November 30, 2010
I decided to release this special downloadable PDF on the last day of Prematurity Awareness Month of 2010 because I wanted it to carry on the message that having a preemie doesn’t stop with a particular hour, day, month or even year. The issues that preemie parents face in the light of their child’s NICU stay, homecoming and the post-NICU years are sometimes tough. And while Preemie Parents show that they are the toughest of the tough, it is because sometimes others don’t realize the emotions they have had to walk around with for those hours, days, weeks, months and years.
But one thing endures – the love of their child.
Let’s celebrate these amazing babies, this very special month and honor those very special parents. They deserve our respect for they are doing the really hard work of helping a special needs child thrive in a world where special needs “anything” is not always accepted.
The babies are heroes. The parents are heroes, too.
The file is called “Life as A Preemie Parent” and it can be found here with other free downloads at http://www.preemieworld.com/blog/?page_id=528
November 15, 2010
We’re excited to announce that “little man” (the documentary of my son’s preemie 1 pound birth and stay in the NICU) is showing in December on Showtime:
Wed 12/01 11:05 AM SHO WOMEN
Mon 12/06 10:05 AM SHO WOMEN
Mon 12/06 4:30 AM SHO WOMEN
Thu 12/09 2:00 PM SHO WOMEN
Sun 12/12 6:55 AM SHO WOMEN
Fri 12/17 3:40 PM SHO WOMEN
November 5, 2010
In honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month in November, the American Lung Association has written up a special item about RSV:
November 4, 2010
I am excited to announce the formation of a new organization called the National Alliance of Preemie Parents (NAPP). This group that gathers parents of preemies together along with groups that support these families is official as of the meeting in Atlanta in late October. Details will be forthcoming in the next days and weeks and months. Contact Deb if you are interested in being part of this very special group!
November 3, 2010
We received this notification about the upcoming Toyraiser. Please pass this on! Thanks!
Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation Holiday Toyraiser
by Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:05am
Between now and December 1st, Kellie Toothman is sponsoring a Discovery Toys fundraiser, in which she will donate 50% of her proceeds to the Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation. We will take the proceeds in the form of toys and donate them to a micropreemie in need of high quality, developmentally age appropriate toys. You can help by hosting a party, placing an order or donating an order. Please contact Kellie Toothman at 770.891.4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit her website at www.discoverytoyslink.com/tripletmommy
If you would like to enter your child for a chance to win the Discovery Toys prize pack, please send the following information to email@example.com
1) Your name and mailing address
2) Your mircopreemie(s) name(s)
3) Age (both adjusted and chronological)
4) Current developmental milestones that you are working on so that we may select the appropriate toys
Deadline to enter is November 30th