About the Author
Tameka L. Tate
Tameka L. Tate, a Baton Rouge native currently residing in Manvel, TX, began writing at a very young age but it wasn’t until she experienced infertility issues that her passion and love for writing flourished.
The birth and loss of her daughter Ayrii Ali left her feeling depressed, defeated and hopeless; unsure if she had the emotional and mental capacity it would take to try again.
Despite going through a very dark period, the intense desire to become a mother heightened once more in 2019.
Although the intrauterine insemination (IUI) was successful on the first try, OB Dr. Kelly Rae Hodges, MD and fertility specialist Dr. S. Kemi Nurudeen, MD recommended in vitro fertilization (IVF).
After that roller coaster process, Tameka was successfully pregnant but faced with a terrifying experience of delivering her son, Asher, at 23 weeks.
Surviving 5 months and 6 days in the NICU was the inspiration and outlet that pushed pen to paper; resulting in this book of Asher’s journey into the world.
My hope is that anyone who reads this book will learn that with the smallest amount of faith and strength “anything is possible when you make it a possibility.”
To all the NICU mom’s, you are not alone. Although every experience is different, the anxiety and fear are the same. Advocate for your tiny HERO, feel your feelings; your voice and your feelings are valid.