When little Tegan was welcomed into the world, she may have had little footprints, but she definitely had a big heart! Despite efforts to stop premature labor, she was born weighing only 3 pounds, 15 ounces and was quickly taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Avera. For the next month, her parents stayed by her side as she learned how to eat, breathe and regulate body temperature. The caring staff at Avera provided comfort and reassurance during the emotional time. Today, Tegan is living a full and healthy life and the family still feels blessed to have had the support of the awesome NICU team during their stay. Despite being one of the most frightening times in their lives, they made several life-long friends with their caregivers and are forever grateful to those who support the NICU.