Kate Bishop's parents say their baby girl is, unfortunately, no stranger to pain. Born prematurely, Kate had a rare heart defect that required major surgery.
Kate spent her first two months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, half of that time in an incubator with her parents only able to hold her twice a day. After her first surgery, Kate went home with a feeding tube, oxygen and a Pavlik harness for a dislocated hip. After three months, she was strong enough for bypass surgery to repair her heart. She made an astonishing 10-day recovery from open-heart surgery in October 2009.
Today, Kate is an active little girl. She loves swinging, going to the pool and pulling every single toy out of her toy box.