UH Rainbow Provided More than Medical Care for Henry
Born premature at 23 weeks and weighing just 1.5 pounds, Henry faced many challenges and uncertainties in his early days in the Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Unfortunately Henry’s parents were battling addiction and could not take care of him. He was abandoned at two-months-old and found himself relying on his UH Rainbow team for much more than his medical care. Advocating for Henry on his behalf, the team at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s fought to find him the love he deserved.
Tara and Sebastian Amoroso knew Henry was meant to be with them. They met him while he was still healing in the NICU at UH Rainbow. When he was finally ready to be released, they were able to take him home as his legal guardians. A year-and-a-half later, just one week before Henry’s second birthday, he officially became an Amoroso.
Now, Henry is a feisty two-year-old who is constantly on the go. He loves to play soccer with his dad and cousins, animals, and Sesame Street – Elmo and Cookie Monster especially. He’s still learning to talk but right now his favorite word is “GOAL!” He’s a daredevil with a great future ahead of him.