Hi, my name is Lily. I am a 3-year-old girl who lives with my mom, dad and little brother. I had a pretty rough start. I spent the first few months in the NICU at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. I was hooked up to a bunch of different machines that helped me breathe, eat and watch for seizures. It seemed like forever in the hospital! Mom and dad couldn’t hold me for the first two weeks of my life. They also stayed with me every day in the hospital. They worked with an occupational therapist named Sheri who helped with my eating. I also did physical therapy, working on stretches and infant massage. In order for me to go home, I had to have surgery. I had to have a feeding tube placed in my stomach to make sure I was getting all the calories and nutrients I needed.