Nicole’s Pick: Big Sister of the Week!

Nicole's PickHi Nicole,
My name is Tammi. I just recently saw your movie ‘little man’, and I can not express how much you inspire me. My little sister is turning 5 this year, which is huge for my family since she wasn’t supposed to live past 4 months. She is blind, deaf, severely mentally delayed, quadriplegic, has cytomegalovirus (CMV), and microcephalic. She isn’t my biological sister but it didn’t stop me from being up at the NICU every single day since I found out she was being placed in my home to the day I drove her and my mom home for good. She may not be my kid but she will forever be my baby/”peanut’. Your movie not only made me feel valid in not leaving her side but extremely hopeful for the future of my sister because of you,  and your uplifting son.

Another reason I was so touched by your movie is because I got a sense of how small he was. I myself was 1lb. 7oz.,and my twin brother was 1lb
14oz. From what my adoptive parents told me we were born 2.5 months early, and my mom was a drug addict who confessed to doing $1,000 worth of drugs the last two days before we were born. My brother was in the NICU for about 3 months and I (due to inability to eat) was in the NICU for 7 months, I came home Christmas eve, and like you my parents never left my side.

I will be forever indebted to you and Nicholas, for making my choices and the choices of my family mean something.

Tammi Jaggers

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