2/18/09 - WXII Channel 12 News

Here is the link to the News Website who covered our Story. CLICK HERE

If you saw it live from the Winston Salem/Greensboro viewing areas and are joining us for the very first time, welcome to our journey, make yourself at home and begin to fall in love with our sweet Kayleigh.

God Bless,

79 comments:

Shazza911 said...

Great story. Thank you so much for allowing others to follow your journey. I know it hasn't been easy. It takes a special parent to have a preemie, and Kayleigh is lucky to have you both. I'm still hoping you get her home soon and that the trach was part of allowing that to happen!!

kristyo15 said...

Y'all did awesome! Loved seeing Kayleigh...so precious.

Kate said...

Goosebumps....
I'm so glad you were able to share your story:)

fldsjf said...

Wow! They did a wonderful job of covering Kayleigh's story! She is such a motivation to so many people. I know I have a stronger appreciation for the many gifts God has given me, especially my children. Hopefully this is only the first of many tv stories to come! Hang in there Kayleigh! We love you!

Karen said...

Loved the video - you all look great - Kayleigh looks fantastic - so glad that you got some media coverage - hope this is the start of more coverage - I am going to email that video clip from the news channel to Ellen, Oprah, Montel and anyone else I can think of!!!

Still praying.....

The Woollard Family said...

Hey Adam,
I posted this in Kayleigh's group on the facebook page as well, but the video isn't playing on the website. Maybe it's something I'm doing wrong...

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

I just watched the video and I brought tears to my eyes! You two are wonderful parents! God Bless you and little Kayleigh!

The Woollard Family said...

Yep, I guess it's just me on my computer and I can't view it :0( I'll keep trying!

Babs said...

It looks like the news station caught all of your good sides, but besides that, you are a precious family and very blessed. This is what gives this ole' world a reality check into what is most important.

Konnie said...

The video was Awesome! We are so happy that you are able to get out there and tell Kayleigh's story, We are praying that the Lord will open more doors for you to tell this wonderful story of what God has and is doing in Kayleigh and Your Family lives.
God Bless You.

Andy and Sarah said...

She looks so good. The news video was great. You have touched our lives. I am so greatful that you have shared your story with me. We will continue to pray for you and sweet baby Kayleigh.

mommaof4wife2r said...

god is so using you guys!!!!! awesome! gods grace and love abounds here...and seeing k suckle made me tear up in joy!!

Katrina (btmGirl) said...

What a wonderful video for your family! I only wish it would have been longer. It was amazing to see all of you! Ever since the first post that read "Prayers Needed: Baby isn't expected to Live" we have all known that God had a very special plan for our little one. Continue to trust in the Lord for all of your needs and you will be blessed abundantly! Love always!

harmonysong said...

That was great! So glad you were able to talk about the Lord a bit! This little girl has touched so many lives and will continue. Keep keeping on, mom and dad! He is faithful!
~Liz

The Bannister Family said...

I am a local and have been following your story for awhile now and I tink this is a great way to share your faith with the world! I will keep your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done! I am glad you got the media coverage so others can enjoy and love Kayleigh as much as we all do. Thanks for sharing her with us. I hope today is a peaceful day. My friend is having a C-Section right NOW, so please pray! She is carrying 3 babies, and she is at 31, almost 32 weeks.
Thanks... and God Bless!

NovelTeaMommy said...

I get tears in my eyes while reading every post on your blog! Thank you for sharing your bravery and your sweet girl with the world.

The Carpenters said...

Adam and Aimee...
I waited all day to see this!!! My kids will be so excited tomorrow to see this after class is over.
Coop said, "That's baby Kayleigh?"
They did a great job covering your story. She's so precious.
Hopefully this will lead others to Kayleigh, and God. :)

Emily said...

I live in greensboro! I am holding out and waiting to watch it at 5:45 when it airs! Can't wait to see it!

Lindsey Barham said...

Freeman's
Wow!!! You did an awesome job. As I am sittng here with tears in my eyes, I tell myself to be happy at how far she has come and how she is on the mend to being at home with you soon. I am so happy your story is out there for the world to see and I pray she touches everyones life the way she has touched mine and my family. I can never tell you thank you enough for sharing her with us. I will be praying for your job and I am glad to hear that Miss Kayleigh is doing so well. What will the next step be for her? Keep the updates coming!!!

Carp said...

Adam,
I think they should change the "Arthur Ashe Courage Award" at the ESPY's to the "Kayleigh Freeman Courage Award". She has overcome more than Arthur Ashe or anyone in history has. She truly is a warrior. I know that God is proud of you and Aimee. Kayleigh and you guys have been a blessing to everyone who follows. She is simply AWESOME!!!
Brian

Angela said...

