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My Story

His dad named him "Aitan", hebrew for "strong." Born too early, he has been a fighter since he left the womb. He is currently being cared for by the NICU at Hadassah Hospital, who are in awe of his strength and determination, more proof that even the biggest miracles come in the smallest packages.

Birth Date: February 24, 2009
Parents: Sarah and Scott Marshall



We picked the name Aidan because its meaning ("little fire" in Gaelic) was so fitting for this tiny peanut who would never sit still for an ultrasound. He almost never stopped kicking, and even up until birth, the only time he ceased to move was when Sarah was practicing the violin.

Everything had been going smoothly with the pregnancy, so it was a complete shock when Sarah's body went into pre-eclampsia and began to shut down. It was quick and un-forgiving and all too soon, a tiny baby was born. He came out fighting, moving his arms and legs for anyone that could see.

He needed a Hebrew name, as many people wanted to pray for him, and wanted to do so properly. With the help of one of the more feisty nurses, Scott chose "Aitan", which means strong. Aitan Yeshua. Our little Aidan Joshua.

He continues to wow every day. He is fierce and determined, and while he looks vulnerable, Scott and Sarah know that the fire of independence and strong-willedness brews deep in his tiny body. He already fights with the nurses to pull things out and move things around.

His journey won't be an easy one. Please don't get discouraged if a really great day is followed by a poorer one. So far, his doctors give him an excellent prognosis, but we will take it day by day.

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Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

The butterflies in my stomach and my slight headache from lack of sleep can only mean one incredible thing. Aidan is finally home from the hospital.He got discharged ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

Ok. I thought we left all this silliness behind in Jerusalem.So, there are 3 doctors at the hospital. One, who was the admitting doctor when Aidan arrived, is Dr. Brudno. ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

I know I haven't updated in a while, but that is mostly because nothing much new has happened. Aidan is still a prisoner in the hospital. His gas on the formula is getting ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

Well, he still isn't home yet, and it looks like we still have a weekend to go before they release him. He has gotten circumcised (he was very brave) and seen a ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

Aidan is very close to coming home! They are going to have him see a nutritionist tomorrow to make sure he is going home on the right kind of food. I guess normally they ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

Happy 4th of July to everyone! I am in the process of adding photos from our photo shoot with our little guy. Such a cutie.Love & Kisses-Sarah Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

Well, Aidan had another interesting day. After yesterday, where he projectile vomited onto the walls, the floor, halfway across the room and all over his crib, he had a ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

So, Aidan had quite a busy day today! When we got there, he was sitting in his bouncer, fast asleep. The minute he thought something exciting might be going on, he woke ... Read more

Sarah Marshall posted a new journal entry.

YAY! Daddy's home!!!Well, not my daddy. Aidan's daddy. You know who Im talking about.It was such a great day all around. They FINALLY decided to examine Aidan's vomiting, ... Read more

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