Welcome to NICU Helping Hands CONNECTION. We are excited about joining the world of blogging where families share with one another, learn from one another and forge that all important connection with others who can understand and relate to the journey that they are making. We are thrilled that you have found us and our sincere hope is that this will be a helpful tool for both you and your family.
NICU Helping Hands main purpose as an organization is to provide “Family Support for Fragile Beginnings”. There is nothing more fragile than navigating life with a premature infant. The challenges that families encounter emotionally and educationally are some that most people never even consider. NICU Helping Hands CONNECTION will hopefully be a new support tool in your toolbox that provides creative ideas on ways to navigate the journey in the NICU and after you come home. We also hope it will be a conduit for you to connect and get to know others who are going through similar experiences. You are not alone…..and connecting with others is a way to remember everyday that there are companions out there traveling this same journey.
Our website, www.nicuhelpinghands.org, our facebook page, www.facebook.com/nicuhelpinghands, and this blog, www.nicuhelpinghands.org/nicu-helping-hands-connection are all designed to be ways for families to connect and find helpful information on real issues they are facing. We have a wonderful team of NICU graduate parents, nurses, doctors and community supporters who will share their stories of hope and encouragement. Vulnerability is not always comfortable but we have a great group of NICU graduate parents who are willing to share openly so that this community talks about this “new normal” in a real and honest manner where everyone is respected, valued and heard.
So welcome to NICU Helping Hands CONNECTION. If you have any questions, topics you are interested in, or if you would like to join our team of bloggers, please email Lisa Grubbs at [email protected]