Sunday, August 13, 2017

Javen's NICU Photo Session

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.

Javen was born at 30 weeks on April 13, 2017 at Elmira, New York. He was only 1 lb and 8 oz. He was transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital after a week of being born as they found out that he has Coarctation of Aorta and might be needing a heart surgery when he grows big and strong. After being at the nicu for almost 3 months now, he just got out of the breathing tube 3 days ago as he was having problems with his breathing/lungs. Their next plan is to fix his heart whenever he gets comfortable breathing without his breathing tube. Three months is a long time here at nicu but I'm surrounded by good people, so thatmakes it easier.

Javen's photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Jennifer Sternal-Johnson.

A Note From Jen:
Javen was born weighing 1 pound, 8 ounces--now he's getting so big! Hopeful for continued gains for him and his family.

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 form 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 and visit our website at To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 1000 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU 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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