On July 10, 2014, our lives were forever changed. We welcomed into our hearts, 10 weeks early, our daughter Gabriella, a beautiful 1lb 11oz and 12in baby girl. This was not how we imagined this little life entering the world. Our daughter and I were only 6 hours from death, my organs were shutting down and Gabriella was in distress. It wasn’t until later that we learned I had undiagnosed preeclampsia and HELLP. After a long 82 days in the NICU, we were finally able to bring our little girl home. Being as sick as she was, it’s hard to believe tiny Gabriella had so much fight in her. If it weren’t for the Porter Regional NICU Doctors, Nurses, the fast action of my OB/GYN and lifesaving research of the March of Dimes; our outcome would have been completely different. We are thankful that “Our Miracle” is here with us today.
Gabriella is serving as the 2015 Porter County Ambassador with her parents, Crystal and Bryan Poradzisz.