Colleen

I was searching the Internet for some sort of support for my sister who had a preemie and was struggling with leaving her baby boy at the hospital every night.  I came across your website and it offered everything I needed.  I got in touch with one of your volunteers, Selena, via email and passed her information on to my sister.  I also ordered a care package for her which she should get any day now.  There wasn’t any kind of support offered at the hospital she was at, even though it’s considered a major hospital.  I was grateful to have come across your website and have told everyone about it.  Preemie care has come along way and I wonder if that’s where the healthcare system assumes little support is needed for the parents.  My nephew is thriving.  Doing so great, even showing off a bit.  Nevertheless, it’s hard for my sister and her boyfriend to leave him every night.  And it’s hard for ME to watch it all.  My whole family struggles a bit with what to say, what not to say.  It’s nice to know that there is a foundation such as yours that is there to accommodate not just people on our situation, but others as well.   Thank you for being there.

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Supporting Preemie Parents in Difficult Times

As we work together through these challenging times, you may have questions about how Graham’s Foundation is supporting our preemie parent community. Fortunately, because our support programs have always been delivered virtually, we are equipped to deliver all of our programs today, tomorrow, and into the future to continue to meet the psychosocial needs of parents.

Our Care Packages offer helpful tips for self-care and navigating the NICU and going home (our supplies have been in stock since before the COVID-19 outbreak), our MyPreemie app provides critical preemie-related information and helps parents journal their NICU experience, and our three dozen trained mentors are available to lend an ear and offer words of advice and encouragement.

In such a difficult time, it is more important than ever that we are here for the most vulnerable members of our community and Graham’s Foundation is ready. We are grateful to our volunteers and the individuals and industry partners who make generous donations that enable us to develop and deliver our support programs.

In Gratitude,

Nicholas Hall, Founder

Graham’s Foundation