11/8/08 - 10:23 - New Sign + New Order + New Project




Aimee and I were given arts and crafts to design a new sign for Kayleigh's bed. Since the other sign with all of our photos on it is at home, we figured we needed to do a whole new one for the CVICU. Aimee made this sign so perfect, by adding the heart :)

The order is to extubate Kayleigh between 1-3 today. WHAT??? That is what I said when I heard it. I figured with the hypertension bout last night, they would give her another day to relax, but the doctor felt like the whole reason she is irritated and having those bouts, are because of that big breathing tube in her throat. Plus, the longer she is on the vent, the less Kayleigh can use her lungs to full potential, causing more problems down the road.

Besides that, Kayleigh is doing good. She had a great night last night and has been alert this morning. We were surprised to see her sats as low and steady as they were with her being so awake. Normally she would get irritated easily and her sats would shoot through the roof. That is a good sign!!!

WOWOWOW---Aimee and I are just sitting here. She is online and I am writing the blog, and our surgeon just pulled her chest tube and her pace maker wires out. Woo hoo! I didn't realize that is what they were doing. WOW, YES!!!! It was actually kind of gross and exciting at the same time. All I saw was our surgeon walking past me to the trashcan with her bloody yucky tube in his hand. Man, I am excited! We are making progress!!!

OKAY - MY NEW PROJECT -
You all know me well and I want nothing more than to make people feel wonderful about the things they do. Aimee and I were discussing the proper way to do this without making anyone single person feel left out. So, I wanted to write a general email to all the people who have helped Kayleigh along the way here. That means, I need to write to the: Neonantologists, Gastrointestinal Doctors, Ophthalmologists, Cardiologists, NICU Nurses, NPCN Nurses, CVICU Nurses and the OB-Gyn Doctors and Nurses.

So THEN, I thought something that would be even much much better and that is to have everyone (INCLUDING YOU!!!), write something nice to all of them at once. It doesn't have to be very long at all! My vision is to copy and paste hundreds of small letters from people ALL over the place, thanking every singe one of them for their help with sweet Kayleigh. You need to add where you are from so they will see how much their help has touched so many lives around the world. PLEASE, I don't beg, but I am begging ALL of you to write something. (Even if it is a few lines). You don't have to include your name, so you can be totally anonymous if you want, but you DO have to write where you are from to really make a big impact.

I think this will be such a great thing to do and it will show these caretakers that they have impacted so many people by doing a WONDERFUL job for Kayleigh. Please take no more than five minutes (Right Now) and write your quick letter in the comment section below. You can title it as "Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker"

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD BLESS,

The Freemans :)

124 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I am Barb from Ontario Canada and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that all of you have done to take care of our baby ( I really feel like she is all of ours in our hearts)

I thank you for your wisdom and knowledge and for the support and hope you have given to Kayleighs parents and siblings...

May God bless you all and watch over you as you continue your very special work.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretakers:

I have never met this family, but they are forever in my heart. Kayleigh is such a special soul and has a huge purpose in life. God has worked miracles through all of you and everyone who knows Kayleigh. She has brought faith and inspiration to more people than we will ever know. THANK YOU!

Karen
Cincinnati, Ohio

Sarah J. said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,
I'm Sarah, from Kettering OH, and I want to thank you for all you have done for Kayleigh, Aimee, Adam, Brandon, Allison and really all of us in small ways and huge ways. Thank you for fighting along side Kayleigh. Thank you for vigilantly watching over her, and being her angels on earth. You have all been in my daily "Kayleigh prayers" as we call them in my house. Please know that your work has touched so many lives and inspired us to believe in miracles. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Sarah J.
Kettering, OH


I'm glad Kayleigh is having a good day today..sending peaceful thoughts as they prepare to extubate her. ((hugs))

Ali said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

You simply go to work each day to do those things that you were trained to do. You utilize those skills and that information that you studied so hard while in school. But did you know that you are saving a little girl's life? Did you know that your every-day-job is actually a gift from God?

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do. Sweet little Kayleigh is alive because you go to work each day. Yes, God is at work, and He is using your hands, your skills, your expertise to give this family what they love so much, their daughter.

Thank you.

Ali Hooper from Dublin, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

My name is Heidi and I am from Bismarck, ND. I have never met Kayleigh or her family, but there is something about her story that has moved me and my 5 yr old daughter and we now pray for her nightly. We have recently also added all of you as her dr's and nurses to our prayer list.

My daughter has her own medical issues and we thank God every day that her dr's and nurses decided to enter the world of medicine.

May God continue to guide your very talented hands and hearts in ways which will allow each and every one of you continue to heal people. Thank you for being you!

Heidi

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,
Thank you for the job that you are doing to help this little, little girl and her family. Through them, you are helping to touch the lives of people everywhere! It is amazing to think how God has placed you at this hospital, for this family, at this specific moment to fufill His will. Thank you for the work that you do everyday.
God Bless,
Faith
Frederick, MD

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,
My name is Carolina from Anniston,Al,and I want to thank you for all you have done for Our little angel Kayleigh and for her beautiful family.You are doing an excellent work . I think that God sent His angels to take care of sweet Kayleigh.Thank you so much for doing a great job.
God Bless You.
Carolina.

davis said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I am Lisa from Carnegie, PA, even though we don't know the Freemans, we have followed her story.
Please know that it is with your strength and kowledge and hard work that Kaleigh is where she is today. Please accept our Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,
My name is Katie and I am from Towson, MD. I started following Kayleigh's story a few weeks back and wanted to thank you all for the wonderful job you have done taking care of Kayleigh. She is truly a miracle and an inspiration to others. But, she couldnt have made all this amazing progress without your help! You continue to amaze me at how you have taken such great care of Kayleigh. She is a very lucky little girl!
Thank you and God bless
Katie

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
I want to thank you for taking such great care of a specail little girl. Her story has touched many and the people who care for her are part of her miracle. Thank-you. Pam from Indiana

Christine Marie said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank you for what you're doing. I hope you know that you're giving an angel on earth the chance that she needs to make a difference all over the world. She gives hope to families who have been put in awful situations and she wouldn't be able to do it without the expert help of all of you. God bless all of you.

You are true heroes.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

From the bottom of my heart,
Christine
Queens, New York

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretakers,

Thank you so much for everything you have done for this little girl and her family. I hope you see how Kayleigh is truly a miracle baby. I'm a former premie myself. I was born at 30 weeks 26 years ago. Premies hold a special place in my heart. I'm forever greatful to my NICU nurses and I know Kayleigh will be forever greatful too, and Aimee and Adam. I pray that God will guide you as you care for Kayleigh.

