First-year student succeeds after rough start in life
Sunday, May 17, 2009
First-year student Alicia Shuman is succeeding against all odds.
Born premature at less than two pounds, Shuman avoided the fate of some "micro-preemies" -- including deafness, blindness, lung problems and brain damage -- and is now pursuing a degree in nursing.
The Eden Prairie, Minn. native and others were featured in People magazine, the St. Cloud Times and other publications.
- The KARE 11 television story
- View the People magazine story (PDF)
- View the Inside Edition television story
The People magazine story includes photos of Shuman as an an infant and as a Husky Hockey cheerleader.
The micro-preemies were cared for by Ronald Hoekstra, a Children’s Hospital of Minnesota neonatal-perinatal physician who released a follow-up study on his patients this spring.
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