Tag Archives: NICU Parents

Ella Bullis Foundation and PreemieWorld

The Ella Bullis Foundation was proudly featured in the August 2015 newsletter for PreemieWorld. PreemieWorld is a great resource for NICU parents. Taken from PreemieWorld.com: “PreemieWorld was created to help bridge the gap between parent and professional in the NICU, at home and beyond.  With books, videos, and other products and tools, the hope is […]

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NICU Coping Tips

One thing that NICU parents can agree on is that the NICU can be an overwhelming place. It is filled with new sounds, people, and equipment. Discovery Health put together 10 tips to help NICU parents cope with their situation. You can find those tips here: http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/baby-health/special-needs/10-coping-tips-for-parents-with-nicu-baby.htm Do you have a coping tip that you would […]

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Baby Garcia

This family contact us in April of 2011 through a social worker at the NICU where their baby had been staying. Below is an excerpt from their story. Family’s Story Baby Garcia passed away suddenly after a lengthy, complicated hospital stay.  He was on peritoneal dialysis and respiratory support due to his complex medical condition. […]

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Baby Parker

We received a request from this family’s social worker in June of 2011. Their only means of transportation was broken and the family did not have the funds to fix the vehicle. The parents needed this vehicle to take their son (Baby Parker) back and forth to appointments after he left the NICU. Below is […]

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Baby Faith Headstone Fund

This was a request from a family in that needed help paying for a headstone for their daughter Faith who was born at just 26 weeks, along with her twin sister Chloe. A little over a month after arriving here little Faith passed away. You can read more below about Faith and Chloe through the […]

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Baby Abigail Headstone Request

This request was from Stephanie, a single mom, who gave birth to Abigail at 24 weeks. She is needed assistance for a headstone for Abigail who bravely fought on this earth for 42 days. Our Foundation raised over $500 dollars to help this mother purchase a headstone for her daughter in February of 2011. Read […]

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Baby Abigail

This family contacted our Foundation in June of this year. Below is a brief excerpt from their story. Family’s Story Baby Abigail has been in the NICU at Helen Devos since her birth. She was born at 28 weeks gestation and is likely to be ready for discharge in 1-2 weeks.  During Abigail’s stay, the […]

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Young Family

Family’s Story Contact Date: 03/13/2010 My name is Becky Young and my husband’s name is Ryan.  After 13 months of trying to get pregnant, we found out in October that we were expecting our second baby.  While thrilled initially, our joy was turned to concern at around 11 weeks when I began to have heavy […]

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Single Mother with Twin Premies

Family’s Story Contact Date: 09/15/2010 A single mother gave birth to twin girls at 26 weeks gestation in April 2010 and they have been at DeVos Children’s Hospital since then. These two little girls are considered medically fragile but healthy enough to be going home soon. Their mother normally works to supplement her income but […]

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Baby J & Family

Our foundation was contacted by this family in November of 2010. Their story (while being somewhat unique because of an auto accident) is a common problem faced by many families in NICUs. Family’s Story Contact Date: 11/27/2010 Baby J was born at just 23 weeks gestation. His parents were in an auto accident that resulted […]

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