Concord, NC
area

shannnah said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,
I am Shannah from Rapid River MI, and I have been following the amazing life of this beautiful little fighter for a while now and I just wanted to thank you for the not giving up on her and fighting right along with her and her family and for beliving as we do that she will fight her way through everything and make her way home to be with her mommy, daddy, brother, and sister! GOD has blessed you with the knowledge and the hands to heal this precious gift from HIM. Keep fighting the fight even when Miss Kayleigh gets to go home with her family so you can heal another angel who has come into your life. Thank you for giving Kayleigh a fighting chance.

God Bless
Shannah and Family

Elkins 5 said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
This comes to you from the Elkins Family in San Diego, CA. We want to thank you for all your knowledge and faith in yourselves to be able to fight right along side Kayleigh and her family. You all proved that just because a text book says something shouldn't be possible it doesn't mean it isn't. ANYTHING is possible! We are amazed at all the work each and everyone one of you have done....it takes a team. Keep up the faith and dedication and you will continue to save many more precious lives.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

God Bless~
Susan, Steve, Shane, Gavin and Carly Elkins

Christy said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretaker,
Thank you so much for taking such awesome care of Kaykeigh! Thank you also for using your gifts from God to heal and cure, that is truly a blessing. You could have done anything, but you chose to be a doctor and in doing so you have saved lives, changed lives and given so many people hope. Your healing touch has a ripple effect in this world, like a pebble in a lake, it has a huge impact!
We all love Kayleigh and her family and we all lvoe and thank you!!!
Christy Buckley
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Pennie said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers:

Thank you for allowing God to use you to play a part in Kayleigh's care. You have the respect and appreciation of all of us who have followed her story.

May God continue to use you for His glory as you continue in His service to save lives.

Pennie, Michella and Marissa
Concord NC

Anonymous said...

For EVERYONE who HAS touched Kayleigh.. Thank you for everything you have done you have blessed Kayleighs parents with such a sweet little innocent girl who has been through so much she would not be her today if it hadn't been for your great talent, knowledge, desire and passion and kind hands. fFr all the WONDERFUL caretakers, Doctors, Nurses you have touched so many hearts and gave so many desires to believe and trust. Thanks for all you hard wor and desire to keep Kayleigh thriving she is doing better than expected because of YOU!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OOps the last comment was from SUNNY ARIZONA

campbell9023 said...

Dear Kayleighs Caretakers,

My name is Jennifer, and I am from Carlsbad, NM. Let me ask you a fast question. When you were in school getting the training you received, did you ever think that you would be able to heal such a tiny perfect angel and work such miracles? I thank each and every one of you each and every day for the compassion and the dedication that you possess and exert towards this little girl. It is because of your hands and knowledge that God has given you and has helped guide in critical times that she is where she is today. I cannot thank you enough for doing everything you do for her. She is so special to thousands of people.

Thank you,

Jennifer

Adam and Aimee,

I got a bit worried when I read last nights post at 4am. But I try and rest assured that the docs are not worried. It is awesome that they removed her tube and her wires, it just means that she is closer to being recovered. I can't wait for them to extubate her. It scares me yet excites me that she is doing so well. Kayleigh is so amazing. Not to mention that you guys are just awesome parents and I am amazed at how strong you guys are for each other.

Betsy said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I want to thank you for fighting so hard for Kayleigh, Aimee, Adam, Allison and Brandon and every one of us that care so much for Kayleigh. Although I have never met any of you or Kayleigh and her family, you have touched my heart and will never be forgotten. I look forward to following Kayleigh's story and watching what miracles you all are and have been a apart of.

Thank you,
Betsy
White Bear Lake, MN

So glad to hear kayleigh is doing well! That's awesome that her chest tube and pace maker wires are out, 2 less things to hold her down! :)

Holly said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker's,
My name is Holly and I am from North Canton, OH and I just wanted to thank you so much for taking such great care of Kayleigh! Everyday when I log into her blog, and see what new and exciting (sometimes scary) thing(s) are happening to her each and everyday, I thank God that she is still with Adam and Aimee, Brandon and Allyson. The reason for that is YOU! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! You truly are working miracles EVERY DAY!! THANK YOU!!

Holly from North Canton, OH

campbell9023 said...

This is especially for the OB that held Aimee in the hospital that night.

There were many people who gave up hope on getting Kayleigh to a viable weight, and for some reason you didn't. By the Grace of God, you administered everything at the exact time it needed to be done and you had faith that Kayleigh would be ok. Thank you so much for doing that. Thank you for keeping Aimee that night and monitoring her so closely. We (all of Kayleighs followers) are thankful for you bringing this tiny angel into our lives.

Jennifer

ERICA said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Kayleigh has become the world's little baby girl. She is amazing, strong, miracle from God! Kayleigh has touched many lives and will be in our hearts forever!
Kayleigh's hard work and dedication could not have been possible without the hard work and knowledge from her nurses and doctors! Thank You all so much for the work you do! God Bless You All in the many lives you save!!

Erica
Mommy of 2 boys
1 who was a 31 weeker
New Mexico

P.S. Thank You All Adam, Aimee, Allyson, & Brandon for allowing us to be a part of Sweet Kayleigh's life! God Bless You!!

Melissa said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

THANK YOU for taking such good care of Kayleigh Freeman. She is truly an inspiration and a hero to us all! She has already fought to overcome so much, and may in the future, but we all know now that if she can do it--we sure can't quit on ourselves for anything! You have all made that possible with your talents and abilities and wisdom being used at just the right time when Kayleigh needed YOU. God is in control, but He works through us all! THANK YOU for performing a MIRACLE on His behalf!

Melissa Horton
Birmingham, Alabama
Mom of TJ (22 months) and Sadie (6 months)

Jennifer S. said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker's,
My name is Jennifer From Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I want to THANK ALL of you from the bottom of my heart. I have not met the Freeman's, but since following Kayleigh's Story (about 1 month after she was born) she has touched many lives including mine. I will Continue to pray for Kayleigh, and everyone around her.
Thanks again for all you do.

To Aimee & Adam: You are wonderful,and I can try to imagine how hard it is and has been but keep up your strength and know with all your support your little girl will be home very soon.
God Bless
Jennifer S. From Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Rhonda said...

Dear Kaleigh's Caretakers,

My name is Rhonda Smith and I am from Odenville, Alabama (about 30 min. outside of Birmingham). As a current "NICU mom" I want to say thank you for the extraordinary lengths you have gone to help make Kayleigh healthy! She is such a fighter!! She has been in very good hands. I have prayed for God to guide your hands as you have worked on her and cared for her. I have never met the Freeman family and I probably never will get the chance, but I want you to know that this family's struggle has made such an impact,not only on me, but on several teachers where I work. They are even asking me if I've seen updates on her surgeries! Again, thank you for taking such good care of this sweet little gift from God and her sweet family!
Love,
Rhonda Smith (Luke's Mommy)

Hanna's Mommy said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

The Renfrow family from Reno, Nevada wants to extend our sincere gratitude for the many, many hours spent helping this precious little girl. Your job does not go unnoticed! It is true that medicine and miracles can go together!

