Author - Amanda Santoro

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Amanda Santoro is the President and Co-Founder of Little Giraffe Foundation, created in honor of her daughter Cheyenne Elise, who was born 3 1/2 months prematurely and lived only 6 weeks. Amanda and her husband wanted a way to offer support to others living through the NICU experience and also to work toward improving the life of preemies through neonatal research funding. Amanda resides in Mount Prospect, IL with her husband Mike and their 2 children, Nathan (4) and Evan, Cheyenne’s twin brother (2).

World Prematurity Day: How to Help a Friend with a Baby in the NICU

As we approach World Prematurity Day this Sunday, November 17th, I thought it might be helpful to try and shed some light on ways to assist a friend who is a parent with a baby or babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In 2011, my husband and I formed the Little Giraffe Foundation to support  parents with babies in the NICU and the babies themselves, after we experienced an extended stay at the NICU ourselves.

Our twin babies were born at 25 weeks and 6 days. We lost our da...

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM by Amanda Santoro