Such an amazing story! I live near you all and have been following your story as I am part of the August 2008 babies on Babycenter. She has been able to get this far because of such caring, devoted parents such as yourselves. Kayleigh has made me appreciate all of the little things in life!

fmattso said...

It made me cry to put real life faces with you all. I am praying hard for you to get that job Adam. My husband works for Focus on the Family and it has changed our lives! I pray for you all every day! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Anonymous said...

Awesome video! I am so thankful to be able to witness the miracle of Kayleigh.

Chelsey & Kai

Melody said...

I fell in love with sweet Kayleigh all over again. :) She is just so precious!! And you guys are such awesome parents! It breaks my heart to hear that things are so tough for you guys- I definitely know how that is, but I KNOW you guys will get through this!! ((hugs)) I am praying for Kayleigh everyday and I can't wait til the day she is home in your arms!

Chrystal M. Smith said...

You guys are so strong. You did such a good job, and if it didn't all seem real to me before, it does after seeing that. God Bless you.

The Snyder's said...

What a TEST yall have been through to have such an Amazing Testimony.....

May God Bless YOU all As the days come and go.. I thank God For your successful story!!!

Tashia Cobbler said...

Just seen the story on WXII 12 and "WOW!" What a story. You have a beautiful baby girl. She looks strong and she will get to go home. Just keep praying, we will be praying for you here in Spencer Virginia. All the love in the world!
The Cobblers

Melissa & Cameron said...

I saw the story on the news tonight. I work as a RN in the NICU at Forsyth Hospital in Winston Salem. Thank you for sharing your story. You guys are doing an awesome job. Hang in there. Like they say God will not give you more than you can handle. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Kayleigh is beautiful!!

Sarah, Adam and Mercedes said...

Oh you guys! this is wonderful! I cried all over again :-) I also heard another success story the other day in the salon that I work at. . . a lady had a 28 weeker who's now a happy healthy teenager! I'm so glad your story is getting out there for other people to see just how amazing God is!!!! God bless XXX

Anonymous said...

You and your little girl truly amaze me. Your strength strenghthens me. My little girl was born 6 weeks early in December and your blog helped us to realize that if ya'll can get thru is so can we. I have been meaning to write long beofore now, I apologize that I haven't. Ya'll are in our daily prayers as well many others here in East Texas. God is good!!!

Colleen said...

You're journey is a testament that god works in wondrous ways. It is not the material things that get you through the day but the love of your family. Thank you so much for sharing Kayleigh with us. I pray for her and pray that you get to take her home soon.

aimee gillespie said...

What a beautiful video. We're continuing to pray for your family in Michigan.

Aimee Gillespie

Anonymous said...

"From the brink of financial ruin..." Wow, what a tear jerker. Consider me impressed. Hopefully now the money will start coming in, eh?

Shana said...

Goosebumps. Tears. Awesome.
It was so nice to see the two of you "live" - you are an inspiration to me! I am especially amazed at Aimee's strength, the NICU was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life as a mother.
God Bless
Shana, Chris and Lily

Amber (Las Vegas) said...

Good job Guys!! You all look so cute!! Hope you are having a terrific day. You are always on my mind.
Much Love,
Amber (Las Vegas)

MoodyMama (a.k.a. Heidi) said...

Yea! Her TV debut! She's such a sweetie!

Aidan's mommy said...

Aimee and Adam,
The news clip was so awesome and inspiring!! Keep strong and keep up the good work - she's fighting hard to be able to come home with you!!
Hugs,
Kerrie and Aidan

Heather and Travis said...

You and Aimee have such incredible strength and faith. I am amazed each and everyday that I read your blog.

I found your blog this past summer when my daughter was born prematurely (26 weeks). I check in on you guys everyday. I am always so excited to see how Kayleigh is doing and to see the progress she is making. Each night I pray for the Kayleigh's continued healing. I also pray that God would continue to give you and Aimee strength and courage.

Your names and your blog have become a household name in my family. I know we have never met, but my family and friends talk about you all as if we are the best of friends.

I can't even begin to imagine how hard things must be for you guys and how long 7 months is in a hospital. We spent almost four months there and that felt incredibly long. Again, your strength is amazing!

The video was awesome and gave me goosebumps. Those sounds and sights brought back a flood of memories.

Please know that you are all in my constant thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Collins said...

Teresa Collins W.S. NC

I seen Kayleigh's story on WxII 12 news. I was thinking how awesome our God is thru Kayleigh we can see that. He is wanting ya'll to send out a message continue to that you never know who's life has been toughed. He is in control of the whole situation and he will turn it around. I will keep ya'll in my prayers.

Allred Family said...

Yall did awesome!!! God Bless your family! I cried watching the video! Kayleigh is in my prayers!!

Lindsey said...