May God bless each and every one of you!

With Gratitude,
Danny, Sadina, and Hanna Renfrow
Reno, Nevada

Jennifer from California said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
My name is Jennifer from California and I am a former NICU mom. Kayleigh is doing such an amazing job at getting better and the care you all have provided to her is a huge part of that. I visit stories of preemies online as part of the healing process for myself. This is how I came across Kayleigh's story. Seeing the dedication of her family and the caretakers has touched me and I will forever remember this family. It is such an inspiring story and you were all a part of it!!! Thank you for loving all the babies you care for each day. The families of these babies cannot repay you enough.
Love,
Jennifer Jusinski (mom of 3 including my 4 month old preemie Jonah)

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretakers,

Thank you so much for taking such great care of Kayleigh and her family. I have never met this family nor will I ever but I have been rooting and praying for them since I saw their photo posted on parents.com. Her accomplishments would not have been possible if it were not for God's help and yours. That's huge... Thank you for using your time and talents to help those who need you.

Michele
Vero Beach, FL

Anonymous said...

To Kayleigh's Caretakers

My name is Karen Smith and I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Thank you for everything you have done for Kayleigh. I beleive that Kayleigh is a miracle although she may not be here if it wasn't for each and every one of you. It takes a very special person to be able to see some of the very difficult and sad things that you do but it is the stories like Kayleigh's that prove just how amazing you are. I hope you realize that you have touched so many lives and we could naver thank you enough for all that you do !

Karen Smith
Calgary, AB

Laura said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

My name is Laura from Galveston, Texas. Even though I have never met the Freeman's, I have been following Kayleigh's story since about a month before she was born when Aimee's doctor's told her that Kayleigh wouldn't survive. I've been so blessed by Kayleigh's story and so impressed by everything you all have done for her. Your dedication to helping Kayleigh pull through the tough times has touched more lives than you can ever know. You are all angels. God Bless!

Laura from Galveston, TX

Crystal in New Haven CT said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank you so much for keeping this little gift from god with us! She has alot of work that she has to do here in our world and without your help she would not be here to do it! Your work with this little girl and her family has been so amazing and a true miracle! Each time we all are kneeling at the edge of our beds praying for god to give you the tools you need to save this little angel he does! You are the most talented and special people and each and everyone of you have helped the freemans touch the world with their story! Take you from the Bottom Of our HEARTS!!!!

Love always,

Crystal In CT seconds away from YALE New Haven Hospital and her family...Darren, Gabriella, and John

SarahShano504 said...

Hi, I'm Sarah from New Orleans, La.
i've been following Kayleigh for a long time now.
my good friend Rach,(Carly's Mommy) intorduced me, and i'm forever greatful.
Thank you Dr's SO much for taking such good care of this lil angel.

Aimee, you have inspired me in SO many ways, though we've NEVER met.
Thank you.

I'm new to this blogging thing. but i'm excited to finally join and finally tell yall how gorgeous your entire family truely is.

Maria From Chino,Ca said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

I am from Chino,Ca and I recently just started to follow lil Kayleigh's Story She is truly One of many Gods Greatest Miracles I know personaly of his work Because I myself Have a true miracle also My baby girl that took us 18 years to conceave . Thanks for taking care of Kayleigh and for not giving up on her I speak about her to all my co-workers and I just told My mom yesterday to say a Prayer before bedtime fore her recovery. God Bless You All!

Cherilynn from British Columbia said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

My name is Cherilynn and I am from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

I just wanted to thank you so very much for all that you have done for this sweet little girl. I started reading her blog in July and have been praying for her, her family, and you ever since. Thank you for your knowledge and your incredible support you've given Aimee & Adam, even when the prognosis didn't look good. You are truly a miracle worker ... God has used your knowledge and guided you to be able to help this sweet little girl. I pray that he will continue to inspire, challenge and guide you throughout your career.

With sincerest thanks,

Cherilynn

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caregivers,
Thank you all for being there at times when Kayleigh needed you most. I'm sure that you know how important your job is...medically. But on a more personal level, you will be the faces that Aimee and Adam will remember forever. The nurse that allowed them to hold Kayleigh for the first time, the first time they got to change Kayleigh's diaper, the first time they got to assist with a tube feed, or even the pat on the back or the ear that listened when things weren't going good, you'll always be remembered. The ability to go home at night and rest, knowing that your favorite night nurse has the watch (those nurses are God sent). You are the people that take care of our baby's, God's greatest gifts, when we can't; you'll always be our heros. If in a decade you don't remeber every baby you cared for, parents like Aimee and Adam will always remember you :)

Lorna Harper, Louisa, VA
(mom to 25 week surviving twin, Tyler now three)
(Student nurse...18 more months until I can hopefully be that great NICU nurse!)

Moses5 said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

I want to express the gratitude that I feel when I read this blog everyday. Kayleigh is an amazing fighter, but without you she wouldn't know quite what to fight through. She knows she is fighting FOR her place in the world her family and for herself but What she is fighting for comes from all of you. When you present the problem she sits back and contemplates how she will do this. So Thank You for taking the time to care for her and love her and for helping her parents along the way. You are truly gifted people. From Yucaipa, CA

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers:

We are from Loveland, Colorado and our family has been following Kayleigh's story for months- even though we have never met her or her family! Her story is our story, too. We have beautiful, healthy 10 year old twin girls who were also preemies who spent their first weeks in the NICU. We understand all too well the hard work you all do and thank you so much for making what is a difficult time a little easier for special babies like Kayleigh and their families.

Thank you for working, praying and believing that every life counts and for fighting for just that. Kayleigh and our children are so very lucky to have you all.

Monica

The Plis family said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
I am Heather from South Carolina and I have only been following Kayleigh's progress for a couple weeks, but I have been completely amazed. You all have done a fantastic job caring for Kayleigh and making sure that she does the best job possible recovering!
She has touched my life and your care for her has also touched me.
Thank you for all you have done! Keep up the great work! We can't wait to see the day when Kayleigh goes home!!! In the meantime, we'll keep praying for you, Kayleigh and her family...and lots of blessings for you all!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Here I am a stranger but yet I feel connected to this little miracle named Kayleigh! I have been reading her blog and praying for her for weeks now. Along with my prayers for her I also pray for you because of the amazing work you have done on and for Kayleigh. Thank you for taking care of her. I only hope you realize every day just how important you all are! May God bless you.
With love from southern NH!

