About the Author

Chris Sears is a regular dude from Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended business school at Purdue University and works as a software sales executive at Salesforce. He was walking through life on a very typical middle-class existence with a happy marriage, a successful career, and his first child on the way. That was until everything changed in an instant when his wife unexpectedly went into labor and delivered their daughter at 22-weeks-old, weighing in at just over 1 pound. His daughter, Emilia Quinn, survived delivery but ultimately lost her battle after 39 days in the NICU. Emilia’s harrowing journey and courageous fight for a chance of life, with all the odds stacked against her, showed her father real human courage and strength and inspired him to want to be the best dad he could be to honor his tiny hero and carry on her legacy.