This is the story of an incredibly courageous little girl, Tru Wende Beare, born prematurely at 14 weeks, but who held on and is now a true beauty. When she came into the world, Tru weighed just one pound and was the smallest baby the doctors had ever seen. Unfortunately, this meant that Tru had to spend a lot of time in the hospital, where the doctors at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, Canada, were doing their best to fight for her life.
Her mother and father prayed to God and hoped for the best. In a way, they knew their little girl was going to survive and eagerly looked forward to holding her in their arms. The mother couldn’t touch her tiny bundle of joy until after 11 days, and the father could only hold her when Tru was 54 days old.
Tru spent 71 days in an incubator before finally being transferred to a crib. From there, her life improved day by day. During her four months of hospitalization, Tru had to face numerous challenges and overcome a multitude of illnesses.
Imagine having to face necrotizing enterocolitis, two blood clots, chronic lung disease, MRSA infection, retinopathy, two blood infections including sepsis, congenital heart defect, and seven blood transfusions in a hospital at such a young age.