Skip Nav
19 Things That Only Working Moms Will Understand
Why Daylight Savings Time Is Legitimately Hell For Parents
No Matter How Old Your Kids Are, the November Netflix Lineup Is Going to Be a Hit

Fragile Preemie Flown Home for 1st Birthday by Special Airline (VIDEO)

Fragile Preemie Flown Home for 1st Birthday by Special Airline (VIDEO)

After nearly a year spent growing stronger in two different Indiania NICUs, little Olive Rutkowski has finally come home. 

Born at just 23 weeks while her parents were visiting family in Indiana, Olive initially weighed less than two pounds and suffered from pneumonia. She was too delicate to endure the trip to her parents' home in Omaha, NB, so she was kept in Indiana, where she has slowly grown stronger.

Once doctors deemed Olive strong enough to travel home, her family faced a new challenge: how to transport Olive, who is still on a respirator, the 600 miles between Indiana and Omaha. Thankfully, Grace On Wings, a non-profit airline that specializes in medical transport, stepped in to help. Watch the video below to hear Olive's father, Ben, describe the emotional journey.

Infant flies home after spending nearly a year in NICU


Image Source:

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Best Gifts For Baby's First Christmas
How to Get Your House Ready For a New Baby
Tandem Breastfeeding Photos
24 Freezable Dishes To Bring To New Moms
Does a Big Head Equal a Smarter Baby? | Video
Homeopathic Teething Tablets Linked to Children's Deaths
Mom Find Worms in Baby's Formula

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds