This was the first year that Seattle Parents of Preemies was present at the March for Babies (Seattle) and the turn out was awesome! SPP raised $3,229 for the March of Dimes, an organization committed to improving the health of babies. Arlene, Yuna and myself had to stop ourselves and pause in awe of this group, how amazing everyone is, and how supportive you are of one another!
The idea of SPP came to Arlene years ago while listening to a sermon at her church. She would bring it up to me after our board meetings and I couldn't help but think her crazy idea was a golden gem! From there it has blossomed into what we always hoped it would be, moms supporting one another and getting tapped into the resources they need!
In looking back, boy have we grown! We have seen some of you through NICU, home life, and even onto Baby #2 or 3. For those of you who aren't familiar with management, we have Arlene who coordinates our speakers and is the queen bee on resources. If you have a complex issue she will research, dig and search to the ends of the earth to find you someone to help (if she can't herself). Yuna is a parent mentor at Swedish and your first line of support! She is there to help you talk through your challenges and lovingly support you. Then there is me (Audrey) a mish-mash of this and that, but really I am here to talk with you about the good, bad, and the ugly of life, love, and the blues.
Seattle Parents of Preemies