Our daughter was born at 30 weeks weighing just 2lbs. Although we expected that she would be born premature, we did not fully grasp the alarming reality of having a preemie. We spent 56 long days in the NICU wondering when we could bring her home. During that time, Hand to Hold was a valuable resource for our family. I read every article they printed and made available to NICU families- the advice and information helped me be an advocate for my daughter, both in the hospital and when we came home. H2H volunteers made bedside rounds at night, offering a supportive, listening ear and literally giving me their hand to hold. They shared personal stories and experiences that helped me feel not so alone. H2H hosted a holiday party for families in the NICU where I made my daughter her first Christmas ornament. After my daughter's homecoming, H2H assisted our family in dealing with life after the NICU. Our daughter is now an active, independent two year old who overcame the odds and is determined to live life to the fullest! I volunteered with Hand to Hold last year and will continue volunteering with this amazing organization because I experienced the amazing work they do!
Your financial support will be immediately and thoughtfully put to work to help minimize the impact and improve outcomes for NICU and bereaved families. Every step and dollar makes an impact. I will be running the Paramount 5K with Jasper and my goal is to raise $500. Help me make it happen! Thank you ALL for your continued love and support!