they can play together.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kirsty

Perth Western Australia

Megan Conner said...

I just want you to know that your story has touched me and my family's heart dearly! I dont know you but my Uncle Tim works with the grandma Pati! Ive kept updated thru him and my heart aches for your family. Im a mother myself who had twins 4 years ago and lost one after 2 days of being with us and i was heartbroken I cant imagine 11 months with a precious child and having to let go! Losing a child is the hardest thing ill ever have to go thru and to hear of someone else losing one kills my sole. Just know that she is in heaven playing and laughing in no pain and enjoying all her new friends. You now how a precious angel to watch over your family! I know you have alot of support from family but if either of you need anyone to talk to who as been thru this just know im here as an ear to listen! Stay strong for your other children as well as hard as it is they need your unconditional love! Once again my heart goes out to your family and i will be praying for you guys!

Anonymous said...

I just want to tell you my thoughts and prayers are with you. When I started to read your story I could not believe what I was reading, it was like a page from my own past. 2 years ago I gave birth to a baby boy 1lb 5oz born 3 months early. He was on a ventilator for 2 months with no change and they said there was nothing they could do. We prayed and tried everything we could, and asked to try one more round of steroids and the next week he came off the ventilator. Cooper, seemed to make a minor bit of progress from there, he grew, he started feeding (still on oxygen). In the end it seemed like we had overcome so much but he just wasn't meant to be here for very long. God must have needed him more. It has been 1 1/2 years since he left us and I still miss him everyday just as much. My heart goes out to you and the more stories I hear of other babies in heaven I know Cooper has alot of friends to play with. God bless them all!
Sheri
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada

Beccue's said...

I want to thank you for sharing Kayleigh with everyone. I just read your story after seeing you on the Doctors show. I was in tears. When I looked you up online to see how Kayleigh was doing...I was so saddened to hear of her journey to God. It made me realize that God was working his magic with her by telling me to take your balloon idea and use it to send messages of God to people. I am part of a church group "Parents of small children" and we are going to type a scripture on a little card and fill our balloons with helium and have our kids send them flying into the sky for God to direct to the right people! God gives us and sends us in directions...we may not know why but there is always a reason. Thank You & Hugs to all your family...God Bless

Cristy

Kerri said...

Somehow I just stumbled upon your blog. At first I saw the picture of your daughter's little hand and it captured my attention right away because I have a premature daughter as well. I can relate to all that you have gone through well but we were lucky and Lily didnt need any surgeries or wasn't as sick as your daughter. Lily was born a little over 3 months early and weighed 2.2 lbs and 13 inches. I commend you for how brave you are and ask God to give you the strength to get through each and everyday because until somebody truly goes through it, they have no idea how hard it is. Prayers..

Jen said...

Thank you so much for sharing Kaleigh's story. Through all the tears of reading her amazing journey and story, I found myself smiling at some of the beautiful photo's and tender moments your family shared with her. What a journey it was! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please remember how many lives Kaleigh and your family have touched. The love really radiates from your blog and is just amazing.

My husband was a pre-mature baby. He stopped growing while in utero and numerous Dr's told his Mother to terminate the pregnancy. She refused. Specialist's were flown in to the hospital where he was to be delivered to be on site. Miraculously, he lived and had no permanent effects.

Lots of love and prayers,
Jennifer

PS- will you be posting your new address? I have a card I would like to send your family.

Amanda said...

I wish I would've known about Kayleigh before she passed. Maybe my prayer could've helped save your little one.... I heard about Kayleighs' story yesterday while I was at work. I had to stop watching the videos and looking at the pictures because I would tear up. I have a son that was born 5 days before Kayleigh and I couldn't even imagine losing him. I can't imagine the pain you've been through for the past 11 mths. Reading her story has brought inspiration to me. I want to tell everyone of your story that way they are aware of premature birth. I am pregnant with my 2nd and I pray to God that he sends angels to guard my baby. My heart goes out to you and your family. Looking at pictures of your beautiful little girl makes me realize that I take life for granted sometimes. Yesterday when I got off work I went home and just hugged my son. I am praying for you and your family and send your blessing during this time of grief.
Amanda Mills
Pensacola, Florida

sarah said...

My heart breaks for you and your family.I followed Kayleighs story from birth and she touched my heart so much what an amazing,wonderful little gift from god she was.as a mother of a premmie i have to say you are both AMAZING how you have prayed and gotten threw this hard time as a family.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most heart breaking time.God bless you dear little angel Kayleigh xxx

TangledEutopia said...

I am so utterly mad at myself. I have come back to your blog atleast 10 times (always at work mind you) and cry every single time. I'm mad at myself because I am crying for you, but I cry for myself also. My sweet Houston was born June 11, 2008. We will be celebrating his 1 year birthday soon. Every single time I read your blog, I am overcome with guilt, pain, grief, and selfishness of having such a healthy fat happy baby. I'm mad that my priorities aren't always right when it comes to what is truly important. I miss a lot of his daily life because I work in the public safety spectrum which means I'm oncall 24/7. When I read about you, it grounds me. It helps me remember what is truly important in life. Spending whatever time God gives me with him is so much more important than any bill I'm working to pay. I'm so sorry for what you are going through. We dont always understand how God works, but faith in knowing Him in the first place will hopefully ease your pain. I pray that I never take one second for granted again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story of love, faith, and the blessed time you were able to spend with your daughter. It must be amazing to know that you two were hand picked by God to be Kayleigh's parents. He could've chosen anyone but knew that she was to be with you for her short time here.
I am sorry for your loss and hope you rejoice in fact she is with our Lord. I was in tears throughout her story as I could not imagine being in your shoes. Everytime I hold my child, wipe spagettios from his chin, read him a story before bed, kiss his soft cheek, or watch blues clues with him in the morning...they are not moments I take for granted. I am aware that I am so very lucky to have him here and healthy while there are so many parents who pray night after night for only one moment of health for their child. So thank you again for sharing your story and helping me to not take a single moment of my sons life for granted. I bet your daughter is someone so very special and I cannot wait to meet your beautiful Kayleigh one day. May she prepare the way home for many.

amynicole said...