GiGi said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
This includes all the wonderful Nurses, Techs, Doctors, Surgeons, Dietitians, anesthesiologist, radiologist and everyone else that has taken such wonderful care of our little Miss kayleigh.
Thank You for relizing God's gift to you and working so hard to bring it to its full potential so you can help all the tiny people in God's family. You are awesome and it is people like you guys that make our world a wonderful place.
Thanks for all that you have done and all that you are going to do. God Bless each and everyone of you!
With Love The Taylor's from Indianapolis IN

Wendy said...

I am Wendy from Long Grove, IL and our Megan just spent 11 days in NICU and what struck me is the love and compassion Megan's nurses gave her during her stay.

For Kayleigh I give Megan a kiss everyday in hopes that Kayleigh will be able to kiss her caretakers one day as a big thank you.

I feel very thankful that their are people out there with the expertise and compassion to care for our little ones entering this world far too early.

Erika said...

Dear Kayleighs Caretakers~

My name is Erika...Iam in Massachusetts. I just wanted to thank all of you for everything you have done for "Our" sweet little girl and her family. I have been following her story for months now and am just so impressed with how well she is doing. She is a miracle, a fighter and a true inspiration. I have said personal prayers for each of you in these past few months. Look at how this sweet little princess has brought a country together on one blog. So Thank You ~ Thank You ~ Thank You for ALL you do for Kayleigh and all the other children that you care for each day. You are Heros to all of us :0)

Amy said...

To all of the wonderful people who have cared for Kayleigh. I want to thank you for all that you do and your dedication to the babies and their families. It is only because of YOU that Kayleigh is alive and doing well today. I do not know the Freeman's but I have followed their story and prayed for them since the birth of Kayleigh. I am a pediatric/NICU nurse and know what it takes to care for these special babies and their families. THANK YOU so much for doing what you do!!!!

Amy S from Princeton, KS

Anonymous said...

Dear Kaleigh's Caretakers:

Wow! What a job you all have!! I am sure that there is tremendous heart break everyday but then you have a story like Kaleigh's and it is so uplifting and touching. Thank God that she has all of you in her life and that you are so trained in what you do. You truely do God's work each and everyday!!

God bless you!!
Jenny and Family
St. Louis, MO

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Although I've never met Kayleigh or her family in person, I, like so many others have been deeply touched and inspired by the story of their Miracle Girl. Thanks to God and all of you, who give Kayleigh your best effort everyday, Kayleigh is now given a chance at life to spend happily ever after with her loving family at home. Each of you caretakers truly HAS MADE a DIFFERENCE. Thank you to all of you!

Terresha D in Kansas City

Tyler Xaviar said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

My name is Sonya and I am writing from western MA. I have followed Kayleighs story from the begining and I want to take a moment to thank you for all of the wonderful things you have done for this precious little angel.

Your care for Kayleigh goes beyond your education and experience. I know that you see many children every day but it is obvious that each child is an individual to you and you care for each and every one of them deep in your heart.

Thank you for everything you have done for this little girl, you have helped to give her a chance at life and a chance to change the lives of many others. Some have found faith again, some have found strength and courage, and some have found even more love for their own children as impossible as that may sound. I know many mothers who hug their children a little tighter because of stories like Kayleigh, and because of you and her own strength, Kayleigh has a story.

Thank you.

Sonya and my son Tyler from MA.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers
Hi, I am from Dunedin, Florida. I do not know The Freeman's but have followed they story from babycenter. Even though I do not know Kayleigh I feel so much love for her and her family. I just want to thank everyone
for taking such great care of her. God bless each and every one of you.
Thank you and God bless
Julie and Family
Fl

Jennie said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers:
I'm from Jackson, TN. I found out about Kayleigh on babycenter because my baby was born and due the day before Kayleigh was due. Thank you for the part your hands have had on helping Kayleigh. God has truly worked a miracle and has used you in that. Thank you for giving your life to save other's lives. Your sacrifice will not go unrewarded.
Thank you!!!
Jennie Hughes

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker:

I want to thank you for all you have done for Kayleigh. Her story has touched me and so many others out there. It's awesome to see God's work through you.

God Bless,
Melissa

Tracy from Canton, NY said...

Thank you for taking such good care of Kayleigh. You are her guardian angels. Every gentle hand that touched her, every loving caress that gave her comfort, has left a lifelong imprint on her. And someday, when she is able to thank you herself, you will truly realize the miracle you were a part of. I thank God that there are people like you on this earth. You are God's helpers :)

Thank you.

Kelly Sheree said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

My name is Kelly and I'm from Shelbyville Kentucky, and I wanted to say thank you for taking such good care of Miss Kayleigh. I don't know the Freeman's personally but they are as much a part of my life as anyone. MY family and I pray for not only Kayleigh, and her family, but all of you also.

The Lord has done SO MANY wonderful things through each and everyone of you and that is evident in what you have all done with Kayleigh. Thank you, each and everyone for being a HUGE part of Kayleigh's health...she is truly an angel among us.

God Bless you all,
Kelly, Travis, Caleb and Micah

The Woollard Family said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,
My name is Heather and I live in Wetumpka, Alabama. I first heard about the Freeman's and their sweet little girl from my best friend Amanda in Enterprise, Alabama quite a few months ago. Since then I have kept up with her their lives multiple times a day! Not a day goes by where I don't pray and thank God and all of you there in the hospital for protecting Kayleigh and making her who she is today! I had a preemie on January 4, 2008 and my daughters doctors were not near as helpful or outspoken as y'all are for them. We had no idea from one day to the next what was going on with our daughter. Today she is 10 months old and my husband and I pray everyday that soon Aimee and Adam can take their little princess home and just watch her grow and experience new and exciting things on a daily basis. Y'all have been nothing but helpful and amazing throughout Kayleigh's life and for that I am forever thankful that God has sent such amazing people down to watch over some of his most precious miracles. Thank you for all that you have done and are continuing to do for this family.

Many Thanks,
Heather, Joseph, & Bailey Alyse Woollard

The Woollard Family said...

