Veda James was born unexpectedly, 6 weeks early on May 6th, 2017. She had a small stay in the NICU at St. Joseph for 2 weeks and her mother (Emily Nelson) & father (Steve Nelson) stayed by her side the whole time. She made great progress and was discharged home. After spending only 3 days at home, Veda declined rapidly prompting a trip to the ER. Veda was rushed back to the NICU at St. Joseph where they began running extensive tests. Veda was found to have suffered strokes resulting in severe brain injury. She was also found to have bleeding in her brain and recurrent seizures. Veda was then transferred to U of M to be cared for by pediatric neurologists. U of M has done extensive testing looking for every possible reason the brain injury occurred, and are close to concluding they will never know the cause. Veda continues to be looked after in the Motts Children's Hospital NICU, where she continues to have seizures. Several medications have been explored without any result to stop the seizures at this time. Veda has proven herself as a fighter as all other testing in her body remains healthy. She has two loving and devoted parents that will go to any length to care for her, as well as hundreds of family and friends praying for her. The medical care Veda will need is still up in the air, but with most rare and difficult to diagnosis conditions, often comes extensive and expensive medical bills. Many people have asked the family how they can help and support Veda, and we wanted to offer such a means. If you feel so inclined to donate to Veda for her medical care, and the ability for her family to seek alternative medical care that often isn't covered by insurances, it is much appreciated. Even if its just to offer a prayer, your positive thoughts, or some words of encouragement. Any support and love is greatly appreciated.