My Story

On June 26th, Lucas Neil was brought into this world at 3:44pm, 15 weeks early (25 weeks gestation), via C-section at UAMS in Little Rock. Momma was diagnosed with preeclampsia. After 3 magnesium trips within a week my BP would not budge. So, Lucas is off to an uphill climb starting at 1lb. 7oz. 
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FYI - a micro preemie is born under 1200 grams or 28 weeks or earlier.
As the school year draws near and our time at the Ronald McDonald House comes to an end, we will be spending less time at Arkansas Children's Hospital.  While we do not want to leave Lucas at the hospital alone, it is not financially possible for either of us to stay.  I am planning to be on maternity leave closer to Lucas' homecoming from the hospital. 

Chris and I will be at the hospital often during the weeknights and weekends.  Please be aware that visitors are only permitted one person at a time when accompanied by a parent.  If you have not met Lucas or wish to visit him again, please make arrangements with Chris or myself before you make the drive to Little Rock. His: 479.264.1304  Hers: 479.970.1131  Always leave a message.  If we're visiting Lucas our phones will be on silent.

We appreciate all of the emotional, financial, and prayer support from friends and family.  Please continue to follow the journal updates and sign the guestbook.  Thank you so much!

Chris & Dana Sumter


Dana Sumter posted a new journal entry, "Pre-School Graduation/Kindergarten".

It has been over 5 years since Lucas Neil Sumter made his dramatic entrance into this world weighing just 1lb 7oz! The next two weeks brings the close of his pre-school ... Read more

Dana Sumter added a new photo.

Dana Sumter added a new photo.

Dana Sumter added a new photo.

Dana Sumter added a new photo.

Dana Sumter posted a new journal entry, "2 Appointments today; 2 Surgeries in January".

Lucas saw Dr. Lowery (eyes) and Dr. Bower (ears) today at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Bower is located in the new wing at Arkansas Children's Hospital! This was our ... Read more

Jenna Fowler signed Lucas Neil's Guestbook.

HI Lucas My name is Jenna and i came across your site.  U are a precious gift, and a special earthly angel.  U are a courageous, strong and determined fighter.  U ... Read more

Dana Sumter posted a new journal entry, "Post-op Eye Appointment".

Dr. Lowery saw Lucas Friday morning and said his eye looks great. There was no over-correction and the final effects should be noticeable in another 4 weeks. Lucas' eye ... Read more

Dana Sumter posted a new journal entry, "Outpatient Surgery #3".

Monday, July 11, 2011, we arrived at Arkansas Children's Hospital Ambulatory Surgery unit at 6:00am.  It was an early start.  Lucas had eye surgery at 8:15 to correct ... Read more

Dana Sumter posted a new journal entry, "Happy 2nd Birthday, Lucas!".

Lucas is TWO! It almost doesn't seem possible, but he's quickly closing the gap between his actual age an his adjusted age. Momma and Daddy are so proud of him. Today, ... Read more

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