After having my 24 weaker two years ago, I have been trying to find a way to give back to the NICU and do something special for families in the NICU. We spent 5 months in the NICU while my little, one pound baby fought for her life. She had surgeries, so many blood transfusions I lost count. She had spinal taps and lots of big scares. She fought through and is an incredibly feisty two year old now!
I came up with Hailey's book of HOPE one night and dove right in. I spent a few months photographing NICU graduates with a photo of themselves in the NICU. I created the book and we have donated a copy to UMASS memorial NICU and Brigham and Woman's NICU. I am working on getting funding to send more books to NICU's all over the country.. These books sit in the waiting room of the NICU so parents and family members can look through at all the children in my book and get some hope. I spent hours researching successful 24 weekers while we were in the NICU so Im hoping this book will help give families some HOPE!
If any family is interested in sponsoring a NICU they can donate $55 to pay for the book and we will ship it to the NICU or you can deliver it yourself! We will also put your family photo on the back cover with a letter from your family! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
Here are the current kids in the first book! Next year I will do a whole new round of kids and make book 2!