NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Vanessa Malillo spent two and a half months in the neonatal intensive care unit.
“She was exactly 1 pound, 8 ounces. Very, very scary,” her mother Anna told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.
Vanessa’s mother wasn’t sure she would survive. The Queens woman began a journal that she showed her daughter when she was 13.
“It’s from day one to day 81 and she’s an avid reader, she read it and she was like ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe it,’” Anna said.