WOW!! What great progress your little girl has had! I'm so happy that they were able to take some tubes out today, that's amazing! Hopefully she will do so much better without them. Everyday is one step closer to bringing her home :0) Keep your chin up, she's a strong little fighter you got there!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's caregivers,

My name is Steve and I'm from Greenville, SC. I have known Adam and Aimee for quite awhile now and I consider them to be immediate family. You have all given Adam and Aimee someone to lean on and trust to do all of God's work that we have been praying for and believing would come in some way. There are truly no words that can even begin to describe how much you mean to the Freeman's and to all of us who have been following this story and praying for little Kayleigh and every one of you that has had a hand in taking care of her. I hope you realize that you simply doing your job has made you all a part of this now massive family! I will be forever greatful to all of you and you will all remain in my prayers! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Steve Purvis
Greenville, SC

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
Thank you for all the wonderful care and support you have given Kayleigh and her family. I check Kayleigh's progress 2 and 3 times a day, and she has become such a huge part of my daily life. Even my children ask about Kayleigh's progress every night when they see me on the computer. She has touched our lives so much. Kayleigh has a tremendous support system! We love her and pray for her many times a day. She is a VERY SPECIAL little girl. Thank you for everything that all of you have done to keep her fighting!

We love all of you!
Karen - Oakboro, NC

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

A great BIG THANKS for all that you have done and will continue to do. I do not know the family, yet I feel like I do through this blog. My heart pours out to them and I am glad that they have such a great medical support system to help them through this time.

I pray for Kayleigh each and every day and I cannot wait for the day that she gets to go home.

Sharon
Toledo, Ohio

Myra said...

For Kayleigh's Miracle Workers:

My name is Myra, and I am from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. As the mom of a micropreemie who is now a wonderful, healthy 3 year old, I can appreciate all that Kayleigh's family has been going through. I can also appreciate so much the many hours of hard work, worry & dedication that all of you put in to make sure that the tiny babies in your care make it. Each of you works miracles every day and I wanted to be sure that you know how very much you are appreciated, even by those you do not touch directly! God bless you.

DANIELLE BOBE-BUCK said...

DEAR KAYLEIGH'S CARETAKERS,
I AM FROM PENSACOLA FLORIDA, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IF IT WASN'T FOR THE WONDERFUL CARE THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN KAYLEIGH THEN THE FREEMANS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHARE THIS STORY. SO MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BECAUSE OF IT. SO YOU HAVE HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON NOT JUST ONE LIFE BUT MANY MORE THAN WE KNOW. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GUIDE YOU TO HEALING MORE SICK CHILDREN. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank you so much for everything you have done for Kayleigh and her family. I have been a NICU mom myslef and know how hard it is to come up with just the right words to express how gratful we really are for everything you do. God has given you all a wonderful gift, and I want you all to know how much you are appreciated.
God Bless!
Millar Family
St. Louis, MO

Natalie from Sydney said...

A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in saving Kayleigh. thank you for all the care and support you all have given little Kayleigh. thank you for the amazing work that you do to save lives. God is truly working his miracles through you. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so in love with this beautiful little girl and I dont even know her or her wonderful family.

Natalie from Sydney.

Alan and Stephanie Collins said...

To All Kayleigh's Caretakers,

We are from Belmont, NC and are wanted to thank you for all you have done for Kayleigh and her family. She is a precious little girl who deserves the best care possible and we want to thank you for giving to her. One day she will look back and realize she is here because you guys where there caring for her.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and love.

Alan and Stephanie Collins

Anonymous said...

To all of Kayleigh's Caretakers:

You are truly amazing and special blessings from God. Your talents bring so much hope to everyone. We thank you for helping so many people, and we are especially thankful for everyone who has cared for Kayleigh and her wonderful parents Aimee and Adam. May God continue to bless each one of you. Never forget how special you are.

Carol Herlong
Irmo, SC

caryn said...

To all Kayleigh's Caretakers
Thank you so much for the incredible job you have done with little Kayleigh. She may be little but she has touched the lives and hearts of so many people around the world and it would not have been possible if not the wonderful caretakers. As we pray for Kayleigh and her family everyday/night we also pray for her doctors, nurses and all of their patients.
God Bless
The O'Connor Family
Hull, MA

sarah said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretakers,
my name is sarah and i am from christchurch, new zealand. i dontknow the freemans but i have been following their story for a while now.
you are all amazing. each and every one of you. thank you for choosing the career path that you did. kayleigh and her family are blessed to have had you to look after them.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

My name is Melissa and I am from Floyd Va. I would just like to take a minute to say THANK YOU for doing such a wonderful job with sweet little Kayleigh.You all are a God send from the heavens above. Trust me when I say this cause I have walked in Adam and Aimees shoes a few years back. Once again THANK YOU!!!!

Melissa
Floyd VA.

Kim Agee said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretakers,

I am Kim, and I live in Dayton, OH. I am the mother of two beautiful little girls.

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking such good care of Kayleigh, and especially for believing in this tiny little miracle. Even though I have never met them, I know Aimee and Adam are two of the kindest, caring people, and I have a feeling Kayleigh will carry that trait. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do and have done for Kayleigh and all of the other special babies you help to save. The world is truly a better place because of you.

Shellie said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

My name is Michelle and I live in Hemet, California. Everyone has already said so much but I want to pass on my deep appreciation as well.

THANK YOU.

momof4beautifulbeauties said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank You so much for the wonderful and caring job you have, are, and will be doing for Kayleigh and all of the other children.

The Scotts
Bella Vista, AR

Jennifer Humphrey said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank you for your long hours, your sacrifices, your patience, your kindness, your expertise and guidance, your compasion, and more...thank you for loving Kayleigh and her family and thank you for being you and being there.

Blessings,
Neal & Jennifer Humphrey
Fort Mill, SC

Aunt Nicole said...

Dear kayleigh's caretakers:

Thank you so much for taking care of the sweetiest babygirl every.I was there first hand for her heart surgery and then being able to see her the next day and hold her hand. I intantly became attached since the biggest fighter i have ever met in the smallest body, i already admire her for being so strong.Im not only her aunt but now have become one of her biggest fans. Im addicted to kayleigh ann.... thank you again.

nicole calhoun
fort mill, sc

The Duncan Clan said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I am Laura from Austin, Texas, and I wanted to say a big Texas "THANK YOU" for taking such amazing care of Miss Kayleigh. You have done so much in addition to giving this precious little girl the chance to live a beautiful life with her amazing family. You have lent your hand and hearts and been a part of a something that is so much bigger. Kayleigh's story - her trials, tribulations, and triumphs - have restored my hope and faith in God's grace. Against all odds, this little girl has persevered thanks in large part to your unbelievable talent, hard work, and most importantly - your heart and dedication. So, from the bottom of my heart, I want to THANK YOU for everything that you do and for all that you continue to do.

Many heartfelt thanks,
Laura

Amanda - Top or Bottom of the World said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caregivers-

You Rock! This story may have had a very different path if it were not for you and your hard work. Thank you for all that you have done for this family and other families everyday.

Amanda in Flint, MI

Christy said...

To All of Kayleighs Staff...

