Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Have You Heard About Parents of Preemies Day?

Do you know the parent of a preemie? If you know me, you do! But maybe you know others? I wanted to share a little bit about Parents of Preemies Day - a project designed to show the world how strong moms and dads of preemies are in the face of some pretty tough odds. And that's not only when preemies are in the hospital! Preemies can end up with lifelong health issues... some of which are practically invisible...

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On March 23, 2012, the national preemie parent support organization Graham's Foundation will debut the first annual Parents of Preemies Day, an event designed to recognize the courage and commitment it takes to stay strong and resilient when premature birth turns a family's world upside down. Each year an estimated 13,000,000 babies are born prematurely worldwide. Medical breakthroughs continue to improve the outcomes for babies born prematurely, but experts are only now beginning to understand the intense psychological effects that premature birth has on the parents of preemies.

How You Can Get Involved

Graham's Foundation is asking parents of preemies to get involved by visiting the Parents of Preemies Day Facebook Page. Parents can post pictures of themselves with their preemies, and share their unique stories of Hope, Resilience, & Miracles. Submissions will become part of the banner that will be unveiled on Parents of Preemies Day, and everyone who participates will be automatically entered to win diapers for a year from Pampers, plus prizes from American Greetings, Dr. Brown's, CanvasPop, Nap Nannies, Snikiddy, Food Should Taste Good, Clif Bar, It's a Preemie Thing, and other sponsors.
If you know the parents of a preemie, please share this post with them so they can be part of the first ever Parents of Preemies Day!


  1. This is awesome ... I know quite a few amazing parents of preemies! I'll definitely share this ...


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