"I'd never be able to pursue and accomplish all that I have without the NICU. You guys rock."
– Ethan Gilliam
Ethan Gilliam weighed just 2 pounds, 13 ounces when he was
born in 1992. At such a small size, his family members maintained a
never-ceasing vigil at the hospital. After spending his first 42 days in the NICU
– finally reaching a weight of 4 pounds, three ounces – Ethan went home.
Now 20, he attends college at East Tennessee State
Ethan previously earned two associate degrees from Northeast
State Community College and currently studies exercise science.
Wellmont Health System is the regional affiliate for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Learn more about children's services in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or make a donation to support local kids through the Wellmont Foundation.
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