Spring, TX. (Memorial Hermann) An Alexandria native and Peabody Magnet graduate is making headlines across the nation. In January, LaTroya Woolridge who now lives in Texas gave birth to micro-preemie 'miracle twins,' born 14 days apart.
LaTroya and Arthur Woolridge visit the twins every day in Neonatal Care. (Source: Memorial Hermann)
Woolridge was just 24 weeks pregnant when daughter Amara came into the world. She weighed just over a pound. Brother Arthur III would follow on January 31st after a c-section.
Spring residents Woolridge and her husband Arthur, visit the babies daily at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and can't wait to bring them home.
Mom tells KALB she had no other choice than to pick herself up, dust herself off and press forward for the benefit of her children, although many tears have been shed. LaTroya hopes to bring awareness to the struggle of premature birth through her story. "Remaining in constant prayer is one thing that has sustained us. We also made sure to pray for the other families in the NICU," she said.
As of April 10th, Amara weighs 5 pounds, 6 ounces and Arthur III weighs 6 pounds 11 ounces.