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Meet Bentley Ruiz

Bentley was born at 27 1/2 weeks gestation, but was four weeks IUGR (intrauterine growth restricted). She weighed only 1 pound, 1 ounce when she was born. She spent 108 days total in the NICU

It was quite the harrowing journey but we made it through, coming home with oxygen and monitors, weighing barely five pounds. We were very lucky as the only lingering impacts are asthma and just being small. 

She is now a thriving 11-year old, even though she’s small for her age. She’s definitely our little miracle. 

Bentley Ruiz, former NICU patient
Bentley Ruiz, NICU patient at U of U Health
Bentley, NICU patient
Bentley in a NICU incubator
Bentley, in a NICU incubator
Bentley in their parent's hands
Bentley in their parent's hands
Close up of Bentley in the NICU incubator
Close up of Bentley in the NICU incubator

Meet Our NICU Alumni

This is a special project that documents our NICU alumni. We are so grateful to watch these amazing young patients grow into their lives, despite a challenging start.