Equal to the Task: One Family's Journey Through Premature Birth
Thousands upon thousands of families face the odds each time a child is born prematurely. This is the saga of one such family --whose odds were ... Show synopsis Thousands upon thousands of families face the odds each time a child is born prematurely. This is the saga of one such family --whose odds were greater than the average and whose story is truly one of triumph in the face of certain tragedy. Dail and Nicki Cantrell are were certainly unprepared for the events of February 25, 1999. That day their son Benjamin made his appearance -- two-and-one-half months earlier than anticipated. The next days, weeks, and months became literally a marathon for the doctors, nurses and support staff of East Tennessee Children's Hospital and pure hell for his parents. Written in a style that will appeal to expectant parents and to parents who have lived a similar day-to-day existence, Equal to the Task is really the story of one brave little boy's fight to stay in the world into which he was unexpectantly thrown. Neonatal intensive care isn't a phrase most of us are familiar with or ever hear, but for thousands upon thousands of children and their parents, is is the battleground upon which some of life's most amazing stories have been written. Benjamin Cantrell's story will amaze you.