The Summer Called Angel - a story of hope on the journey through prematurity

The Summer Called Angel - a story of hope on the journey through prematurity

ABOUT Sola Olu

sola olu
Hello my name is Sola and I love author communities. I work in the retail industry and volunteer as a counselor to parents of premature babies. My writings include essays, poetry and children’s stories. I live in Illinois with my husband and two children. My hobbies are writing, travelin More...



The Summer Called Angel -a story of hope on the journey through Prematurity” is a powerful and inspiring story about the author; Sola Olu’s experience with preeclampsia and prematurity. Premature birth remains the number one killer of newborns in the United States. In fact, with approximately 1 in 8 pregnancies resulting in premature birth each year, the U.S. has one of the worst records in the world, and certainly among developed nations. The statistics are not only appalling, but surprising, and many parents are shocked, frightened and confused as they attempt to navigate the world of the neonatal intensive care unit. After she and her husband endured this agonizing experience, Olu was inspired to offer her support to others in the same situation. “The Summer Called Angel” will help other parents deal with the physical and emotional challenges of prematurity and learn how they can find hope and strength in the process. The memoir, which began as Sola’s journal entries, is an incredibly moving and detailed account of her thoughts and feelings at each step of her journey. With candor and incandescence, The Summer Called Angel serves as a powerful tribute to parental love in the face of unexpected challenges. It is certain to offer strength to readers attempting to process prematurity in their lives—and salve to those who have undergone a similar experience. All in all, rare and profound celebration of devotion is certain to resonate with parents everywhere.