Making Good Things Happen For Children

March 2, 2011 Updated Mar 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM EDT

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March 2, 2011 Updated Mar 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM EDT

WITH HER 2ND BIRTHDAY SOON APPROACHING - -
ALANNAH PIONESSA IS A TYPICAL TODDLER... A VIBRANT AND OUTGOING LITTLE GIRL..

SHE'S ALSO A BLESSING TO HER PARENTS - -HEATHER RUST & ROBERT PIONESSA OF ALDEN...
A PRENATAL REPORT SHOWED COMPLICATIONS DURING HEATHER'S PREGNANCY..REVEALING ALANNAH'S STOMACH WAS FILLED WITH FLUID AND ONLY 1 KIDNEY.
DOCTORS IN PHILADELPHIA WERE UNSURE IF ALANNAH WOULD LIVE..AND DIAGNOSED HER WITH PERSISTENT CLOACA - -A PROBLEM WITH HER EXCRETORY SYSTEM..AND REFERRED HEATHER TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

BUT ON JUNE 8TH 2009 HER PARENTS SAY A MIRACLE HAPPENED - -ALANNAH JANE WAS BORN 4 POUNDS 13 OUNCES AT WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL....SPENDING 11 WEEKS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE ...HER RECOVERY HAD MANY UPS AND DOWNS...BUT ALANNAH AND HER FAMILY STAYED STRONG.... NOW SO GRATEFUL TO THE STAFF AND PASTORAL CARE THEY RECEIVED AT WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL..

ALANNAH AND HER FAMILY HAVE ALSO FORMED FOREVER FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER FAMILIES, NURSES...AND OTHERS.. LIKE SISTER BRENDA WHELAN ...ALL THROUGH WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S..