On October 29th, 2001 the first of our Blackorean family was born. She was due on December 18th. However, due to the events that took place on 9/11 and the stress of the situation, she was born early and weighed only 4 lbs. 7.5 ounces. The doctor who was supposed to deliver her was in New York at the time. She was Nigerian. Her name was Dr. Onyenora. We loved that doctors name and so we decided that the first name of the first Blackoreans baby would be, Onye. As most premature babies are born with jaundice she was to be in an incubator under the Ultraviolet lights while she was in the nursery. For weeks she was fed a combination of breastmilk and double calorie neosure every 4 hours while in the hospital. That led to a lot of sleepless nights going back and fourth to the hospital for feedings. After a while she had gained more weight and was over 7 lbs. and we were able to bring her home. She had the sweetest little face and her hair was so fine and slightly curly. Both mom and dad were both working models at the time so Onye was taking photos early in life. She did photoshoots for American Baby Magazine, Parents Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Scholastic, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, and the Children's Place to name a few. Mom and dad were featured in several magazines as well as campaigns for Martha Stewart and many others. Onye grew and grew and currently stands at 5'8" and is still a working model, collegiate athlete, and has a job! She loves to dance, and sing, act, draw anime, make crafts, design fashion and so much more. Such an amazing person came out of such a turbulent time in the nations history. This photo was taken in our place in Brooklyn, NY. She was so light I could hold her in the palm of my hand! Peace and love from the Blackoreans Family.