Adrian’s Story


Adrian was born prematurely on March 26, 2008 at 25 weeks gestation. He weighed just 1 pound 8 ounces (690 grams) and had respiratory distress syndrome and apnea/bradycardia, all of which are normal in premature infants. Adrian was in the NICU for 3 months and 10 days. He is now a healthy, happy and very big 4-year old!  Adrian’s mother, Marilu, explains why the Perez family is participating in the Cottage Kids Challenge.


Why did you decide to make a personal goal of raising money for Cottage Children’s Hospital?

“Because we are very grateful for all that they have done for our baby.”


Why is the hospital so important to you?

“Because it is the place where miracles happen every day.”


What has been your experience with Cottage Children’s Hospital?

“My son weighed 1 pound at birth and I saw how the hospital staff attended to him day after day and they are truly professionals.”


If you could say one thing to encourage someone to give to Cottage Children’s Hospital, what would it be?

“That they are able to make the difference in a life.”


How can people help you reach your goal?

“With just a phone call or visit to the web page we can help those who need help right now. Every dollar counts.”


Adrian's family on video:

Dad Alberto >>

Madre Marilu >>

Adrian >>



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