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Stella Anderson – A NICU Sisterhood Found
Amy Carr – The Day After the Baby Shower
Mary Dudley – Nana in the NICU
Mary Dudley, proud grandparent, describes parenting her daughter who had a baby born early and the experience of being there for her grandson who was in the NICU after he was born at 24 weeks gestation. Mary shares how she now volunteers her time in a local NICU near her home to pass on hope and kindness to other mothers and their preemies.
Babs and Joe Haller – The Meaning of a Moment
Julie Howard – It’s a Preemie Thing Afterall
Julie Howard describes the birth of her son Spencer born at 29 weeks and who was later diagnosed with a rare brain malformation, Rhombencephalosynapsis. She founded It’s a Preemie Thing, an online store with preemie clothing for preemies and those who love them.
Kelli Kelley – The First Time I Saw Jackson
Mike Kelley – The Night I Met My Son
Joan Kincaid – More Than Just a Name
Kasey Mathews – Re-Entry
Kasey Mathews describes her fear at re-entering “normal life” after caring for her daughter who was born 4 months early after an extended period of isolation.
Melissa McSpadden – Two Together
Katrina Moline – Barreling Into Our Lives
Carol Ramsey – The Agony of a Deep Freeze Thaw
Laura Romero – Perfectly Imperfect
Elizabeth Wiley – Our Story
Elizabeth Wiley shares her story about her second pregnancy with twins that resulted in the stillbirth of her daughter Aurelia and the premature birth of her son Chiron who was born at 29 weeks (one day shy of 30 weeks) gestation and is now 14 months old. She benefited from the support of family, friends and Hand to Hold which helped her connect with other families in similar situations and gave her resources to do the best for her family and all three children.
Scott Wright – Micro-Preemie Power