Checkup Newsroom (Kelly Wooley)

2016
June
08,
2016
| 05:36 PM America/Chicago
“Life is all about how you handle Plan B” My mom gave me a ceramic plaque with this quote on it several years ago when I was going through a tough time. Over the years, it’s amazing how many times this quote has rung true. Plan B has meant … A div...
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2015
November
03,
2015
| 06:41 PM America/Chicago
It seems fitting that on the one year anniversary of “Avery Independence Day,” we provide an update on how she’s doing. We’ll start with her lungs. Our pulmonologist has us taking her off oxygen while we’re at home and just seeing how long she can...
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March
20,
2015
| 04:48 PM America/Chicago
How is it possible that Avery is 1? In some ways, it seems like she was just born and in others, it feels like she’s lived such a big life, she should already be a teenager! We’ve been through so much already in her young life and many of you read...
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2014
November
27,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
November 3, we like to call it Avery Independence Day, was one of the happiest, saddest and scariest days of our lives. It was the day we had looked forward to for so long, yet when it was finally here, I had never been more scared or sad in my entir...
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November
05,
2014
| 12:29 AM America/Chicago
We have followed Avery Wooley's journey since her birth. Today, we are proud to say that Avery is at home with her mom and dad. Thank you for following her story. More blogs from her mom, Kelly, will be coming soon as the Wooleys adjust to life outsi...
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October
31,
2014
| 03:59 PM America/Chicago
These days Avery’s schedule is pretty busy. We often joke that she needs a personal assistant to manage all of her activities. Being a typical girl with the incredible ability to multi-task at a young age, Avery is working on a multitude of things ri...
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July
07,
2014
| 10:14 PM America/Chicago
We have now surpassed our 100th day in the NICU. 100 days. Avery’s due date has come and gone. It feels like it’s time to go home. I’m ready. Shawn’s ready. Avery’s room is ready. But our sweet baby girl is not able to breathe on her own just yet. An...
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