Almost Losing Baby Girl at Birth Gives Family Renewed Courage
2014 Hero of Ability: Nessiah Angela Misa
Shine Misa is overjoyed when she looks at how far her daughter, Nesiah, who goes by her middle name Angela, has progressed in preschool. Just a few months ago Angela fully participated in her school concert actively singing and dancing with the rest of the students in the class.
Nesiah was born with meconium aspiration syndrome. Meconium is the first stool of an infant and is normally stored in the infants’ intestines until after birth. When Meconium is ingested or inhaled during the time the infant is in the uterus, respiratory problems at birth occur. Nesiah who had fully aspirated the Meconium was born with respiratory and heart problems, and has developmental delays.
“The doctors separated me from Nesiah right at birth and the