StoryCorps Atlanta
10:52 am
Tue December 31, 2013

StoryCorps: Melissa & Myke Johns

Melissa, Alexander and Myke Johns at StoryCorps Atlanta
Credit Storycorps

You may be familiar with the work of radio producer Myke Johns here on WABE.

However, he and his wife, Melissa, also visited StoryCorps to record a story about their infant son, Alex. During her pregnancy, Melissa was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening illness that causes dangerously high blood pressure.

A note: The acronym "NICU" refers to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Melissa starts the story.

Broadcast version of story that aired Tuesday, July 23, 2013