I have been following Kayleigh and I feel like I know y'all. The news cast made me feel even closer and made me feel like that was my family on that screen. She is a TRUE gift from GOD!!!
She has strengthened my faith to say the least.
God Bless Kayleigh and family,
Lindsey from South Texas

Wendy said...

I loved it. You did a great job and Kayleigh was precious, as always!! Wendy

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see that you are getting your story out there. If you were in Phoenix I would totally want to do a piece on you for the ABC website. I work in production but am doing stories for their website. But I digress...I hope that you are able to get more places to pick up your story I think it is great. I am praying for your little girl. Good luck finding more stations and people to get your story out I hope they help you.

Elkins 5 said...

Beatuful video! The camera loves Kayleigh! Praying for you all everyday.
Susan

Mandy said...

Great story! Good to "see" you all! Praying!

Anonymous said...

Adam & Aimee,
GREAT JOB!!!!! Your story on WXII was fabulous!! I must have telephoned everyone that I know today to let them know that the sweet family I'm been following was going to be on the news at 5:00! Thank you so much for sharing your family with everyone! And GOOD LUCK in OK City!

Blessing,
Heather
Lexington, NC

Leslie Jackson said...

That was awesome!

I used to live in Greensboro and that was the news I watched. They always do such a great job on the stories that touch the hearts of their viewers. I'm so glad they told your story!

Keep up the good work!

You guys are doing so great! (It won't be long before you are looking back on this and admiring yourselves for your strength, courage, and heart that you put into this journey!)

Love you guys!

Leslie J.

MissJeovette said...

The interview is amazing. I am sooo glad you guys are very positive and have great faith in God. My mother works for a Catholic Radio station in Brooklyn, NY and they pray for Kayleigh each and every day. Wish you the best of luck on your interview Adam.


xoxo,

The Abreu Fam

Anonymous said...

I have been following you guys for 6 months now and it was so wonderful to actually get to see Kayleigh on video like that! You did a wonderful job. I believe that God will bless you for your faithfulness. I believe that there are very good things in the near future for your family. Thank you for sharing Kayleigh with the world, she is truly an inspiration!

thetyler5 said...

Awesome! You guys did a great job and it was so sweet to see Kayleigh "live" on tv, she looks really good! :)

Stephanie said...

As always she's adorable and perfect! Thank you for allowing me to follow your journey and to love your little girl!!!

Kristen and Andy said...

Y'all did such an great job on the interview - it brought tears to my eyes to see her doing so well and hear again all that your family has gone through and is continuing to go through! It definitely makes me aprreciate how fortunate and blessed we are. Keep fighting Kayleigh - we're all right there behind you!

jlwgator said...

Wow! Hope you guys can get some help/relief soon. Kayleigh looked so cute getting all wiggly there on her little bed. Good job Kayleigh!

Holly said...

How amazing!! You guys are truly inspiring. I read your blog everyday and my fiance also asks all the time "How is the baby doing today" like she is a member of our family. I am glad you guys finally got news coverage. So sorry to hear how financially you are struggling but as I read someone else also said God never gives you more than you can handle! I know you guys will make it through and Kayleigh will be coming home to you guys. I will keep you in my prayers and I will continue to tell people I meet and talk to about the amazing little girl I learned about. We're praying for you in Cleveland, Ohio!!! You guys are like family to me even though we haven't ever met!! God Bless you all!!!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Oh i love it...... they did a great job. She is a tuff-cookie. I can't wait till the day she gets to go to her HOME out of that hospital.... I look forward to watching a living miracle grow and show doctors and science that GOD is the ULTIMATE PHYSICIAN!!!!

God Bless.

Anonymous said...

She is amazing and so are both of you!! Keep strong!

Amy said...

What an awesome story! They did a great job. You guys look great and Kayleigh continues to look amazing. She is a TRUE gift from God! Hang in there, she WILL come home.

In Christ's Love,

Amy S in KS

Angela said...

Wow! That was awesome! You all look great....that was so cute the way Kayleigh looked up at her Daddy during the video. Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Awwww. . . she is beautiful! It was so good to see her on t.v. What a little miracle she is. Thanks for sharing the link with us.

Artfulife said...

So beautiful! You will be in my prayers.

romanmegga said...

What a great video. I am so thankful for your story. Kayleigh is so precious-every time I see her beautiful face I have tears in my eyes. She is so perfect and such an amazing little fighter. I pray that her little hands will continue to touch the world for Gods glory!!!

Sandy said...

I have been following Kayleigh's story for a little while... somehow it didn't 'click' that she is actually seven months old. I guess her size threw me off. I am so glad she is still with us. The pics with her daddy are so precious. My heart breaks when I hear of people having to chose between health care and a house. Her fight has been going on for so long and you have obviously needed to be there as parents. Just to let you know, I will continue to pray not only for Kayleigh's health and your family but for the financial end of things as well.