I just wanted to speak from my heart, and say what a beautiful, inspiring family you have been blessed with. I have been following Kayleigh's story for a few months now, and continue to be amazed at your outlook and your strong faith! May God continue to bless you and your family, and thank you for blessing so many people's lives with your story!

Jean Sakry said...

I came across your website a few months ago and have been following it ever since. I have to say there have been many times where I have cried while reading your posts. Today I came across this website and immediately thought of you. http://www.namesinthesand.net/

Thank you for reminding me to hold onto my children a little tighter and hug them a little longer.

D. Smith, Inkom, Idaho said...

I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said but I know I have to say something. I too have followed your family's story and cannot remember where I first heard about Kayleigh. But I will always remember her. I have never met either of you but feel a horrible loss and pain for your family. I can't even imagine my life without my baby girl. You are an inspiration and strengthen my faith in the Lord and my belief in miracles. Stay strong and thank you again for sharing your wonderful story and sharing your most beautiful daughter with us.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an amazing family. I know you were blessed to have this angel join your family, but she was equally blessed to have such a supportive and dedicated family. Her memories will live on through the work you are doing. She was a beautiful baby, and I'm sure she is having a time in Heaven - no more struggles for her!! I'm sure she has thanked God for giving her the perfect parents and brother and sister during her months on earth.

I have a 5-year-old step-son who was 1 pound, 7 ounces, born at 24 weeks gestation. He was 2 when I married his dad, but functioned as a 4 month old, and has always been very small. There's an unexplainable blessing that comes with loving and caring for a premie baby. They are able to touch the deepest part of our hearts.

I pray that God will continue to bless your family. Sometimes He tries to bless us and we get caught up in the heartache and miss the joy. Your family captured the joy in the midst of the worst kind of heartache - I think a prime example of what pleases God.

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. By the help and grace of God, we will all get to meet Kayleigh one day. She will be so happy to see her mommy and daddy on that blessed day!!

Dana said...

I just came across your blog and read from the beginning..I felt like I was reading about my story with my Maggie..I had the test, the amnio, the low fluid, the IUGR and then severe preeclampsia hellp..I was told many times she would not make it..she was due Dec 6 2005 and arrived Aug 25..weighing 15 ounces 10 inches..had a rough and rocky 4 months where we almost lost her..she was born 4 days before a major hurricane devastated our city and also had a feeding tube..She did survive though and will be 4 in 2 weeks..and my heart ached as I knew just what you all went through..and rayed for the best.

Kayleigh is an inspiration to us all and your family is so amazing..I cried and laughed reading your blog and seeing how beautiful Kayleigh and you all are..The love is so strong and just shines through your words.

Kayleigh is someone I will always have in my heart now..as I fell in love the moment I saw her perfect face.

God Bless you guys and how lucky Kayleigh is to have you as her family..

You were able to capture the joy and love in a time of pain and heartache.

There is a special place for you all and Kayleigh's heart beats on!

Thanks for touching my heart!

Dana

Emily said...

Hi Freemans

I came across your website and thought that I would share my story with you. You see I am the youngest surviving twin in the country. The doctors at the hospital where I was born had only survived a single baby at 23 weeks let alone twins. I was born at 23 and a half weeks, and less than 1 percent chance of surviving, 22 years ago when they didn't have the technology that they do today. I weighed 1 pound 3 oz was 11 inches long and dropped to 13oz for over 8 weeks. Three fourths of my brain hemorrhaged. I had heart surgery at 10 days old to fix the PDA in my heart. The doctors had never done a surgery on someone so small. I was on oxygen for several months and incubated for over 100 days. When I was 8 weeks old I developed hydrocephalus it resolved on its own without a shunt, which normally never happens. My skin would also fall off if touched, I had all the blood vessels broken in my right leg and almost had it ampuatated but didn't. The doctors didn't think that I would have a "normal" life, I wasn't supposed to walk, talk, see or do anything. I can do all of those things, in fact I am normal and have no effects from my birth. Accept for slight cerebral palsy on my left side, which is unnoticeable. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact me. It really is the power of prayer that I am here today.

Kayleigh Casey said...

Hi, My name is Kayleigh to && I was born on June 23 too but in 1996.

jaiko said...

hi, jaiko here, Kayleigh is huge gift of god. a friend tagged a video of her on facebook. truly miracle. gonna stay for more updates on Kayleigh development. -jaiko Philippines

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh's story is touching. Made me cry so much but she's an angel now. Healthy and happy!

My prayers are all with you.

Anonymous said...

Hi..I was touch to see your video for the 1st time. My daughter was born in March 2008 and her name is Kayleigh Anne too..
Our prayers are with you. God bless!

Anonymous said...

hi my name it'S kary and my hotmail is think47@hotmail.com i just wanna make u part of my story! and actuelly it's did end good like u. im 20 years old and in the end of september last year during my ultrasound i have been told my baby have a gastrochisis.. its a hold in the abdomen and the bowel was coming out!! the doctor told me it was 95% of chance he will make it and only of 1 of 3000 pregnancy it happening so they introduce me at 37 week he was 5pound and some oz and they send it to children hospital the morning after cause they said the bowel was dying so the send it there!! after to try to do cirgurie 3 time in 3 days we got told he couldnt make it! cause all the bowel was dead and he can survive to that so we had need to unplug it ! he was strong he survive 2 more week so we had time to enjoy him a little bite and give him all the love he had need! but on april 25th at 5:25am he passed the way in the arm of his grand mother! i ppassed all the night with him but a 4am i was so tired and i didnt get any sleep from the night before !i remember he loved when we was talking to him he loved when he had a lot of people arround him he could feel it... i remmember a just stay wake up antwoine in my arm til 12pm30 and we give him a last kiss me and my boyfriend and we and need to let him go! so he didnt leave even 3 week (borned on april 6th) we loved him and he always gonna be in our hurt we miss him so much ...... love u antwoine .... my little hurt, my little angel! mommy for life! xxx

Anonymous said...

