I want to share James’ story. I want people to know babies born at 22 weeks 6 days gestation survive and thrive. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, but recently I met a family who made me realize I can’t wait any longer. I have met many families with premature babies through my work in Early Childhood Intervention. Not too long ago I met a mom who had twins born at 22 weeks and some number of days. They were delivered at the same hospital as James. The doctors knew the correct gestational age of her babies, and they were too early. This hospital, as do many others, has a policy of waiting until 23 weeks gestation before doing any life saving measures on a baby. Twenty-three weeks is commonly thought of as the earliest gestational age that a baby is viable. There are many hospitals that wait until 24 or even 25 weeks gestation to do life saving measures. This mom, who delivered her twin babies at 22 weeks and some days, held her babies until they passed away. Both babies were born breathing and moving. The staff attending their delivery cleaned her babies, wrapped them in blankets, and handed them to mom. They checked for heartbeats every so often, and after about 2 hours both of her babies died. She begged the doctors to do something for her babies and try to save their lives, but they did nothing. Had the doctors attending James birth realized he was 22 weeks and 6 days gestation this would’ve been his story as well. That is a difficult truth to swallow. I understand not every baby born as early as James has the same outcome as him, but it makes me sick to think about the number of babies who aren’t even given a chance. I want the people who make those kind of decisions to see James, and see what is possible. I have to speak up and tell James’ story to honor these babies, and to try and make a difference.