“Thankfulness” is the word Crystal Breitling has for the people involved in the successful delivery and care of her daughter, Melody, who was born early in May 2018 at about 31 weeks and weighed 3 pounds. The medical staff at Baylor Scott and White – Waxahachie performed the emergency C-section. Melody was born without a heartbeat and was without one for eight minutes. She was soon transferred to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth to receive a higher level of care, where she would spend the next three months. Breitling said the family was told Melody would have severe brain damage because of the lack of oxygen and that she would not be able to walk or talk – but her daughter hasn’t shown any signs of such issues. In December, she reunited with Melody’s caregivers for the first time during a holiday event, where she was able to thank everyone involved in saving Melody’s life. “I don’t know if I can ever thank them enough,” Breitling said. “It was truly a God thing that there were people in the right places at the right time to get us where we needed to be. We are just so thankful that they are a major part of our story.”

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