I've been watching Kayleigh since her mom wrote in fear asking for anyone with similar experiences. My heart went out to her and her family as my pregnancy was so similar to Aimee's (much different, but much the same)..

Thank You for sharing your skills and allowing Kayleigh the fighting chance that she has been given.. The chance to be a medical miracle...

-Christy, from Los Angeles.

Keri said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker:

Thank you so much for all you have done, and continue to do, not only for the Freeman family and little Kayleigh but for all the families out there that find their precious little ones left in gods hands in the NICU or other specialty care services. Keep caring and watching over our babies when we are not able to be by their sides...

Keri in Rumney, NH

Cindy said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caregivers,

My name is Cindy and I live in Cartersville Georgia. I wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you that has taken care of Kayleigh these past couple of months. She has gone through several battles and each of you, along with our awesome God, has helped her come out undefeated each time. It takes special and very knowledgeable people to do all that you have done. Keep up the work so that sweet Kayleigh can go home to her wonderful family. May God bless each of you and your family.

You are all amazing,
Cindy

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

I am Lindsey, the mom to a beautiful baby boy named Logan. He was a premie like Kayleigh! Although his stay in the NICU wasn't very long we learned quickly how the nurses and doctors are the best thing next to God. I swear you are there as much for the parents hearts, minds and health as you are for the babies! Thank you very much for watching over Kayliegh, Aimee and Adam. They are truly blessed to have such great and loving people taking care of their little one. I will forever be greatful to the helping hands that my son had as he entered this world and I know the Freeman family will be forever greatful to you!

Lindsey, Nathan and Logan Wolfe
Ann Arbor, MI

Anonymous said...

To Kayleigh's Caretakers -

Thank you so much for all you have done to heal this precious little girl - in doing so, you have touched so many of us. I have faith that God will bless you for your gifts to his tiniest angels.

From Jonesboro, Arkansas

Nikki Conway said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

My name is Nikki, and I'm from Oklahoma. I would just like to take a moment and thank each and everyone that has taken care of Miss Kayleigh. She is a very special little girl and I'm so thankful that you guys have given her a chance at life. Kayleigh has many special people in her life...you included. This little one pounder has taught me so much about faith and hope. She has more fight in her than anyone in this world. Thank you so much for caring for her.
Nikki Conway
Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

You may not realize how special you are to so many people. What you do every day has an impact on so many lives. In Kayleigh's case you have helped to heal not only Kayleigh's heart...but the hearts of her family as well as all of us who have followed along with Adam and Aimee on this amazing journey.
So from Montreal, Quebec, Canada...I'd like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

To Everybody that has help our sweet Kayleigh,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! What you all have done is amazing! Keep up the grat work to the nurse, you all are doing my dream job! If my finances weren't what they were now i would be in school so i could do the wonderful things you are doing. But with 4 kids it is hard to find the time or money to do it, but hopefully in the next year if things work out i will be on my way to be doing it. But like i said Thank You Thank you thank you and keep up the excellent work.
Brandi Ortiz in Ohio

jpobiega said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful, loving and expert care that you give to Kayleigh every day. We all cannot wait for the day that she comes home a healthy and happy, beautiful baby girl, and none of this would be possible without each of you providing her with your tender touch and concern each day. As a friend of her parents, I just wanted you to know how appreciated each of you are, by both Kayleigh's family and their new friends around the world who are praying for her. Thank you so much.

Ebonee said...

Kayleigh's Caretakers:

It has been amazing to see the progression of this little one's life over the past few months. I found out about Kayleigh through the November 2008 BabyCenter Board. I do not personally know the Freeman family, but your support, expertise, and willingness to commit to saving a life speaks volumes about each of you individually! God bless you all!

Ebonee from Kent, Ohio

Karen from Long Island NY said...

God makes miracles happen every single day - but sometimes nobody even notices.... but with Kayleigh, because of her parents willingness to share her story and her life with so many - so that they can have hope if they have a child who is going to be born early - and also just to show the world that miracles really do happen to "regular" people - sometimes God uses someone on Earth to accomplish these miracles and I truly believe that every single Doctor, Nurse, and even Aids and all the respiratory therapists and anyone else who has taken part in the care of Kayleigh have all been helped by the hand of God to bring this baby as far as she has come - including the OB that took the chance to make sure that this pregnancy would get every chance to deliver a baby that would have the best possible chances - every single person deserves a big THANK YOU for being part of the miracle we are witnessing every time we read about Kayleigh - I firmly believe all things happen for a reason, and all these wonderful medical professionals who have helped with the care of Kayleigh and her family in this journey have all been at this place, at this time, to help with this miracle... and it makes you realize that miracles like this do happen, every day, all over the world, gives you a little more faith in God and in everything that happens because of Him... There isn't another profession more deserving of recognition than the men and women who dedicate their lives to these tiniest of patients - giving them a chance at life - and Kayleigh has taken that "chance" that she was giving and has fought her way through everything so far, and will continue to fight - she is also here for a reason... and I for one and thankful to her parents for being kind enough to share her life with us.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
I have never met the Freemans, but I have prayed with them, cried with them, held my breath with them and rejoiced with them since I read Aimee's first post on Babycenter. I am so thankful to them for sharing their story and thankful to YOU for all that you have done to care for sweet Kayleigh. I have prayed for you often- Gad has certainly worked a miracle through you! I am in awe.
Jenni
Louisville, KY

Jennifer said...

Dear Kayleigh's heros:
You have worked many miracles on this sweet baby. You are no ordinary people and she is no ordinary baby. I have never met her or her family but she has given me so much hope.
Thank you & God bless
Jennifer in Tampa...mom to 30 wkr

Los Bianchi Carrillo said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker:

My name is Lorena and I'm from Guatemala (Central America), I'm also mother to a micro preemie and know how very important your work is. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking such good care of Kayleigh! You are God's hands here on earth!!

God Bless You!!

Elizabeth Vosseler said...

Dear Everyone Who Took Such Great Care of Kayleigh! Your hard work and dedication has really paid off. This little girl means so much to so many people that she has not even met, and might not ever meet. Thanks to you, she is a work from God, and shows everyone what a great outlook on life you should have. Please keep up the hard work, and helping out all the gifts from God.
With so much love and respect:
Elizabeth Vosseler, Garden Grove CA

Stephanie said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

I could not give Kayleigh an IV or put a breathing tube in, or open her chest to mend her heart no matter how long I was trained. I have grown to love Kayleigh over the past few months, but I realize it takes more than love to do these things that are so difficult and scary, but necessary to save a life.

I am so glad that you do have what it takes. It can't be easy to take responsibility for another's life. It can't be easy to have parents looking to you for all the answers. It can't be easy when there are no answers, and yet you have to show up for work the next day. For the past several months, through Kayleigh's blog, I have seen your work. I thank you for your part in the miracles that I have witnessed through little Kayleigh. Her story has touched me deeply and I believe it will have a happy ending.

