Elijah Ernest Rattai- He is an identical twin to his brother Levi. At 12 weeks pregnant he was diagnosed with severe ventriculomegaly. This meant that his entire left portion of his brain was replaced with spinal fluid rather than brain tissue and it was growing at a rapid rate. We were told his chance for survival was low and if he did survive his life would be very difficult developmentally. Eli is now almost 6 months old and has been diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. He has had 3 surgeries since birth, this includes the biggest surgery of a shunt placement. His shunt helps to drain fluid from his brain that his body is unable to do on its own. He is working hard on a weekly basis with multiple therapies and continues to make great improvements. He is simply the best. He is the happiest baby aside from his brother and he has met almost every requirement a 6 month old should be at. He smiles often and makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room. His eyes are so captivating you can’t help but smile when you look at him. He reminds you to find joy in times where joy seems to not exist. He reminds you that strength has no limits and set backs are not what defines you.
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