Don’t give up- you owe it to your child to do everything that you can to advocate for them

Ms. Hamilton's child was born prematurely due to a doctor's miscalculation of how far long she was.

I wanted to know if she had any advice for mothers. Her directives were simple.

“Don’t give up. Your baby didn’t ask to be here, and you owe it to your child to do everything that you can to advocate for them and make sure their needs are met. Just don’t give up—it’s a difficult process, and it’s not a short or easy road. But keep moving forward. That’s all. There is so much that Jeremiah wasn’t supposed to be able to do. And look at him now – he is a normal thirteen-year old boy. He loves science and math, and he likes to dance. He spends time with his older brother and I don’t allow him to get into trouble. And I’m going to do right by my child, just like I’ve done right by my other children. Nothing halfway for my kids.”

Isn’t that exactly as it should be?

LaTonya Hamilton, Hyattsville MD