Je viens de regarder l'histoire de votre petite cocotte!!! My god, c'est une petite fille très courageuse que vous avez eu!!! Je suis maman de 4 enfants et mon petit dernier a eu de la difficulté à la naissance et j'osais m'imaginer le pire. La santé c'est tellement important. Je suis de tout coeur ainsi que ma petite famille, Xavier 10 mois, Mégane 3 ans, Zachary 5 ans, Cédric 7 ans, ainsi que moi (Caroline) et mon conjoint (Ghislain). Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de bonheur!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story for sometime now, but this is the first time for me to post. As I have been blessed myself to be a proud mother of a 4 month old little girl. God truely works mericals. Although you only had 10 mounth with your beautful daughter, you will see her again in Heaven. She will be at the pearly gates to greet you with open arms. How wounderful God truely is. God never gives you something you can not handel. Thanks for allowing us to follow your story. How you have touched some many ppl lifes with your story. May God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

i feel so happy about the success of baby Kayleigh. at first when i watched the video i was there half frozen just kept on watching. but in the end when it said she survived i was relieved. i am 17 and i wish for baby Kayleigh to keep staying strong. and also more blessings to the parents and family who didn't give up on baby Kayleigh and still fought for her survival. the video is very inspiring that there's always hope no matter what. more blessings and i wish everything to be perfect and no more problems. may god always watches over you and the family that is around you. thank you you inspired a lot of people including me , myself.

daryl
from philippines

Sapphyre said...

Such a beautiful Angel she was. I gave birth 23 years ago to a baby girl named Hope Marie, she never made it. As I held her in my arms in tears I never thought I would get over the pain because I blamed myself for her being born do early. She also weighed 1lb 1 oz and was 11 inches long. As the years have past the pain went away but not the memory. Then When I thought there was nothing more that could hurt me that bad my 2 year old Grand Daughter died in a tragic accident in July 2010 just 13 days after turning 2. Its the worst pain I have ever felt because I feel it everyday. I have no close friends to talk to about what I am feeling, I would like to hear from anyone who cares and can relate with me. sapphyre@comcast.net

Ashley said...

I just read this & wow she went threw alot you
Must be so strong & very proud for how long she did live ,
I gave birth to twins on aug 5th 2010 @ 25 weeks
Lucas was 460 grams & Cody was 810 , we lost
Lucas on sep 10th , that was the hardest thing in my
Life to hold a baby so tiny & watch him leave this world , when i look at Cody sometimes i just cry . I'm only 20 &
Having a really hard time dealing with things
If anyone wants to contact me with some ideas
It would be great ,
Thanks

lil_nemo_77@hotmail.com

Amanda Pierce said...

I just read Kayleigh's story and it touched my heart more then ever. She is one of the most amazing little girls. You have one of the best guardian angels ever. I had a miscarriage on April 3, 2008. I couldn't imagine going through that but I am so glad to see that you got to spend some time with that angel before she left you. She has touched my heart and soul. Thank you so much for sharing this story with the world for everyone to read. Hugs to all of you!

Gloria Hartle said...

First I would like to say that you and your family are so strong! I, too have a Kayleigh Ann; she was born at 33wks gestational age weighing 4lbs 13oz. I know that NICU feeling..I thought what we went through with our daughter being premature was bad; it is nothing compared to what you guys went through. I praise you all for being so strong. Our daughter was born Jan.2 2011. We almost lost our little Kayleigh in March due to an Acute Life Threatening Event, but she pulled through. I cannot express how your story has touched my heart..I could not even tell my mother your story without breaking down. I pray that you guys find the strength to get through each day, I pray that you guys know..god ONLY takes the best. Your Angel Kayleigh will watch over your family for as long as you all shall live. God Bless you all; and never forget that you have millions of people touched by your 1 pound miracle Kayleigh and that you have millions of people praying for you daily. With Love,

Gloria H.

Linda said...

god bless kayleigh
linda (15), from germany

Anonymous said...

Hi, God bless you, it is october 5, 2011. I just found out about Kayleigh, but what happened to her, did she really died after so many successess. I am in Republic of Panama. lisbmc@yahoo.es

Anonymous said...

how old is she now? I wish the best, hope she's growing up and being stronger day after day, could you post actual photos from her please? My cousin had the same problem, but his son still short, he's four now, thanks xoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

you're amazing, pound by pound by pound, a piece of heaven now isn't it? God knows what have you passed for

Anonymous said...

Hi dear Parents...

I know it's quite late ask it should be but I saw a youtube movie about Kayleigh today 10/7/2011 and I was lifeless sad I have two kids and watching the video my eyes were full of tears. I am writing from overseas and I am very sorry for her. I pray that God Almighty bless her in Heaven.
Being a father I know how it's hard and difficult to see your child is sick... worse if you can't help...This is the destiny, but Kayleigh touched my heart deep insight and I am very amazed by her even though she left us.

Freeman's you are really brave and strong fmaily and I admire you with kindness.

I am thousands of kilometrs far from USA but I am close by heart ...
Rest in PEACE dear and sweet Kayleigh... little and pretty princess...

melrosechic said...

Hi freeman's,
my name is amber i'd my mom is pregante, but she is having some complications her water broke about a week ago and the baby is not even 4 pounds yet and i know that's alot more than your but im scared i might lose my baby brother, and the baby is in her still but what should i do. the doctors have done everything they could and i just want the best. This is her first child but she had 2 miscarriges in the past she has only gotten to 7 weeks on both and this one she is 23 weeks. i hope kayleigh's doing good, she is still alive right. i hope so she is a little mircale and she's bueatiful, i hope you live a very happy life with her :)

Anonymous said...

Ive not long just saw this she is beautiful and i want you to know she has made me realize what strenth realy is and now i know what i want from life thank you and thank you so much kayleigh you are so so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Freeman Family,
I just want to say that your beautiful daughter was such a fighter and she showed us how miracle's can come true. You are such a strong family, and you will continuously be in my thoughts and prayers, I truly believe Kayliegh was part of a bigger plan and is showering love down on you now. I have 3 children of my own, and have been through ups and downs, with my middle child being a preemie and being at the lowest weight of 3lbs 5 ounces, and watching her struggle, then my 3rd child my son, we were told when I was 5 months along that he would need heart surgery, which was probably the most trying thing in my entire life, many nights scared, and worried, but he pulled through like a trooper. Often times we look at how tiny they are and don't see the strength they have.......every child is a miracle, no matter how big or small, they all have something to teach us in some form or rather, it is just whether we are paying attention or not.

