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Family and friends of Kris & Donn are uniting to raise money to help pay for their medical costs and their travel expenses.

My name is Alexander Gale Busch. I was born on 8/29/11. My mom was only 26.5 weeks pregnant when I was born, therefore I only weighed 2.2 lbs and was 13 inches long.

My mom was in Cleveland, OH for my baby shower on sunday 8/28/11, when I decided I wanted to be born on that day. I woke her up at 2:30am with contractions, she went to the hospital at 7:00am, and I was born at 2:31am on monday 8/29/11. It was a very crazy dramatic day for my mommy, but she had lots of support from her friends and family, who were by her side all day. Thanks to my aunties: Aimee, Jill, Jen Snider, Jen Sheppard, Great Aunt Bev and Grandma Kovacs for taking such good care of my mom. When my mom called my dad to tell him I was not going to wait any longer to be born, my Dad went straight to the airport, without a reservation and boarded a plane within hours. In the middle of my daddy's flight about 3:00 am, he looked out his window to see a brilliant white cloud in the shape of my silhouette. He new then I was going to be ok and God was closely watching from above. The first time I saw my daddy, his look of amazement was shared with concern and sadness. My mommy was lucky to have my Grandma Kovacs and my Auntie Jen Snider in the delivery room to help. I think I stressed my Grandma and Aunt Jen out more than my mom. I came out crying and was breathing on my own within 24 hours!! My dad did make it to Cleveland later that morning to meet me.

Even though I love Arizona, I just really wanted to be born in Cleveland. I needed a good excuse to be a Cleveland Browns fan and an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Some think I just wanted to come and open my presents at the shower, but I ended up being the best present. My mom thinks I was jealous of the 9 days she spent with my cousin Mason in Charleston,SC and I wanted to come out and play. There are many reasons why I wanted to be born here. I am sure glad I was, because my mom has alot of family and friends, who love me so much and come to visit me.

My parents named me after my Great Grandpa Alexander Kovacs and my Aunt Alexis. My middle name is from my Grandpa Gale Busch. Everyone says I have a strong name and I am a strong preemie :) My cousin Mason is only 3 weeks older than me. I think we will have lots of fun together. My mom has come to realize that I am the boss. She thinks I am going to be a stubborn boy. I let everyone know when I don't like something.

I have been at the NICU at Fairview Hospital since I was born. I have been getting great medical care from all the nurses, doctors, etc. Everyone here is so caring and helpful. They say I am doing very well. I will have good days and bad days. I have amazed my parents at how well I am doing for being so early. I will be here in cleveland in the NICU until November or maybe even December. My mom really hopes we get to go back to Arizona before it snows :)

Well, thats my story so far. Thanks for reading and I can't wait to meet everyone!!!! Thank you so much for loving me and saying lots of prayers for me.

Love You,



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