During the later stages of my pregnancy I was told that I would be delivering my son earlier and that he would not survive. I listened to his heartbeat all night long on the monitor and by day light the doctors and nurses were telling me to push as I refused. Nature took over and my son was born. He never took a breath.


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Once I got home from the hospital I immediately went to his room. When I walked into the room, the first thing I saw was my son’s bassinet and the tears just fell. Then, to my surprise, I saw this little white kitten curled up in a little ball fast asleep in the bassinet.

A few months prior to this my cat had 4 kittens and the one curled up in the baby bed was her little boy kitten who was born deaf.

I lifted him out of the bassinet to carry him out of the baby’s room and noticed that it felt good to hold him in my arms, he was warm and didn’t resist being held at all. I carried him to my room as I was exhausted. I laid with him on the bed and started crying like I had never cried before and I fell asleep. I woke up to realize that this kitten is licking my dried tears. We had a long night that night, but I wasn’t alone and my arms were not empty.

He has followed me every day since.

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In the hardest moments of my life I made a friend that would become my rock – Mikey

During my pregnancy I was told that I would be delivering my son earlier and that he would not survive. I delivered him in the hospital not long after. He never took a breath

When I came home, the first thing I saw was my son’s bassinet and the tears just fell. Then I saw this little white kitten sleeping in the bassinet

My cat just had 4 kittens and the one curled up in the bed was her boy kitten who was born deaf

I laid with him on the bed and started crying like I had never cried before and I fell asleep. I woke up to realize that this kitten is licking my dried tears

That moment I knew I had to help him. I spent countless hours researching his deafness as he sat on top of my monitor

I was stepping slowly out of the darkness and with each step I took, Mikey stepped with me

When I look at him, I don’t see a pet, I barely see a cat or an animal. What I see is this beautiful soul who chose to be my friend when I really needed one

I became a photographer because of Mikey’s beautiful face, captivated by his loving heart

Today he is 12 years old, he has become a part of who I am. Our lives now are full of joy and laughter