By Bill Mullin, Warehouse Operator
Some of you may remember Oct. 28, 2007 as the day that the Red Sox won their second world series in four years – but, for my family we know of another miracle too! Our grandson, Will came into this world – four months early, that’s right… four months! Had he been a day or two earlier, he would not have survived. The doctors held off his entrance for almost thirty-six hours. Thank god for that. And then Will decided this is it, ready or not here I come! He gave it his best shot, and boy, what a fighter. One hundred and thirty-one days in the hospitals. He started out in South Shore Hospital, after a week, went to Brigham & Women’s Hospital for almost two months, and then he came back to South Shore Hospital until he went home! It was a tough ride but Will was tougher! He never lost an ounce, he couldn’t afford to lose any weight. He started out 1lb – 11oz. That’s right – 1lb – 11oz and 12″ long. He made a lot of friends in these 19 weeks of his young life. By word of mouth from friends & family and a few prayer groups across the country, thoughts & good wishes for Will were sent to us here in Plymouth, MA.
When Will left the hospital to come home, he weighed about 9.5 pounds. My wife Gayle and I held our grandson for the first time when he came home. It felt so good! Since he’s been home, Will has been growing and developing beautifully. He’s nine and a half months old now, but his corrected age is five and a half months. He’s just under 18 pounds and almost 28 inches long. He got his first tooth a few days ago. His hand/eye coordination is very good and he keeps himself amused – he’s always very happy. Who could ask for more? He loves his stuffed animals, teething rings and soccer ball. Please keep Will in your thoughts and prayers!
Bill & Gayle Mullin
[Editor's note: All of us at SmartPak are thrilled for Bill and his entire family. What was an incredibly arduous journey for their family has such a wonderful end to the story. We very much look forward to those days when the proud grandparents bring Will into the office!.]