We’re excited to be launching a hashtag campaign to give parents of preemies an opportunity to say thank you to this year’s Hope, Resilience & Miracles Awards honorees. Dr. Mia Doron, Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli (the authors of Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies and creators of the MyPreemie app), and Dr. Alan R. Spitzer (a neonatologist and prominent neonatal researcher) have done so much to improve outcomes for preemies and families, and now families like yours can say thank you to all four for their contributions by using the hashtag #champions4preemies on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
We’re asking moms and dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of preemies to go onto social media and say thank these four amazing #champions4preemies for all they’ve done.
Maybe like preemie mom Kristine, Preemies helped you better wade through the flood of information in the NICU. She wrote, “This book was very informative for me! It was very helpful to read it while my 25 weeker was in the NICU. When I wanted to know a bit more about what the doctors and nurses were telling me, I would turn to the book to get more info.”
And while most parents will never know the positive impact Dr. Spitzer has had on their journeys, he continues to work for better outcomes for preemies and for parents through his research and as a vocal supporter of the importance of solid relationships between preemie parents and their babies’ medical support teams.
How YOU can be a part of the #champions4preemies campaign
Post on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook about the impact the Preemies book, the MyPreemies app, or new neonatal research had on your journey. Maybe Preemies was the first book you picked up after having your baby prematurely. Maybe you’ve won a free MyPreemie app download code in one of our Monday drawings. Maybe your preemie benefited from cutting edge research. You don’t have to know Dr. Mia Doron, Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, and Dr. Alan R. Spitzer to be grateful for all they’ve done for premature babies and their parents! We’d love it if you simply said “thank you for doing what you do for parents like me.” Thanks to the #champions4preemies hashtag, your words can become part of a gift for our honorees.