Preemie Parent Voices

Every Preemie Parent Has a Story

Every preemie parent has a story. Here at Graham’s Foundation, we’re all about parents supporting parents. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our own team members and volunteers personal prematurity journeys. These are stories of frightening beginnings and incredible triumph. We find so much beauty in each story.   Jessica is one of our […]

For This Mama, Prematurity is Year-Round

For This Mama, Prematurity is Year-Round

My hands are weakly wrapped around the wheel. My throat choked up as I’m holding back the pain inside from physically manifesting down my face. “Happier” by Marshmello & Bastille is playing on the radio. The twins are behind me securely strapped into their car seats. I can’t see their faces, but I’m consumed with […]

Giving Tuesday

Everyone has a day that changes them. A day that never fades from memory. May 3rd, 2010, is that day for me. Before May 3rd, I was an excited, first-time expectant mother—doing mom things, picking out crib sheets and relishing those first faint kicks of my long-awaited little one. I couldn’t wait for August 11th, […]

Thoughts On World Prematurity Day

Thoughts On World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day.   It’s just over 3 and a half years since we started our journey with prematurity and damn it I wish I knew back then just how much it would become a part of me. Of us. I don’t know why I thought it would be different. Maybe I thought […]

I am a Proud Parent of a Preemie!

I am a Proud Parent of a Preemie!

Today’s post comes from preemie mom Samantha. She’s a stay-at-home mom to two children, Cooper and Evynne, and is currently finishing up her Master’s degree and looking forward to the next chapter in her journey. Cooper was born at 32 weeks and is now 12 years old. This is their family’s premature birth story: When […]

A Journey of Courage and Faith: Our Preemie Story

A Journey of Courage and Faith: Our Preemie Story

Today’s post comes from preemie mom Lauren, who is an English teacher, wife to Danny, and mother to preemie Christian Hodges. She and her family live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh and enjoy house projects, as well as outdoor activities. This is their story: My husband Danny and I eagerly anticipated a weekend getaway from […]

Have You Heard About #NICUHour?

Have You Heard About #NICUHour?

Today we’re sharing a Q&A with Lottie King, founder and head of Leo’s Neonatal in the UK. Leo’s Neonatal cares for families during premature and traumatic labour, in the neonatal unit and beyond. They also have support programs for medical staff in NICU and maternity! We had a chance to chat over email with Lottie […]