If you haven’t heard about this, it’s pretty cool. A 34-year-old woman named Tammy Lewis used to hold the record for the smallest premature baby who’d ever survived in a Texas hospital.
She was born three and a half months early in Temple, Texas, about 70 miles north of Austin. And she weighed 1 pound 4 ounces at birth, but had some very good doctors and nurses, and survived.
And now at age 34, she’s returning the favor . . . by working as a nurse at the SAME hospital that saved her life.
She’s a respiratory therapist in the neonatal intensive care unit. So she helps save OTHER premature babies that wouldn’t make it on their own.
She’s been there for a while, but a local news station did a story on her this month. When she first started, she says some of the doctors and nurses who saved her were still there. So she got to work with them.
She says she knew she wanted to work there when she first started training to be a nurse. And she hopes her story gives her patients’ parents a little more hope.
There’s even a poster in the hospital with her photo on it, so everyone knows her story.
(KCEN / CNN)