Twenty Eight and Six supports families with premature and critically ill babies in Portland-area Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).
Our little girls were born at 28 weeks and 6 days. By God's grace and the wonderful team at Providence St. Vincent hospital, they survived, spending 48 days in the NICU. They are now thriving, beautiful little girls that nobody would ever guess were born almost 3 months early.
The NICU journey is an experience that no family ever expects will be part of their story and can be one of the most difficult times in a family's life. It is emotional, exhausting, and frightening - fearing the unknown - with our children, the most precious and dearly loved part of any family.
When babies are born too early, too small or very sick, their beginnings can be critical. Many are at a high risk for developmental delays. For families, the unknowns and long hospitalizations leave many struggling and unprepared for the challenges ahead.
We were unable to make it through this unbelievable difficult journey, witnessing the incredible support of those around us, and not do our best to support the families that are currently experiencing similar struggles we remember so vividly.