‘Let’s Make Miracles’ Radiothon 2020: The Eickhoff Family
Can you imagine having not one, but TWO premature babies, just a few years apart?
Regan Eickhoff and her kids, Bayli and Travis, live in Columbiaville, Michigan. Regan is an employee of Dort Financial Credit UNion; Bayli is 12-years-old and in 8th grade, and Travis is not far behind - he's 10-years-old and attends Lakeville Elementary School.
Looking at them today, you'd never know that they were both born prematurely. And they're both NICU miracles.
Bayli was born 12 weeks early and weighed just 2 lbs and 11 ounces. She spent nine weeks in the NICU and was on a ventilator for over a month. Three years later, Travis was born 17 weeks early and weighed just over ONE POUND.
For reference, three bananas weigh one pound. Little Travis weighed the same as THREE BANANAS when he was born. The average baby, carried to term, weighs aboutu 7.5 lbs.