Catharine Aboulhouda: 2008 National Ambassador
Expected to be her family's Halloween treat, Catharine Aboulhouda instead arrived on the Fourth of July. She weighed just 1 pound, 10 ounces and measured only 12 inches long. Since she was 16 weeks early, her eyes were still fused shut. Catherine fought for every breath, facing daily challenges caused by a heart defect, bleeding in her brain, jaundice and a heart murmur.