NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When a baby is born prematurely, it is incredibly hard on the parents. That’s where this New York City grandmother comes in.
As a maternal newborn nurse, Jennifer Ort shared in many happy births, but the birth of her own granddaughter was wrought with complications. She was born seven weeks early with a rare cardiac anomaly.
“Abigail lived in the NICU for five weeks, where she underwent a number of surgeries, but unfortunately, on April 25th of 2012, her fight, or her battle, in the NICU, ended and Abigail passed away,” Ort told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.