The 5H Singer Reveals Her Health Scare, Inspires Us All
When she’s onstage belting out the hits with Fifth Harmony, it’s obvious that Ally Brooke Hernandez has some serious pipes. But believe it or not, there was a time when her parents, Jerry and Patricia, were worried that she wouldn’t be able to breathe, let alone sing.
The 23-year-old pop powerhouse (pictured above as an infant) was actually born a whole THREE MONTHS premature. Her lungs weren’t fully developed, and she couldn’t breathe without a respirator. “I was fighting for my life and my parents had faith that I would make it through,” she reveals. “I am so thankful to say that I not only survived being a preemie, but I went on to live out my dreams.”
And since November is Prematurity Awareness Month, Ally’s sharing her story in order to help other families going through the same thing. Ally’s partnered with March of Dimes, an organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. “I am proud to lend my voice to help millions of babies across the globe who were born prematurely like me,” she says. “Together, we can help these little ones.” For more information and/or to donate, visit MarchOfDimes.org.
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