Haley Morgan Hallmark said...

Hi, my name is Haley Hallmark.. I just read Kayleigh's beautiful life story. It's truly amazing how God works. I am so glad she grew strong and made it through all those bad times! My best friend just had a baby girl and she lived 3 weeks as a beautiful and perfectly healthy baby until she turned 3 weeks and 3 days and at 4:30 a.m. Cayla (my friend who had the baby) woke up to her baby choking and not breathing! She realized that she had to take her baby to the emergency room. They then found that the baby had aspirated and was most likely to have brain damage. So they flew baby Abigail to Huntsville hospital where they hooked her up to life support and live 23 hours longer and then God decided to take her to heaven as a beautiful little angel. I just wanted to say that you are truly blessed to still have your baby in your life after all the things you guys have went through. Well I guess that's enough of hearing from me.. I would love to hear back from you either on FACEBOOK at Haley Morgan Hallmark or Haley Hallmark.. I have 2 facebooks please and thanks(:

Laura said...

God Bless your family. The video made me cry. I know what you are going through. I had a sister that was a pound at birth. She didnt make it to her 4th birthday but she was a angel god wanted. My twins were 4 lbs at birth and I thought they were small. Not until I saw your babygirl. God bless you. Children are what brings happiness to this world and. Kayleigh is a beautiful gift from good.

Anonymous said...

I SEE WHERE YOU SAID YOU WERE LOOKING FOR PREMMIE STORY..... I WAS BORN 3 MONTHS EARLY I HAD 2 BRAIN SEIZURES AND A STROKE, I DIDN'T LEARN HOW TO WALK TIL I WAS 2 AND HALF AND MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME HOW. I HAD TO HAVE HELP WITH CARRYING MY LUNCH IN SCHOOL AND EVERYTHING I WANT THROUGH 18 YRS OF THERAPY. BUT I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN 2001, WHEN I WAS 17 I WAS TOLD I WOULDN'T HAVE KIDS CAUSE OF MY HEALTH, WHEN I WAS 18 I WAS DIAGONOSIS WITH CERVICAL CANCER.I HAVE BEERN TO COLLEGE TWICE I'M A HUC AND CNA, AND MED TECH. I HAVE ALSO BEEN A FIRE FIGHTER, EMT. IN 2007 I LOST MY MOMMY THE ONLY WOMAN THAT BELIEVED IN ME AND ALWAYS TOLD ME I COULD BE ANYTHING I THANK GOD SHE PUSHED ME LIKE SHE DID. IN JUNE OF 2008 I GIVE BIRTH TO MY MIRACLE THEY SAID I WOULDN'T MAKE IT THROUGH BUT MY WATER BROKE AT 135AM AND SHE WAS BORN AT 204 AM. WHEN SHE WAS 7 MONTHS OLD I HAD TO HAVE A COMPLETE HYSTERTOMY BUT I HAD A MIRACLE AND THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR THE TRAILS I HAD BEEN THROUGH AND ARE STILL GOING THROUGH CAUSE IT GIVES ME TESTIMONIES THAT MAY HELP SOMEONE ELSE AND I THANK GOD FOR WHAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE DOING GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

bethany said...

hi my name is bethany, i am a teen mother and i went through the premature stages with my baby by jaden but it was nowhere near like kayleigh's and, i just read ur babygirls life story.. that is amazing what all she went through, she is a strong and very beautiful baby, when i started reading the story i was shocked, i really didnt think a baby could go through all that. it is reallly amazing how well she did and is doing, and you guys seem to be gret parents, well congrats on ur babygirl making it thrugh everything..

Tatjana said...

This is an amazing story. Great family, I am very proud of you guys!!! God bless you.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing people.
I just saw Kayleigh's video and could not help but to tear up. What a miracle! I am truly sorry about your loss, but she is now in a beautiful place looking down at her amazing parents everyday.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
<3

Anonymous said...

My name is Brendan Paolucci and I really hope that everything gets alot better, I'm so sorry that this had happened to you and your family. She's with the Lord now, and she's safe. I mean she was so stong from 1 poud down to 13 ounces, that's major! But she hung in there, and survived all of those surgerys! Shes stong and healthy up with the Lord and she running around waiting for you, waiting for you paitently. I'm only 14 but im very goddly, and shes with him. your daughter was so beautiful! But thanks for shareing your story with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Hello Freeman family.

Im not religious or anything, but i do believe that Kayleigh is a miracle. I just saw this video on Youtube and saw you had a blog. Couldn't get myself to just close the window, i felt like i had to say something to you.
Kayleigh is one of the most beautifull baby's i've ever seen. I am so sorry for your loss. No other story has ever touched me like this. I've been sitting here thinking for about 30 minutes what to say to your family, but at this point i have no words good enough.

Greetings from overseas.

Olivia Melo said...

Hello, Well .. I live in Brazil, and I saw a video of you and. Kayleigh, and I got very emotional .. actually not even know WHAT to talk ...
I mean when I read the blog of you, I cried a lot, because I had never seen a story so ... I'm still half under the weather, I'm evangelical and imagine how much you have suffered and still suffer as agent .. never forget ... !
It's pretty funny because today I was very ill with some problems .. .. more I read the blog and saw the photos ... see that little angel, esperaça me to start again, and gave me hope to stay here, for me, for my family but mainly for her, I had already decided that I would train more now more than ever I'm going to train for medicine (neonatal) .. in honor of our small little angel!
good to know when to be tough, plus I know she's much better now on God's side, and I know that one day it'll be here with us ... and I know that every day God will comfort your heart .... I mean that even away from what you needed to send me an email (nina_birrenta@hotmail.com)
I ask you to keep it up by posting photos and stories about our guiding star ..
Kalyeigh because I know that will guide each of us, as she is doing ... not just me who know more about all our little angel in some way ..
you can be sure she loves you ... and even far it will always be remembered ...our small little angel

Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading Kalieghs story and cried the whole time realizing how LUCKY we are that our nephew survived. Jackson was born 1/13/09 at 25 weeks gestation at Northeast Medical. He was 1lb 11oz and rushed to Levine the same night he was born. After several brain surgeries and a 4 month stay, he got to come home to his parents. From there they were transfered to Arizona (my brother is military) where he endured 2 more surgeries. Today, he is a healthy (although small!!) vivacious 3 year old!! And although he has some limitations, we are truly BLESSED for all the prayers, the docs/nurses at Levine, and the Lord above for taking care of our precious baby boy!! Thank you for the story of beautiful Kaleigh and encouragement to others going through similar situations!!
Anna Sells @ asells@tol-co.com

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to share my story..
I was born three months early, weighed 1lb, 2oz, and then my weight dropped to 15oz. I was born with a heart murmur. The doctors always told my parents that I would be a slow learner and probably learn to walk until about the age of 2.
I grew out of my heart murmur, learned to walk by the age of 1 and was gifted all through school.
I just celebrated my 20th birthday on January 21, 2012. And every day I thank God that I have made it as far as I have.
I do have Lupus and a few other medical problems so I have spent a lot of time in the hospital. But if that's all I have to suffer with--I'm fine with that.
God has plans for us all and only he knows why the things happen the way they do.
I know Kayleigh will always be looking over y'all as one of God's Angels.
God Bless! :)

Anonymous said...

Im from the philippines, kayleigh story realy touch my heart it just happen im browsing youtube and i found her..its just so amazing How God works for everyone even in the most little way.. it makes me realize that we should treasure our love one so much and belive in God ..I'm a 21 year old mom and i have a 7 month daughter ..i was very thankful and bless for God gave a wonderful and sweet child.. And now i will take care of her so much like a treasure.. I hope that your family will always be happy.. Our everloving God will provide you comfort forever with God and Kayleigh smiling.. i was in the office feel crying... i will share this to my friends and make them feel bless...Faith Hope Love.. amazing Kayleigh gift from God...thank you freemans for allowing us to know your stories

love lots,
pearl

Anonymous said...

After watching your youtube video. It was so sad and i dont know what i would do if i was put in that place. just wanted to say my cousin is naming her baby girl kayleigh to. but your story is so amazing to hear. i'm gald that she is doing better now..

Anonymous said...

<3 dear,
kayleigh and your family .
your story has touched my heart in many ways . this christmas my aunts baby passed away from the cause of SIDS . she is in really bad condition and is still in denial . i know that anybody can overcome such a tragedy because you guys are living proof . i was so depressed to find out my little cousin passed away at 6months . there so sweet little innocent angels . Some day i know my aunt will pass this terrible moment . you will never forget the pain but always keep the baby love in your heart and mind . and know someday you will see them :) thank you so much for your incredible story and letting us know that were not the only ones that suffer in this world.. LIVE EVERY MOMENT AND SPREAD LOVE !

love-elizabeth castellanos CA mommy of a 2 month old :)

leidy said...

Hello Freeman family,
I just want to say you guys are amazing!! WOW!! You two are so strong!
I was looking at youtube videos and came across Kayleigh's testimony, she is such a beautiful angel I fell in love with her just seeing all her pictures and videos. I have been reading some of your post and have seen all the love you have for your daughter its amazing that such a little angel can bring so much love to this world. It has been an honor to read her story to have meet her even though it was through pictures. I'm so happy she was able to fight so hard and accomplish so many things. She is a warrior! She left this world but she is in the best place anyone can be. I know she is standing at the feet of our Lord looking so beautiful, with her blond hair =D, light radiating from her the same light she gave to this world. I have a 2 yr old Son and after seeing Kayleigh's story I just fell in love all over again with my son and I know how precious God is. He is amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful daughter with all of us. I hope to meet her one day.
I love you Kayleigh, Thank You.

Anonymous said...

In the short minute it normally takes me to read a paragraph, I think it took me about 10 to read the whole Christmas post! Kinda hard to read through tears. I'm sure it's hard losing someone you love and cherish -much less someone you knew for only a short time- but I know that God felt the same losing his Son. I will be praying for you and your family. Kayleigh was a beautiful baby girl and I know you miss her dearly. The Lord let's everything happen for a reason. . . remember that. Love you all. BE STRONG!

Gabriella

Anonymous said...

i just now saw this video and its so sad my heart goes out to you and your family.. But god has a plan.. She is the most precious little girl i have ever seen.. She has inspired me.. I wouldnt know what to do if i lost my little boy.. He is a blessing from god and so was Kayleigh.. Thank you for sharing her life with us.. You will be in my prayers and i know she is doing very well up there in heaven she is being taken very good care of.. I know she is wathching over you all.. this little girl has inspired me to be the best for my little boy.. Just know sheloves yall so much and never did a day go back that she didnt fight to be here in this world with yall.. She wanted it as much as you all did.. BUt she is in the best of hands.. thank you again for sharing her life with us..

josh said...

i am sorry for your loss and the videos on youtube made me cry its very sad..

Lauren said...

From our Kayley and family to yours, you are in our prayers. God bless.

Anonymous said...

To the Freeman Family, I just watched your video on your sweet daughter Kayleigh and I am so sorry for your loss. Your page is so beautiful and a wonderful and special remembrance of your special little angel. I just loss my mother so I am sure they are both together in god's beautiful home :) My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Sara said...

Hello my name is sara i have 12 year old twin girls that was born at 31 weeks. They were both in one sack and only 3 lbs when they were born when they were delievered Maddie came out first screaming Grace decided to crawl back in there so not only was the cord wrapped around her neck she was running from them.But they got her out she had alot of bruiseing on her body where they had to pull and tug on her to get her out. My girls was also in the NICU for 8 weeks only believe it or not. Maddie done great for most of her stay but Grace was the one we wasnt sure about.We call her our Grace from god she had several issues stayed on the vent for a few weeks.We found that when we would let them lay together in the same bed that Grace would get stronger and inprove. When the day came they told me i had to come stay the night and i could bring Maddie home, I was not looking forward to how i was gong to handle it all.When i got to the hospital that evening to stay with Maddie they informed me that grace had improved and was eating that we would let her stay with us that night and maybe get to take her home.We always said that grace heard her sissy was going home and there was no way Maddie was going anywhere without Grace and to this day that is still true. We came home on monitors and oxygen but in the end today you would never know to look at them that they were sick.I have read your story and cried and prayed your angel will come home and all of this will of made you all stronger.You all have a gorgeous family. Please know from my family of six Gary,sara,maddie,grace, and tori we send all our love and prayers.

