Tales from the Schweitzer Side

The Story of Roo

  • Thank you for sharing this story. My son was a preemie and while his journey was much easier than your son's there are a lot of similarities. I love the part about graduating to clothes. It was such a big day!

  • What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing my daughter is being released from nicu tomorrow and im excited happy but terrified at the same time. Ur story is amazing

  • Ryley is such a miracle, Donna.  Thank you for sharing his and your story, and for sharing your heart.  

    Lots of love,


  • Thank you for sharing Ryley's amazing journey! So happy that he is doing so well!

  • Donna, thank you for sharing his story. I remembered that you had been at a massage and the guy took you to the hospital, but I didn't know all that led up to it. Those earlier days, delivery, 5 days without seeing him, NICU, and beyond . . . He's an amazing kiddo with one amazing momma! Go Ryley!

    Sending holiday wishes and hugs,


  • Thank you for sharing, Donna. What an amazing little fighter!


  • Donna - Thank you for sharing Ryley's story. I remember reading your posts when I first joined Share 7 years ago.  Ryley gave me so much hope for my tiny 26 week baby boy.  I continue to be inspired by you and Ryley.  What an amazing son you have.


  • Thank you so very much for this Donna. While I knew the "broad brushstrokes" of Ryley's story it was wonderful and heartbreaking to read all the details. He seems to be such an amazing child. Congratulations on your NICU grad momma!

    Love and Hugs