Patient Spotlight: Anna Faith Adcock

When Anna Faith Adcock was born at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in October 2005, she was 2 1/2 months premature and critically underweight at just 3.3 pounds.

Anna Faith Adcock spent the first three months of her life in St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the NICU, where she was connected to life-saving oxygen, IVs and monitors. Too premature and too sick to eat on her own, she depended on a feeding tube for nourishment for nine long months.

Anna Faith is now 5’11 and entering her freshman year of high school.

Looking back at the critical time in the NICU, Anna Faith’s father, Brian, says that “sometimes people take birth for granted. After our experience, we know that the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph’s make miracles happen every day.”