Gary said...

I got to know this story just for coincidence in youtube.....(excuse my english, i am from MExico)
I admire the strong parents you were and the happiness you show in your whole story.
It is obvious, and everyone ,including me, admire her, sometimes I think that sometimes God send this amazing babies with the huge mission of showing us to be strong, specially coming from a 1 lb baby. What I really think, it is that I see in Kayleigh's eyes that she was always in touch with God, perhaps She knew about having wings to be with the Lord soon, but she was so happy of getting to know you, and so happy of having time with such nice and loving parents, so happy accomplishing her mission that she went through all surgerys with the best attitude and for having a few time with you and with us :) until her mission was accomplished :)

You are great parents, you are having and admirable attitude, and I also think that Kayleigh's moter has a great smile :)just perfect for making Kayleigh confortable and feel safe :) I have learned too, that every pain you feel, make sure it becomes in your normal life into a deeper smile
Continue being so happy :)
Best Wishes

Gladys, MExico City

Anonymous said...

Dear Freemans,

i just happened to stumble upon your story... a chance of fate perhaps. Just wanted to let you know that your strength and love is radiated through my computer screen, you and Kayleigh warm my heart. You change lives everyday and i hope you realize how great of an inspiration you are. Thank you for showing us that miracles exist. My prayers will be with you from this night on. Continue to be an example of faith and hope for all of us. You have really touched me. May God's grace find peace in your home. I believe Kaleigh is very proud of her family. Bless you all.

greeting from New York.

-Ana

Anonymous said...

I found your story about your little miracle baby now an angelic angel...I myself have 3 premie babies. My oldest was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing 1 lb 9oz. He is now 13 years old with minimum effects from his prematurity. My youngest is 27 months old born at 26 gestation weighing 1 lb 13 oz. She has some developmental delays but seems to be nothing too serious like those I experienced with my first son.
Watching lil Kayleigh's Story is like watching my own story with my children.
I think this blog set-up for your daughter is truely an inspiration for others that are experiencing or have experienced what it is like to have a premature child.
May the Lord Bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CHILD!!!

GOD BLESS YOUR SPECIAL LITTLE
ANGEL IN HEAVEN!!!

Darling Nerina said...

This story has really touched my heart, as I gave birth to a 24 weeker weighing 1lb on April 22 2009. We were extremely lucky that she had no major complications and was only 92 days in the hospital, Looking though Kayleigh's pictures takes me back to those days in the NICU and just breaks my heart that your little miracle isn't with you like our Minnie is with us now having just turned 3. Kayleigh's story will always remain with me whenever I look at my Minnie and I want to thank you for sharing with us. Many Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

May 6, 2012 11:30 pm Central Time .... Kayleigh, I just finished watching the time-lapsed story of your birth and fight for life. God DOES still work miracles ... through our children. Jesus asked that we become as little children so that shows he loves us all. I know your mom and dad are SO proud to have you in their life. May the Lord continue to bless you throughout the rest of yours.
--Rhodney Freeman
--Mount Pleasant, Texas
rgfreeman0838@sbcglobal.net

Karen Brown said...

To The Very Strong Freeman Family,

I first read your daughter's story on Facebook. I immediately fell in love with Kayleigh. What a beautiful spirit she has & what a fighter. You're whole family is so strong, it's almost unbelieveable. To go thru what you all did is beside amazing. This shows exactly how strong some families are. You are one amazing family.

It was an absolute honor for me to read your story & follow Kayleigh's story. Thank you so much for sharing this.

As I was reading the original story on FB, after I got done reading it, my husband looked at me and asked if I was okay. I shook my head "no" as I gasped at the very last thing I read. When she went to be with God....then the tears just started flowing & are flowing right now as I try & type this to you. I was praying that she would make it. What a beautiful little ANGEL you have.

I love all your pictures you have taken. You're wonderful parents & you have beautiful children. I'm very proud to know you thru Kayleigh's story & again I thnk you for sharing. Stay strong!!!!! You have your own ANGEL looking down on you always!!!!

Love to your family,

Karen Brown

Blessed said...

What A beautiful story! I have just watched the videos you posted, and although it's been a little while since your baby has gone to heaven, I know you still miss her. I am so glad you all will see her again, and I know she is waiting for you up in that glorious place we all long for. Mabe she is playing with my two babies who are up there, also, that He took while I still carried them. God is good! He has left me one sweet beautiful little girl who is ten years old to enjoy and teach her His ways. She is the joy of my life!! Be encouraged in the Lord. He will continue to carry you and walk you through. God bless! With Love, Blessed.

Mona said...

To the Freeman family. Your baby is beautiful. I am so very sorry for your loss. The videos & your blog are beautiful as well. Sometimes I ask God why he takes our precious little ones after given them life to us. But I know that He has his reasons why he gives them their angel wings to soon. I don't know what It's like to lose a child, but I do know what It's like having to make the NICU and PICU my second home. My son is 12 yrs old now but he still battles keeping enough calories inside his body to keep growing. I pray that you know that your family & baby will always have a special place in our hearts. Always have Faith & know that your beautiful baby is looking down from Heaven with open arms given you hugs. Everytime I see a little white feather floating by me as I am walking outside, I always see my father in that feather and the warmth that I feel as it slowly floats away, just touches my heart each time. I am at peace once again.. I believe theres a special white feather floating by you where ever you go, and it too will bring a smile upon your face and heart like it does mine. God Bless you.
~*~Mona, mom to Blake~*~ CdLS~*~

beuncka said...

i saw your video on youtube and you have a beautiful warrior on your hands and thanks for sharing your story with the world..she is beautiful and kayleigh keep on beening the that worrior that everyone love.

khush jiraiya said...

Lots of love to Kayleigh!
From Mauritius Island.

kaleigh aldean said...

