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Lesta's Story

Well, it was a scary start that day, Aug. 10, 2004.

I was only 30 weeks pregnant with my twins and I was to have my baby shower that day. My water started leaking and I was scared. . . We called my doctor and explained what was going on, and he said go to the hospital, I was due to deliver at Del Webb (Medical Center) but we got there and they were not set up to deliver at 30 weeks, so I was flown by helicopter to Banner Desert Medical Center.

I was so scared . . . My twins were born at 6:58 pm and 6:59 pm that evening. They really had no major health issues. They were taken to the NICU; they weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces and 3 pounds, 9 ounces.

I was released a couple days later, and I hated to leave my babies, and we live so far away from Mesa . . . so Banner Desert Medical Center made sure they transported them to a closer hospital, Banner Thunderbird (Medical Center) so we could be with our babies. My twins spent 22 days in the hospital and finally came home.

Here they are today almost 6 years old and halfway through kindergarten. They have been happy, healthy and strong and I am just so thankful for all the care my babies and I  received.

I know sometimes in life we can all get really scared when we have medical emergencies, but (it is important) to know there are doctors and nurses and the NICU out there to help us. We are all in good hands.

Learn more about Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
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