Jennifer Degl started a journal the night her micro preemie was born. Weighing in at just 1 lb 4 oz, the birth of her fourth child and only daughter, appropriately named Joy, changed her life forever. Five months later,
instead of writing in her journal, she sat down and read every page. That’s when she knew she had to tell their story.
In her memoir, Jennifer recounts the struggles and triumphs of her journey: from the decision to have a fourth child, through the four life-threatening hemorrhages she survived, to the birth of her micro preemie at 23 weeks gestation, and her daughter’s fight to survive.
As a seasoned public speaker and author, Jennifer is in the midst of her 18th year as a high school science teacher in New York and she is eager to share her experiences as a preemie parent. She will speak at any event for organizations raising awareness of or money for research being done to prevent premature births, treatments for medical complications of premature births, or families of premature babies.