Hi im kaleigh aldean. im 21 years old. And i was on youtube.com And i ran across your video. It touched my heart. And brought tears to my eyes. Because I know how it feels to loose someone. When i was fourteen years old i found out my mom had cancer. By the age of sixteen my mom had got worse. And was loosing her strength, and had lost all her hair. But she was still beautiful!

My mom went to the doctor and found out she had the max of ten months to live. 9 days later.. the night before that. My mom sat the whole family down. And we talked all night. And laughed, and smiled the whole time. The next day me and my brother and sister were all in school, And my dad left my mom at home to get some medicen. When he got back, he went in the room to check on my mom. And found her dead in her wheel chair. She commited succide. with the gone next to her on the ground.. and on the bed was her succide note.. a part of the note that touched me most was this.. she told us it was her time to go see god. She was in to much pain to keep fighting. And she wanted to see all of us continue on in life, and not cry and keep smiling. And know shes in a better place. And that she is not in pain anymore. And she will always be there with us through our journey of life even if we cant see her. And kayleigh story touched me like my mom note did. It made me want to be a better person. And help out kids with cancer. And other medical problems. And that is excally what me and my father did, and many more joined in with us on our journey, we started going around the wrold and visiting kids with medical problems and cancer and bring them toys and read to them. And if i can take them to see there hero. or the person they look up to, or bring them some where they always wanted to be. i do my best to make it happen. Because no one or no doctor can put a date on when god ready to take you. he chooses when its your time to. not any one else can. And i try to point that out to the kids, and make sure they stay strong. And always keep fighting. <3

And as yall do with kayleigh.. i continue to tell my mom story, and the time she was with us. And share her journey. And it touches peoples hearts like kayleigh does to many others. And in memory of kayleigh, and for touching my heart. Im sharing her story on my face in my ''about me'' and i have it where people can click on yalls website. And be touched like i was. And i hope yall dont mind. I made a album about her. And added photos of yall and kayleigh. And also added the website to the photos so people could click on it. And once again be touched. And kayleigh continue to be heard. <3 And btw. shes a beatiful baby girl. I hate that i came to late to pray, but shes still in my memories. And i will also be telling her story now. At the hospitals and schools. And all the donations we have and so on. Thank you so much for sharing her story. And feel free to add me on,and check it out. facebook:

kaleigh nicole aldean or malibue.blonde@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,

My name is Jaley and i am 10yrs old. I live in Florida. Your little bundle of joy really inspired my life. when I saw that video of her, I cried my little eyes out. I would say she really is a miracle baby.now every day I can say I know a real superhero. you have done a great job being brave. I don't know how you to it. And kayleigh you are still alive in my life. And I always pray for you and talk to you even know you went to live with Jesus. I love you kayleigh!

Anonymous said...

I have been crying. I couldn't imagine losing a child. I can't wait to be a parent. But my parents do. My father and his 1st wife lost my older brother at 11 days old. and my mom and dad almost lost me at two weeks, the doctors told them to be prepared. I was in Hershy. I was with other babies around my age, some like kendal only survived at 7 but i think of her till this day.When my mom was 2 months pregnant with my brother they found a tumor, I was 8 that was very scary. But now I am 23 and my brother is almost six feet tall at 15. Kayleigh was very special like any other baby/babies who fight they give us strength. I'm sorry to hear she passed away on May,11th. May,11th,2013 I am getting married, it was a special day already, but it's better because she went home with Our Lord and Savior.and thats something to celebrate. and she is with Kendal, and all the other one.
i send all my love to your family. God bless. <3

10 yr old kylie said...

Hi! My name is kylie walters when I was born I had open open heart surgery too at 2 weeks old and 18 months old and then when I was born the doctors found out that I had open heart surgery so they had to rush me in a anbieins to Rochester and then they did my sugery and then they had to do 1 more surgery so i had it twice and now i have a tube in my heart.So its been a long time since i had that and so when I was 9 they had to cut a litle tiny cut (or should i say tiny little hole) in the corner of my left leg n they put a tiny camra they said and gave me laughing gass n took pics to see how my heart is doing and it turned out... I was fine.I wont have surgery for a looooooong time so I was so happy when I went to the roneld mik doneld house where people and kids with heart surgeries go!So right now im 10 n im still perfect but sometimes i useually have to go to my check up doctor so everything is still good!
SO THATS MY STORY WHEN I HAD MY HEART SURGERY AND ME AND MY MOM CRYED WHEN WE SAW WHAT U WENT THROUGH WHAT I DID N SHE SAID U REIMINDED HER OF ME WHEN I HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY SO THANK U FOR REMIENDING HER OF ME WHEN I WAS BORN WITH OPEN HEART SURGERY AND LET THE LORD AND GOD AND JESUS HELP U THROUGH!
THANK YOU!
WE WILL PRAY FOR U AND THINK OF U ALWAYS THE END!
FROM YOURS:KYLIE LYNN WALTERS!:)

Laura said...

What a precious little soul she is. She'll be at the gates of heaven when you arrive to show you the way in. Focus on the blessings you have....not the losses. She was given to you for a reason and I can only think that the Lord knew she would be in good hands with your family. It's all God's plan and he promises he won't give us anything we cannot overcome.
I haven't lost a child to death, only you know that heartbreak, but again, you have a beautiful family and it's up to you to ask the Lord's help in making it the best family life you can. You have the capacity obviously to turn this tragedy around as I have seen from so many posts from people who have followed your story and gained from it.
God bless you for sharing.

Colleen Harnum said...

Hi...Although I dont know you..Kayleighs story touched my heart...I am in tears just looking at all the pics that I went through and reading her story...Stay strong and In time it shall heal..A part of her will always be with you in your heart...My prayers are with you...I can't imagine losing such a precious gift. I have a 3 year old son named Owen and as I was watching the video he was saying cute baby mommmy......And I gave him a big kiss and told him I loved him..Kayleigh is watching down from the heavens with a huge smile on her face knowing she has such a loving family....God bless you all

Bethany Hutchinson said...

