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Mrs. Fields Moments and My Hero

by Laura

Mrs. Fields® is searching for America’s hometown heroes to appear on future boxes of Mrs. Fields® cookies. You can share your Hero and today I am sharing mine with all of you.

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My hero is my daughter, who we have lovingly nicknamed Sassy! The girl was born with an energetic spunky attitude which has definitely helped her in her 11 1/2 years of life. From the minute she was born, she has encountered obstacles that have affected her health.

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The day she was born she weighed in at 5 lbs. 5 oz. when she was born at full term. While holding her, I became concerned about her breathing and asked my husband to get someone. I only held her for a short amount of time before she was whisked away to NICU. She then was kept in the NICU with pneumonia and jaundice.

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Shortly after leaving the NICU, she ended up in the hospital for a blue spell and at 1 month was back in the hospital again with RSV.

At 5 month old, she was put on a feeding tube because it was found that she was aspirating when eating. At 7 months, she was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome following a genetic test. Which resulted in a need for more testing. During that first year of life, it seemed that we spent more time with her at doctor appointments and hospital stays than we did at home.

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She was also born with 2 fingers that were webbed together and during her 11  1/2 years of life has had 3 surgeries to correct the issue. In 2011, Sassy had another hospital stay because she passed out for some unknown reason and endured more testing. It took a while to finally get an answer, but after having a heart monitor implanted we were able to find out that vasovagal was the issue. In 2014, she was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome.

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This is only the Cliff Notes version of the many things she has happened through in her almost 12 years of life and I know her story will continue with many more physical issues. However, this girl is resilient. She is happy and enjoys life. She brings joy into our home every day! This is why my daughter is my hero. There have been tears shed, but the majority of the time this sassy girl loves to visit and talk with others. She is an example to me and is part of what keeps me going every day.

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Now that I have shared with you my hero, it’s time for you to share yours as part of the Mrs. Fields® #ShareYourHero campaign! Go visit www.mrsfieldsmoments.com and enter their contest nominating YOUR hero and you can win a year’s supply of cookies for you and your hero, and get your hero’s photo on a future box of Mrs. Fields® cookies!

AS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE USO, MRS. FIELDS® IS ALSO DONATING 25,000 COOKIES TO OUR HEROES IN UNIFORM.

Also, be sure to try the two new flavors of Mrs. Fields® cookies found in your local grocery store – Dark Chocolate Oatmeal and Butter Pecan Praline. I tried the dark chocolate version. They are super soft and tasty.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mrs. Fields and product has been provided by them. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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