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Emerson Family Story

Chloe and Faith Emerson (in the words of their mother, Lisa) Joel and I were trying for our second child in the summer of 2010. I found out I was pregnant at the end of August, with the baby due around April 30th. Now the journey of my second pregnancy would begin, I was so […]

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Donate Today!

There are several specific areas that the Ella Bullis Foundation assists families in the NICU with; Meal Passes, Transportation, Housing, and Funeral/Memorial Expenses. Each of these areas would greatly benefit from your donations! There is now a page on our website dedicated to just that. You can visit one page and see the different areas […]

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Baby Christian

Baby Christian was born at 23 weeks gestation after a difficult pregnancy for his mother. His mom was off from work, unpaid, due to the complications with her pregnancy. She did return to work when Christian was six weeks old, which has been quite difficult for her. Her current apartment is a very small studio […]

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Spring Celebration 2012 Recap

Spring is off to a great start for the Ella Bullis Foundation thanks to those that attended and sponsored our first Spring Celebration. We had a beautiful day to gather in the park to celebrate and remember those that have been touched by prematurity or infant loss. The event would not have been possible without […]

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Karsten & Kade

Karsten and Kade are twin boys that were born at 25 weeks, 6 days. They are currently residing at Children’s Hospital Colorado¬†in Aurora, Colorado. They, along with their mother, had quite a journey to get there. At 17 weeks pregnant their mom, Pepper, had her water break for Twin A, Karsten. She was able to […]

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Baby Isaac

Baby Isaac was born at 26 weeks, 6 days in northeast Florida. His parents travel over 30 miles every day to visit him in the hospital there. They live just close enough to the hospital that they do not qualify to stay at the Ronald McDonald House close to the hospital, therefore they have to […]

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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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The NICU Basics

Many parents know little about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) until they are involuntarily introduced to a new world that their premature baby needs to survive. Here we have put together a few articles that lay out the NICU basics for families that need more information to navigate through this challenging time. This article […]

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Anna Bullis’ Bio

Anna is a founding member of the Ella Bullis Foundation and has sat on the board of directors since 2008. She has chaired the special events committee and communications committee, and continues involvement in both initiatives. Anna has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University and currently works in advertising. […]

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Erin Magers’ Bio

Erin Magers joined the board of directors in 2010 and has since been appointed Director of Family Support Services. Erin works closely with hospital social workers and families to meet family needs. She is deeply committed to the families we support and works diligently to find new ways for our community to rally support around […]

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