When Alyssa Shinn was born 14 weeks early, she was too tiny and frail to hug.
Her mother, Kathleen Shinn, cradled Alyssa's hands for hours at a time as her firstborn child grew stronger and stronger in neonatal intensive care at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas.
Shinn was thrilled when her daughter was born, particularly because she had difficulty conceiving and endured a long and difficult process of in vitro fertilization.
"We were elated when she was born. It was the answer to all our...Full Story