Because We Are Strong

INTERVIEW: Jessica Del Toro "Miracle Baby of Colorado"

August 03, 2021 Kristine Hoestermann / Guest: Jessica Del Toro Season 2 Episode 67
Because We Are Strong
INTERVIEW: Jessica Del Toro "Miracle Baby of Colorado"
Show Notes


Meet Jessica Romero⬇️

My name is Jessica Romero I was born October 26, 1983 at Denver General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. I was born 3 months premature weighing one pound, 7 ounces. The Rocky Mountain News crowned me the “Miracle Baby of Colorado". Everything was developed except my lungs. I was born with a collapsed left lung in which i was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension Disease in December 2010. PH is a type of blood pressure in the lungs Because of My disease and condition i remaines on oxygen my whole life. Imagine it this way having a paper or plastic bag over your head and trying to breathe, that is what it's like for me. My lungs are basically like swiss cheese. I have oxygen tanks by her side 24/7. I met kelly at Pulmonary Rehab kelly Frederick, she does In home Personal Trainer.  At one point I Was no longer able to get myself to the pulmonary rehab class and that’s when I called on Kelly Frederick In-home personal trainer. She offered to come to my home for a 30 minute exercise session . Kelly put together a strategic exercise plan. She taught me proper form, sets ,Reps and breathing exercises while I’m at rest between sets. She also encouraged me to exercise on my own two times a week For 30min. Kelly also taught me about better eating habits. I  agreed to follow through with my new exercise plan and a goals to set for a stronger me! I wear oxygen 24 seven at a level of 7 to 8 L depending on my activity, and My lung capacity is 15% lung function. My social life is very limited due to the fact that I have this health condition and My immune system is very weak and most of the time when I get sick with a cold I end up in the hospital. I’m on the double lung transplant waiting list at UCSF before I got on the transplant list I met kelly Fredrick at Pulmonary Rehab, she does In home Personal Trainer.  At one point I Was no longer able to get myself to the pulmonary rehab class and that’s when I called on Kelly Frederick In-home personal trainer. She offered to come to my home for a 30 minute exercise session . Kelly put together a strategic exercise plan. She taught me proper form, sets ,Reps and breathing exercises while I’m at rest between sets. She also encouraged me to exercise on my own three times a week For 30min. I’ve been working out & exercising for 1 hour & 30 minutes for 4 years now since January of 2016.


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