Annika Sorenstam will enjoy a special victory today.
The LPGA Hall of Famer announced on her website that she’ll be bringing home her son, Will. After 57 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fla., William Nicholas McGee has been given doctors’ clearance to go home with his family. He was born 13 weeks premature.
Annika and her husband, Mike McGee, named their second child Will because of the will he would require in overcoming challenges.
“We have said all along that this has been an emotional rollercoaster and I’m sure today will be no different,” Sorenstam wrote on her website. “We will face an entirely new set of emotions as we make the drive to the hospital that has become our routine. We are obviously excited to bring our little buddy home, but I’m sure more tears will fall as we say thanks and farewell to those at Winnie Palmer and the Alexander Center for Neonatology who have nursed him successfully to this point. There will also be tears of joy as we put him in the car for his first ride and bring him into our home for the first time with his sister. We will also be nervous in the coming days just hoping he’ll be fine.
“We along with Will now face the next chapter in the game of life. You never know what it will bring, but as with everything all you can do is be positive, prepare and do the best you can. This I know we will do for Will. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts for all of the love, prayers, well-wishes, inspirational stories, posts, cards, gifts, e-mails and `good lucks’ that you have given our family.'