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  • Connecticut Guardsman turns personal tragedy into 10 years of advocacy

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- On July 21, 2011, Master Sgt. Jessica Roy gave birth to her first child, Austin. He was born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces.Doctors at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford promptly placed him in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.“I was at the NICU