Avery NodleyAvery and his twin brother Easton were born 17 weeks early at just 23 weeks and 2 days. Each boy weighed about 1.5 lbs. The first few days of life for Avery and Easton were the most critical. From birth, Easton was most fragile of the two boys and after 12 days he passed away. Avery was a patient in the NICU at Riley Hospital for 135 days. His biggest obstacle was severely underdeveloped lungs. Due to the expertise of the amazing people at Riley, he progressed from a high-frequency ventilator to a conventional ventilator then to CPAP and eventually was able to go home on lower forms of oxygen therapy. During his stay, he was a part of two research studies. One was an eye study and the other was a pulmonary study. Avery is now a healthy, happy, outdoor loving boy.