Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ben's Preemie Prints NICU Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.

We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

“Benjamin Lev was born September 3, 2015 at 2 pounds 3.3 ounces. He arrived at 26.5 weeks of gestation and has proven himself to be a determined and feisty baby.

Although he was born nearly 14 weeks early, he has come a long way.  In this photo shoot, he was around 9 pounds and now at home is more than 12.  He had PDA ligation surgery in early November and had an inguinal hernia repaired in December.  He spent his first 6 weeks of life on a ventilator and and then another 12 or so on oxygen through nasal cannula.  All in, he spent 147 days in the NICU.  We were delighted to find the Preemie Prints flyer and had a wonderful experience doing this with Jen.  We are supremely grateful for her hard work and talent.”

A Note From Jen:

“I loved working with Ben and his family!  They were so loving towards each other and it really shows in the photos.  Ben has been through quite a bit in his four months of life, and it was wonderful to see him thriving.  The best moment of our session was when he picked his head up while in "tummy time:" he was so proud of himself!  Can't wait to work with this family in the future!”

Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 

Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Rochester, NY.

We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

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