Stephanie Simpson and Family
Moyock, NC

Lindsay said...

Hello to all you wonderful people who have helped little Kayleigh along her incredible journey. My name is Lindsay, we are an Army family currently stationed in Misawa, japan. I was a part of the Babycenter message board, which is where i first heard of Kayleigh's story. I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done. One day, i will become a NICU nurse, and hopefully one day i can touch someone's life as you have. Thank you again, to ALL those on 'kayleigh's team'

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker:

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of this little girl. She has touched so many lives and she wouldn't be alive if not for each and every one of you. So thank you for touching all of our lives in such a special way,

Erin in England

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

All of your hard work, dedication and geniune heart felt caring has brought a miracle to light.

It has been an inspiring journey for many that appreciate your efforts and that will always hold a special place in their hearts for your talents and dedication.

Thank You!

I'm looking forward to the next family reunion!!

Cha-Cha Mary and Family
Ashtabula, Ohio

Karen said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

We just wanted to let you know how special you ALL are and Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Kayleigh. We're not sure you realize how much of an impact you are leaving on so many people every single day--maybe you will now with what the Freeman's are doing with this project.You give hope to many many people that anything is possible! You all are God's angels.

Karen, Dean & Ryan
Chesapeake, VA

Carol Ann said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I am a mother of two girls from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and have been following Kayleigh's journey from the beginning. I want to say thank you. Thank you for the special care you have given and continue to give Kayleigh and her family. Thank you for the care you give to all the little miracles that are sent to you. I often wonder if people such as yourself know the profound impact you have on others on a daily bases. I hope that you do. I hope these few words from Kayleigh's friends around the world reinforce that for you. Thank you for doing your job and doing it so well. May God bless you and yours always.
The Nadeau Family

Andrea in Ohio said...

Oh....I hope that I'm not too late for your project.

Dear Kayleigh's caretaker,

My name is Andrea and I live in Greenville, Ohio. I have been following Kayleigh's story since May when Aimee posted on BBC. I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you that have helped sweet, little Kayleigh along the way. I believe that God is working through you to create miracles and Kayleigh is such a special example. She has touched so many people with her story, most of whom, will never get the chance to meet her. She wouldn't be here today if it weren't for all of you. She, her family and so many others are so blessed that you chose to go into the field of medicine. So, thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing work that you all do.

Much love and God Bless!

Andrea
Greenville, OH

Sarah said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers...
I'm Sarah from Northern NY. I'm a mom to a 33 weeker. I don't know Kayleigh or her parents but I check on them everyday and will never forget them. Without you guys and all you have done, I don't even want to think about the direction this life would have taken. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all you do, not just for Kayleigh but for all the other babies and parents that you devote your careers to day in and day out! You all mean the world to me!

Nicole said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
My name is Nicole, I live in Idian Trail, NC, I have been following her story since mid-summer. All of you have been so awesome to the Freemans, they were always so informed in exactly what was happening to Kayleigh and why.

Thank you all for your wisdom, compassion and love for others to help this family survive such a hardship. Praise God for each and everyone of you.

Nicole and family

pigpen7 said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I'm Michele from Honolulu, Hawaii. I have been following the Freeman's story when Aimee was asking for prayers for Kayleigh on Baby Center. Even though I have never met the Freeman's, I wanted to let you know how special Kayleigh is to us. Thank you so much for all of the care and love you bring to your job everyday. Because of your hard work, you touch so many lives and show so many people what is possible.

Thank you so much for all the work you do!

Jessica Williams said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
I have been watching along with many others the progress that Kayleigh has made. She is an incredible little girl and the help and support that you have given her and her family is a true blessing.
After 33 days in the NICU in Omaha, Nebraska, our experiences are minuscule in comparison. As a 15 month old, he is doing well and I am so inspired by our road of prematurity that I am volunteering locally and creating a website of resources for people like Amiee and Adam.
I hope that the journey for the Freeman's continues to be one of hope, and joy. Thank you again for your continuous care of Kayleigh.
Sincerely, Jessica Williams

Pat said...

Dear Kaleigh's Caretakers,

I also wanted to add my admiration and gratitude, for your knowledge and dedication to such a special group of children. Most importantly your ability to care and communicate with the families creates a trusting relationship with parents and babies that is so important. I am sure Adam and Aimee can attest to this.

With your care, Kayleigh's story has given hope to so many preemie families literally around the world. What a wonderful gift you given.

Thank You, Adam and Aimee for sharing her story. Can't wait for the next chapter, Kayleighs Homecoming!

Pat
Gilbert, Az.

Chelli said...

To Kayleigh's wonderful caretaker,
Like many of you, I've never met the Freeman's but feel a special love connection to the Freeman family. They are so blessed to have so many people in God's family praying for their precious little girl. Kayleigh is a fighter and continues to show everyone how strong of a little girl she really is. Without the skillful hands of so many people touching Kayleigh's life she wouldn't be such a strong little girl. Drs & Nurses ~ your skills were brought to Kayleigh through all of the wonderful people that have been praying for Kayleigh since her birth - YOU are truly amazing!

God Bless each and every one of you!!
Chelli Vosseler
Garden Grove, California

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleighs Caretakers,

Thank you for all you have done for Kayleigh!!! God Bless each and every one of you for taking care of my friend!

Kennadee Elizabeth-Hope
DOB 9-2-08
Huntington, WV

Crystal said...

Dear Kayleighs Caretakers,

Thank you for taking such good care of Kayleigh and her family. I do not know them personally, but I know that God is at work through them and YOU!

Crystal Creekmore
Memphis, TN

Kristen G said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,


Thank you soo much for taking such great care of miss. kayleigh. Everyone has truly worked worked miracles on this precious baby! May god bless each one of you!

kristyo15 said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Even though we may not know the Freeman family personally, we have come to admire them thru their fight for Kayleigh. As Kayleigh's caretakers you have fought the fight and guided the Freeman's down this long road. We all admire the hard work and determination that you have dedicated to Kayleigh and her family. You truly are God-send's. Thank you for all that you have done for the Freeman family and for all of the other family's lives that you touch on a daily basis.

God Bless,
The Owens
Cypress, Texas

zzzzzbaby from bbc said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I just wanted to let you know that your care and efforts for Kayleigh have touched so many lives. It's been amazing to see the miracle that Kayleigh's life is unfold each day and to know what a huge role you have played in it.

It has truly touched my heart to see so many people make so much effort to save one tiny, precious life.

Thank you for inspiring the rest of us to believe and to have hope.

