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NICU – Preemies – Siblings

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Parents juggling to visit their premature babies at the NCIU

I am now trying to write more posts than only once per month, while keeping up with my preemies project, other volunteer activities, sports and dealing with school homework and studies.

This post is about visiting the NCIU, which stands for Neonatal Care Intensive Unit.  It is not only hard for parents knowing how to best bond with their premature babies.  Siblings have a difficult time too.  Depending on their age,for example the youngest ones, they are not quiet understanding what is going on and why they need to accompany their parents to the hospital, instead of staying at home Premature baby and siblingsat the end of the day.  Read More…

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Mail address for all preemie hats donations

I need your help.  Please keep on knitting many more preemie hats; the Holy Cross Hospital or Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Ft Lauderdale are in real need.

You can mail your donations to my Girl Scout Troop Leader

Marice Band – GS Group Leader 1239 
c/o Valeria Sonderegger
5735 La Gorce Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140-2141
I want my supporters know how much their hats are appreciated.
The donation of hats is a way of sharing love and hope to make a tiny difference in preemie’s first months of life. 
Premature babies are fighting for their lives.  Many cannot breath on their own and many stay in the hospital for several months.
Preemie hats are kept forever in their families as this is how they remember their first days, weeks and months of their baby.  It makes an impact on families’ grief.

All donations will be delivered beginning of next year to the Christ Evert Children’s Hospital Neonatal Department in Ft Lauderdale.


I will confirm to you, as soon as your preemie hats arrive.  Thank you sincerely!


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Looking for knitting volunteers in Ft Lauderdale/Miami Area

Anyone interested in helping knit preemie hats?

Please let me know, as you are helping not only me by achieving my Girl Scout Gold Award; but you will be helping the Neonatal Department of various hospitals in real need of preemie hats in the area of Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  Note that it is hard to find them in stores and so easy for us to knit and donate.  It will be the most rewarding experience.

Thank you for considering it and please let me know if you would like to help and make any donations by sending me your comments.

Thank you!!