Parent's of Preemies Day is taking place on March 10th.
The goal of the day is to recognize the courage and commitment it takes to be a preemie parent.
Across the country there will be free community events for parents to attend where they will receive and provide support from each other and talk with other preemie resources and specialists in their area. No preemie journey is the same, and parents in the same NICU at the same time may receive totally different information and resources depending on their situation. Parents of Preemies Day sets out to help bring parents and these resources together to have a broader conversation on prematurity and what it means to be a preemie parent.
In addition to the events, nationwide efforts are on their way to bring this conversation to the larger community. So often parents say they friends and family don't understand what there going through because being a parent of a preemie it is not something that is widely talked about. The day is designed as a celebration to honor these parents and inform the greater community about their struggles, milestones, and needed support.
To find out more information and see how you can get involved, visit: http://parentsofpreemiesday.org
Graham's Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by Jennifer and Nick Hall in memory of their son Graham, offers practical and emotional support to parents of premature babies. The foundation supports parents with care packages for NICU, transition home, and remembrance, as well as through a vibrant online community and social media presence, providing a place for parents to share their stories and find support.