Thanks and Giving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Shannon Medical Center! We are excited for this time of year and love what is stands for. It is a time for Thanks and Giving! The kids here are so thankful and appreciate your giving hearts.

You make miracles happen for kids like Blake.

Blake Koenig was born at 24 weeks at Shannon. She was quickly stabilized in the Shannon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before being transported to St. David’s in Austin. Blake had bleeding in her brain, a bowel perforation, bleeding in her lungs, and a virus. She spent 112 days (16 weeks) in the hospital before being discharged home on her original due date. Babies born this early with multiple complications have less than a 10% chance of survival, but thanks to specialized training provided by Children’s Miracle Network and specialized medical staff, Blake just celebrated her first year of life. She is developmentally on track and just started walking. She likes music, cookies, and playing outside.

With this time of year being full of Thanks and Giving, the staff here at Shannon wanted to share what we are thankful for you this holiday season.

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