The Miracle Child

IMG_5624Ellsie and Jimmy Castro from Cartersville, Georgia were covered in happiness over the birth of their son, Ryan, also known as their “little miracle.” His nickname couldn’t be more fitting looking at the Castro’s past experience with childbirth. Even though Ryan was their fourth pregnancy, he was their first success story. Unfortunately, their other children had passed away during pregnancy. They never lost hope and in return, Ryan is their miracle child. Although, his birth didn’t go smoothly.  IMG_5622

After an emergency caesarean section, Ryan was born 7.5 weeks early on Nov. 23 weighing 3.7 lbs. Ryan was in the NICU for three weeks and hooked up to oxygen for several hours. Ellsie was discharged from the hospital five days later. “I had anxiety being too far from Ryan,” Ellsie says.

Weight released off her shoulders when she checked in to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House. “This place is amazing and welcoming. The ability to stay at the House and so close to Ryan is wonderful.”

After 14 nights, Ellsie and Jimmy returned home safely with their new bundle of joy.


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