March 2021 – Preemie Organization Highlight

Organization: Stronger Than You Know Established: 2020 Founder: Dr. Christie M. Person Outreach:  National Website: “My daughter, Laila, was born three and a half months early and spent most of that time in the NICU. I know the journey all too well. You are definitely not alone,” shares Founder of Stronger Than You Know, Dr. Christie M. Person. This … Read More

March 2021 – Preemie Support Highlight

Support: NICU Baby Club Founder: Natalie Ruiz Year Established: 2019 Outreach: Edinburg, Texas (and expanding) Website: Our group offers support for parents of all preemies and NICU parents. We also showcase our NICU parents and their babies. “I live in Edinburg, Texas and in December 2018 my baby was born premature due to preeclampsia. It was a traumatic birth … Read More

March 2021 – After the NICU

March is Child Life Month. What is the role of a Child Life Specialist (CLS) within a hospital setting and how can they make a great part of your preemie’s medical team after the NICU? Child Life Specialist: A child life specialist is a professional who is trained to work with children in a medical environment by helping ease children’s … Read More