I just ready kayleighs story after seeing a video on youtube that was created. I want to say first...I am so very sorry for your loss. I cant imagine loosing something so beautiful. I have twins that are 11months old and thank god for them everyday. My friend is not so lucky. Her son was born with a xxxxxy syndrome. And has needed two heart surgeries the first 9 months of his life. He has 1 more surgery to go for his cleft pallet. And is still pulling strong. Her story has touched my heart completely. I don't have enough words to possibly tell you How sorry i am for such a loss. This breaks my heart truley! I wish you both the best this world has to offer. And i pray for you every night. Ill make sure to tell kayleigh a story every now and then. Maybe cinderella. God Bless

Anonymous said...

I just saw the video you had posted on YouTube. Such a beautiful blessing! It brought back memories. My niece Aubrey had a chromozon missing and caused everything to be undeveloped. She lived 36 hours. Went to be with the Lord the day after mothers day. Also the day before my sisters birthday. It's so awesome to see such a great attitudes! :) It has truly touched my heart.... Keep your chin up! Your sister in Christ <3

Anonymous said...

Hi just read te amazing story of baby K... GOD keep blessing you this is what true parents love is about I hope that my husband and I are as strong as you guys that no matter what keep going on

jo said...

thanks for sharing your story on kayleigh. im a mom of a 20 year old son who has cerebral palsy w/multiple disabilities. my son was a premie @ 28 wks and weighed 2lbs 2ounses then dropped 1 lb. its been along journey and we have ups and downs. he endures alot of discomfort and fights every day to live. thanks again for sharing. its hard sometimes explaining the grief that comes and goes everyday watching your child suffer. hes my hero. your story gives me hope and courage. i lean on god for strength. i see our miracle everyday and hes so amazing and makes me a better mom. god bless you and your family.

Victoria said...

I stumbled upon your story completely by accident, and I was immediately moved by all the love. It breaks my heart that you are no longer able to hold your daughter. While reading your story, I couldn't help but to think of my sister. She was pregnant with her 4th child, and it was determined that this was going to be her 3rd son. Kalindi and Samuel (my sister and brother-in-law) decided to name him Lucas. Her pregnancy was about as normal as her pregnancies got. She has always been a tiny woman and had to deliver her babies through c-section. But this time she went into premature labor once a week for 9 weeks. Her c-section was scheduled for May 4, 2011. Her due date was on May 11, 2011. Much to our surprise and her chagrin, she went into labor yet again on the morning of April 25th, 2011. It happened to be Easter Monday and we were all invited to my parents place for lunch. When she got to the hospital, they quickly determined that this was the day for Lucas to be born. While on the operating table before anything could take place, my sister's heart suddenly stopped. They made haste and were able to revive her, but because she still had Lucas inside her when her heart stopped, that meant his heart had stopped as well. So they quickly cut her open and took Lucas out. But Kalindi coded another 2 times before they were able to stabilize her. She remained in the hospital for a month, but even with all the testing they still have not yet determined what went wrong. The best they can do is guess that she somehow got a heart condition during her last pregnancy. They have her on so many heart medications and they had to install a defibrillator just in case her heart stops again. She was only 30 when this all happened. Seeing your daughter laying in an incubator just brought me back to seeing my sister, who although she is older than me is about a foot shorter than me, laying in this massive bed attached to at least 6 machines that were all keeping her alive. She could barely breathe and couldn't talk for the longest time. My family now lives in a world where we fear both my older sister and brother (he also has a heart condition but his isn't related to my sister's) collapsing in the middle of doing something normal and not being able to revive them. I know that Kayleigh is up in heaven awaiting the arrival of her loving parents and remarkable family. I pray God's peace and love upon you as you strive to live each day for God. You are so inspiring and a reminder that no matter how well we can plan out our lives, God's plans may be different. Much love, Victoria.

Ashley Freeman said...

You don't know me but I saw Kayleigh's video and it made me cry. She was a beutiful little girl and one heck of a fighter. She has inspired everyone to never give up no matter how hard it gets...May God bless you're family and I will keep you in my prayers as me and my son pray every night before we go to sleep.

Anonymous said...

She was the most beautiful baby♥

chelseafox said...

Heyy...This story really touched me it had me in tears when i watch the video. My prayers will be with you and your family! May God bless you!

Terri Rosenblatt said...

I happened to see Kayleigh's story yesterday. As I was watching a Joel Osteen sermon, Kayleigh's story showed on the side of my computer..and so I clicked into it. I must have been God leading me as of course this was the first time I have heard of Kayleigh and your family. The entire story touched me so deeply and motivated me so much to keep on keeping on in my life as I am going though some difficulties. However, as I saw Kayleigh pull through I too felt like I can pull through and I again felt the strength in my own life to continue on.. as I saw Kayleigh. Thank you for posting Kayleigh's story for all the world to see and to be touched by your daughter and inspired to see God's miracles. God bless your family and thank you. Terri R. from Woodland Hills CA

Anonymous said...

Your baby's story is so very inspirational and touching to me.My friend had premature twins-girl and boy and sadly the girl lost her battle after having two major surgeries. Holding a baby in our belly, watching them being born, suffer and struggle and then losing them is devastating.Im a mother myself and I cant imagine losing my angel.You are so amazing to go through this.How does one heal after such a loss, what do you focus on? I weeped when I watched your video and have watched it several times.Why do innocent babies have to suffer like that? I hope there will be a way to prolong life and avoid preemie deaths.At least you got to spend time with her. She was truly a fighter.Bless her..........

Anonymous said...

The Freeman family,

Just came across the video of Kayleighs short life, I am posting this comment with tears streaming down my face, I can't begin to empathize the pain you all must feel daily to of lost such a precious little angel. The incredibly moving story has touched me among many others, I just want to send my thoughts to you. She has gone only in person but never forgotten, You are amazingly strong people - God bless Kayleigh Anne Freeman x

Anonymous said...

I just watched and read Kayleigh's time spent being a fighter and a blessing,she is in no pain now and we all are to be here to serve a purpose or I have been told that throughout my life and I do believe that Kayleigh has showed us her's.I know how the video's and story has touched my heart and as the tear's fell from eye's I relized things I have complained about or time's I would feel like giving up is very selfish of .Now that I watched her struggles she overcome to give her family more hope's, love and happiness.She is up there in heaven watching over her family and someday may you all be a family of angels again.I now will think of your baby girl and you 2 wonderful people that has shared this story with us and showed me to be thankful and love every moment I can with my children.

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