Love,

A devoted fan of Kayleigh from Oregon

Angela Turbeville said...

Our family just wants to say thanks to the doctors all the way from Norway. (We are from the USA but live here for work, my husband is from Charlotte,small world.) I read about this little miracle everyday. As a former NICU mom the NICU staff is so important to the families. I only pray and hope for the best. It has been a long road and looks like she will be out of there in no time! Way to go to all!!! The Turbevilles

lisapooh98 said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and dedication in taking care of little miss Kayleigh. She is still with us today because of YOU! Thank you also for keeping the hope alive in Adam and Aimee through their very difficult journey. I don't think you have any idea how many lives you have touched by caring for the Freeman family. I don't have enough words to express my gratitude.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Lisa Carr
Hebron, KY

Laura in Sarasota, Florida said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Thank you all for your vigilant watch over little Kayleigh. If you haven't heard or read what her parents were originally told about her prognosis, you don't truly know the magnitude of your service and her progress. I have followed the Freeman story since Aimee's first heartbreaking post on BBC and it is nothing short of a hundred miracles to see where she is now. Your gifts have touched far more than this family and appreciated across the country (and probably the world).

Most sincerely,

Laura

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I'm a fellow NICU RN from Massachusetts. I know first hand that you all are special people. God bless.

Michelle

tracy said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I watch everyday to see the progress of this amazing little girl. With her fight and all of her doctors, nurses and caretakers' expertise, we know she will continue to amaze us!

Tracy
Nebraska

JenniferNe said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretaker,

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job taking care of Kayleigh! God has some very special plans for Kayleigh and he needs your assistance to help her with them. Kayleigh has touched the hearts of so many people. Thank you for all of your hard work! Good Job!

Kirste Moline said...

To the amazing staff who helped this amazing girl:

Thank you so much for all that you have done to support Adam and Aimee and to help the strongest, smallest fighter in the family. You used every tool you had to help Kayleigh fight and fight. You supported Adam and Aimee, answered hundreds of questions, and were holding and supporting Kayleigh when no one else could. Your job must be filled with such joy and such heartbreak. Thank you for showing up every day in the service of God's smallest angels.

Kirste Moline
Canton, MI

Katie Anderson said...

I'm Katie Anderson from Lakeville Minnesota and I have never met the Freeman's however I went through Amy's pregnancy with her as I was having mine as well laying on hospital bedrest myself trying to keep Sidney Taylor Anderson inside of me. We blogged and posted om baby center and I have been praying for Kayleigh since the day I knew of her and her problems. My little guy made it to 32 weeks, however Kayleigh was not as lucky. I just want to thank all of the doctors, surgeons, nurses and caretakers for how muvh you have loved little Kayleigh, it is because of that love that you have taken maticulous care of her and her parents. As we all know, not only the babies need care, however so do the parents and family, and you guys have done a wonderful job and have been so positive every step of the way. God has truly blessed the Freeman family with your help, love and care and I know that they thank God daily for all of you, just as I do.

Lovingly,
Katie Anderson

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

Kayleigh is a special gift from God and so are all of you. I start my day at work with my Kayleigh fix...I need to read about her progress and say my little prayer. She has touched me to the very depths of my heart and I feel so much love for this family. Thank you for your gentle hands that have been taking such tremendous care of beautiful Kayleigh!

God Bless,

Alyson
Sun Prairie, WI

Kelly said...

Dear Kayleigh's caretakers,

I am Kelly from Wausau, Wisconsin. Thank you so much for taking such great care of Kayleigh. You all have such important jobs in taking care of the littlest souls on earth. Take great pride in what you do always and never forget how important you are to many families.

slfreeman07 said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

I am truly amazed by how people can touch the lives of complete strangers so immensely. Please know, that all of you are tremendously appreciated much more than you will ever realize. Your daily actions seem heroic beyond measure. Thank you and God bless you!

Shinita Freeman
Newark, Delaware

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers

As the parent of a Preemie myself, I can tell you that you are angels on earth. You take such good care of Kayleigh and all the little ones that come your way. There is no greater work that I can think of. Thank you so very much for all you do every day. I have no words to truly express my gratitude.

Valdosta, Georgia

Christine Medordi said...

I am Christine from NYC and I along with my husband, Paul, and our two children, Nicholas and Olivia want to thank you all for everything you have done to take such good care of Kayleigh, her family and every little baby and worried family that comes your way. You are a true inspiration. May you always have angels watching over you as you take care of these precious babies. I wish you all of God's blessings.

Sincerely,

The Medordi family from NYC

Denise in CA said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caregivers,

Thank you so much for all of the care you have given Kayleigh. I started following Kayleigh's story a little after her birth. The first thing I do in the morning is check her progress. It is because of all of you that I was able to smile after reading her daily updates. Yes there were some scary moments but again because of you the tears turned in to smiles. So to ALL of you - Thank you!!! Kayleigh will always have a special place in my heart and I can't wait to see some pictures of her as she grows into a beautiful young lady.

God Bless You All!!

Denise in CA (The Taylor Family - Denise, Jeff and Aimee)

Karen said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,
My name is Karen and I have been following this miracle story from Austin, TX. You have helped make this miracle story. Your hard work, kindness and love for Kayleigh and her family has been so above and beyond the call. Know that many people that you will never know are grateful you were there for this beautiful baby girl. You have made an amazing impact on so many lives -- your care has saved this little girl over and over and because of that, people all over the world have a renewed sense of faith and hope that the world, and the people in it, truly are good. You have given an amazing gift to so many. Thank you.

Karen Roddy

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers:
I am following Kayleigh's story from Sioux Falls, SD. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and wisdom. Kayleigh will be able to look back on all of this when she gets older. She will be so appreciative of the people who took care of her in the hospital and gave her a chance at life. What a wonderful gift.
Amanda, Jason and Geneva

Anonymous said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

You have done an amazing job taking care of that precious Kayleigh. Thank goodness for people like you in our health care system.

Ashleigh in Rogers Arkansas

Hilary C. G. said...

Dear Kayleigh's Caretakers,

While I have never actually laid my eyes on this precious girl nor spoken to her family directly or entered the hospital in which she has been staying for the past few months, just knowing that there are people out there like you brings me to tears. Knowing that, were it me, you would treat my child with respect and love and genuine care while also staying composed enough to do your duties and ensure that she was as comfortable as possible - that her parents were as comfortable as possible.

I've been praying that this marvelous, miraculous, angelic child has touched your lives in a way that will last from this world to the next. Whether you believe in God or not, for the past few months, you have stepped in and out of His presence with this family and their gorgeous baby girl.

Again, thank you so much for all you do and may you be blessed beyond REASON. : )

--Hilary G from Ossipee, NH