Toledo, OH, May 18, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Graham’s Foundation (http://GrahamsFoundation.org), the global support organization for parents going through the journey of prematurity, has debuted a duo of redesigned care packages for preemie parents in the NICU and families with preemies making the transition home. In 2017, Graham’s Foundation will ship approximately 6,000 of these care packages to parents of premature babies throughout the US and Canada.
Parent surveys, input from medical professionals, and direction from the Graham’s Foundation advisory board guided the enhancements to the organization’s NICU and Transition Home Care Packages. The updates included a fresh look designed to be soothing and uplifting, as well as the addition of new items carefully chosen by committee to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and fear in parents of preemies.
Each year, 13 million babies are born prematurely to parents who never expected their birth stories to be so challenging. Care packages are the single most important expression of the Graham’s Foundation founding principle to offer resources, programs and connections so parents are supported, empowered and hopeful throughout their NICU journey and beyond.
“The overarching experience of preemie parents is one of isolation,” said Graham’s Foundation board member Dr. Mia Doron, a neonatologist, co-author of the book Preemies: the Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies, and co-creator of the MyPreemie app. “Parents are cut-off from their dreams and expectations about what the result of their pregnancy should have been. There is no road map to point them back toward that destination. The redesigned care packages connect with parents in a personal way to demonstrate that Graham’s Foundation understands their practical and emotional needs and wants to help, now and in the future.”
For more information about Graham's Foundation's care package programs, visit http://grahamsfoundation.org/care-packages/
About Graham's Foundation
Graham’s Foundation empowers parents of premature babies through support, advocacy and research to improve outcomes for their preemies and themselves. In addition to NICU, transition home, and remembrance care package programs, we have more than 30 trained parent mentors available 24/7 and the market-leading prematurity app, MyPreemie. We connect organizations, medical professionals, and brands with preemie parent voices to impact positive change for preemies and their families. And we represent the needs of preemie parents at conferences around the world attended by neonatologists, neonatal nurses, industry, academics, and other professionals who work closely with preemies and their families. Visit http://GrahamsFoundation.org to learn more.