For some, just being home for Christmas with the ones you love is the best gift that Santa could bring.
And that’s exactly what 4-year-old Phalynn Graham is getting for Christmas.
She’s spent her entire life in a hospital and now she gets to come home. Graham was born two months premature. So she came into this world without her lungs fully developed.
Following her birth, Phalynn was placed on a ventilator to help her breath.
She required around the clock medical care.
Thankfully, Phalynn’s physical development progressed. She learned to walk and talk just like other children her age do.
“She runs around the hospital, literally runs around the hospital. It’s amazing to watch,” Ranken-Jordan social worker Katie Luner told Newsweek.
However, unlike other children, she learned to do all this from the hospital where she lived.
“We lost her dad when she was two months old so I haven’t enjoyed my baby because she hasn’t been home,” Tarvarshay Graham told WLTX 19 in January
But on Thursday, she was cleared to go home for Christmas by doctors at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.
“It’s like un-explainable. I can’t even find the words,” her mom, Tarvarshay Graham, told KSDK.
This is the first Christmas that Phalynn will get to spend at home with her family.
“Finally at home, [we] can hang out on Christmas with the family,” Tarvarshay said.
Tarvarshay has lupus so she has to receive dialysis treatment three times a week.
Once they were able to find a nurse to stay with Phalynn during mom’s appointments, Phalynn was cleared to go home.
“What a bittersweet moment to send Phallyn home after she spent 1,208 days with us,” Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital wrote on Facebook.
And the entire Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital felt the same way and shared their well wishes for Phalynn and her family on Facebook.
“My Ellie loved playing babies with her while at Ranken. So happy for her and her family!” said one mom on Facebook.
“Beautiful, so glad this little one will be home with her family. Great job,” said another
“I’m so happy for her and her momma. This made my whole day better,” and another.
But no one is happier than Phalynn and her mom.
They can finally start their lives together and live the way a mother and should. Learn more about Phalynn’s story in the video below.
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Source: KSDK News