Born three months early at 27 weeks, Tuff Oliaz earned his name because his parents knew he had to be tough as he was fighting for his life from the start. While mom Denise was intubated with COVID-19 pneumonia in 2021, Tuff was delivered via emergency c-section. Dad, Kyle, knew his family would need support to make it through this challenging time. That’s when the hospital connected the Oliaz’s with Southwest Human Development’s Smooth Way Home program. Thankfully, both Denise and Tuff are healthy and thriving now in part due to the care that the family received.