Hi, my name is Li Alexius Santiago. I was born early. I was born at only 24 weeks. That's four months too soon! I was the size of a ruler. I only weighed 1 lb. 13oz. and I was sick. I spent a long time in the hospital, 97 days. I'm so glad I got to come home and get to know my mom and dad. My life hasn't been always easy since then. I have seen many pictures of return trips to the hospital. I can remember some of those times and I don't like needles! I follow a very special diet to help stay healthy. I don't eat wheat or anything with milk. I am so happy that there are a lot of things my mom buys special for me so that I can have treats like cupcakes.
I like school and reading. I hope to one day be a doctor or an artist. Or, maybe a doctor who does art on the side. I know I want to go to college too.
I walk so that all babies can have a chance to grow up healthy. I want all babies to have a chance to meet their families. You can help babies too. Walk with me or donate money to help the March of Dimes in their mission.