Little Declan was born into the world facing unfathomable struggles. Alongside his mother, father, family, nurses and doctors, this little preemie was able to meet and beat every single challenge he faced. He came into this world early, he was rushed into a NICU and then spent his first year in a cardiac unit. However, at the end of that year, he was a glorious little boy who beat all of the odds – and his family couldn’t be happier or feel more blessed.
This is the wonderful photo montage that his father made just for him.
These two have been thick as thieves for longer than baby Declan could ever imagine; so his father created a touching montage just for him.
When Declan’s mother went into labor, his father could barely contain his excitement.
The nurses checking the preemie baby over before handing him over to his father.
The moment Declan and his dad met for for the first time.
Soon, complications arose.
He was transported to a different hospital with a NICU.
But his dad was there for him the entire time.
Little Declan and his stuffed monkey resting as his family braced to face his serious medical conditions.
The baby spent most of his first year in the Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin had just built a new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
… and the trooper recovering after one of his many operations.
But Declan’s awesome personality always shown through.
After 1 year in the hospital, Declan was able to go home.
His dad set him up in a custom cradle and they treated him like the precious miracle he was.
He knew he was a miracle, too.
Declan developed an awesome sense of humor.
His parents treasured every moment.
Every nurse in the hospital sends their love.
And the therapists… Declan was so loved.
Through all of the heartache and struggles, one tiny preemie turned into a loving, well-behaved baby.
And his dad would be there for him, every step of the way.