The Bright Triplets

Published: December 6th, 2011

Category: CMN Ambassador Stories, Patient Stories

Ashley, Brittney and Caitlin were born 27 weeks premature and each weighed less than two pounds.  The fight for their survival began from the moment their mom was transported to Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida to undergo an emergency Caesarean section to deliver the girls. Immediately after birth, the sisters were rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level 3 and were under the constant care of UF physicians and Shands professionals for three months. In critical condition, their lives were touch-and-go for the first few days. They were placed on respirators for a total of three weeks. But in order to conquer their battle, they would have to have blood transfusions.   Ashley, Brittney and Caitlin were discharged at just over three pounds each and they have not looked back.

They continue to be monitored to check the progress of their vision, hearing and growth. Today, the girls are 14 years old, and each practice modern dance and ballet, enjoy living life and sharing their experiences together!