Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Adison's NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy our inspirational photos and consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. Our programs include an online support group, the gift of photography, group events and meetings, information, and email support. Our mission is to connect parents and let them know they are not alone. We thank our supporters, volunteers, and donors for allowing us to touch the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families. 

We pray these special memories will help the parents to remember how strong they were in overcoming a crisis situation.

A note from Mom:
"Adison Jae was born last October at 25 weeks weighing 2lbs 4oz....surprisingly a good size. She spent 108 days in the NICU at Mercy in St. Louis. She had a fundoplication and g-button surgery on her due date because of severe reflux causing bradys and breathing issues. She has proved to be such a fighter! She is turning one next month which seems impossible! 

Nothing could have prepared us for the 108 days we spent in the NICU with our sweet baby girl born at 25 weeks. I think the hardest part of our stay was having 2 children at home who were not allowed to visit the NICU and sharing our time with them and our baby. Our Christmas was spent taking turns being with our children at home and our baby in the hospital. Our family and friends were amazing and while it's hard to accept help from others, accept it! People truly just want to contribute or do something to make your life easier, so let them. The meals, donations, prayers, babysitting, they are all small gestures that really make a difference when you are going through this difficult time. We have been forever changed because of our NICU journey and the love around us!"

Volunteer Photographer:
Rachel Demand - St. Louis, MO

A note from Rachel:
"This is a wonderful family and I had a great time photographing all of them. Adison is doing great and it is exciting to see how well she is doing when she entered this world soo tiny.  She is full of spunk and she has two older sisters that are crazy about her :)"

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