M&J Jump said...

thanks for sharing that with us we are still praying and hoping everything that is going on good and bad will work out.

Kate's Mommy said...

loved the video...so nice to see her "in person"...moving, squirming; she's just so beautiful as is your family! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Kayleigh looks great and is such a sweet doll baby! Hope that the final interview goes as well as the first 3! Checking K's blog is the first thing I do in the morning and last thing I do before going to sleep. My 6yr old and I continue to keep you in our prayers. You continue to be an inspiration and help humble me. He wouldn't bring us to it, if we couldn't get through it

Anonymous said...

Adam & Aimee:
I started reading your blog about a week or so ago, and I started from the very beginning (I still havent read all posts). Kayleigh is truly an inspiration and the greatest miracle. I know what you guys are going through since I myself had a preemie who was at the NICU for 2 months. I know how frustrating it is when the visits are over and when they are sick, I can relate. Your story has really touched my heart. I am happy that her story is getting out there, simply the fact that there may be parents facing something similar will give them hope. I wish you all the best luck and that she gets to go home soon. Believe me that when that day happens you will probably cry, I did. They were tears of joy. Give Kayleigh a big hug for me, she is adorable!

Erika from Texas

PS - I would love to share my story, maybe when I get some free time I will email you guys, since you guys encourage others to share stories I am guessing I should do it.

Faye said...

HI,JUST WANTED YOU TO NOW THAT CANTON GA.IS HOLDING YOU UP IN PRAYERS.YOU GUYS ARE SO AMAZING!I FOLLOW YOUR BLOG EVERYDAY.YOU ARE TRUELY AN INSPERATION TO ALL THAT HEARS ABOUT YOU!MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

Val said...

What an awesome video and great portrayal of Kayleigh's story. She continues to look amazing. I pray for you daily. Take care.

Jessica Gautreau said...

That was an AMAZING video.

Dalila from NJ said...

Awesome video!

Dina said...

You guys did a GREAT job! It was sooo great to see Kayleigh, and she looked great! My heart goes out to you, and I hope everything falls into place for you and your family. I hope you got the help you needed to stop paying that $1000 for insurance! There is help out there for that, and I hope you found it, and can save your home!

I also wanted to share with you an email I sent to my friend yesterday, telling her how emotional I am since I became a mom:

I cried all the way home yesterday because I follow these stories of two very sick little babies and I go home and kiss & hug my girls extra tight because I am thankful they are healthy. I couldn't imagine going through what these two moms go through. I just couldn't even begin to imagine what it's like. :o( I kind of look at me reading these stories and something more than torturing myself because all I do is cry! It makes me thank god everyday...it makes me love my babies more everyday....it makes me give them extra kisses on top of the million kisses they already get....it makes me nuzzle their neck and whisper I love you a million times more than I already do. It's not all just tears, those babies gave me a different look on life. It actually made me want to start going to church again because I have a ton to thank god for.

So I want to thank YOU for giving ME back my faith through your journey. Thank you for making me be a better mom. Keep up the great work as parents...you are both so amazing.

Jess said...

What an amazing story. It brings tears to my eyes. You guys are truely blessed with one amazing little girl. Praying for you every day. Stay stong. God loves you!

Anonymous said...

I was in the Gym yesterday in Mocksville, NC, when I saw this airing on WXII but really didn't get to hear the story until today I logged on to your blog page. What an amazing strong lil girl Kayleigh is. Adam and Aimee Stay strong. This story really touched my heart and I know it will touch many more. This truely is a miralce OF THE LORD ABOVE. I'll be following and keeping you guys in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

My mom and I are following your blog on Kayleigh. My mom cries every time she reads it! I think she's really really cute! You are handling it really well. I hope she gets better soon.

Hannah

Leigh Anne said...

Ya'll were great! What an awesome story God continues to spread. Just curious, have you guys had anymore financial relief? I know March is just around the corner. Please keep us informed! Let us know how we can help. Always praying for the Freemans!

Rachel said...

Nothing but tears!!!!! How wonderfully done. I am so sorry about your house, but I have been there, and I am back up on my feet, and one day...you too will be whole again with Kayleigh by your side!!!

Love and Prayers Always!

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Awww...she is SO SO beautiful! Absolutly precious and I'm so happy to know that she is doing so good!! The video was very sweet & brought tears to my eyes!

Lots of prayers to your family!!
Love,
The Fullers in Houston

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful little girl and she is blessed to have such wonderful parents. I know God will bring your family through these tough times and at the end you will look back and the trials will have made you so much stronger. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep up the great work. There are still more beautiful things to come!