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Meet Ward Miles

Father Films Son’s First Year after Arriving 15 Weeks Premature

Ward Miles and Mom
The world has fallen in love with young Ward Miles Miller and his family, thanks to the heartwarming video produced by his father.

Ward was born 15 weeks premature in July 2012, and received care in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The video chronicles many milestones on Ward’s journey, from his time in the NICU through discharge, and beyond.


While at Nationwide Children’s, Ward received care from several key disciplines, including Neonatology and the Ward Miles SmilingBronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Clinic, as well as the Neurosciences Center, and Heart Center. He has also received care from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for problems with keeping food down.

Ward’s father, Benjamin, is a professional photographer. He captured video throughout the year as a gift for his wife, Lyndsey. He chose October 31, the one-year anniversary of their son’s homecoming, and one day before Lindsey’s birthday to surprise her with it. Soon afterwards, the family posted the video on Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube.

Images courtesy of Benjamin Scot.

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