As a pediatrician, I often treat kids that are “Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) grads”, which refers to babies that needed NICU care after birth due to prematurity or other life-threatening medical conditions. I’m always inspired by these patients and their families because they have persevered through very challenging experiences.
Project Sweet Peas is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss. This amazing organization acknowledges the importance of parental involvement in the NICU, and seeks to promote family-centered care (FCC) competencies in hospitals nationwide. Care packages, hospital events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, educational materials, and other Project Sweet Peas services, support the cultural, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of families as they endure life in the NICU.
Project Sweet Peas also makes a lifelong commitment to support families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. In a baby’s last moments, families are encouraged to make cherished memories with custom Project Sweet Peas keepsake items. Healing and remembrance continue to be fostered through programming such as peer-to-peer support, and their annual candlelight vigil.
I’m so impressed by the wonderful work Project Sweet Peas is doing for so many families and babies, as well as their mission and values. The support they provide to families of fragile infants and the way they inspire them with the hope of tomorrow really touches this mama’s heart.
Dr. Sylma is committed to supporting Project Sweet Peas with a portion of our sales. Please join us in supporting these families who have had their world turned upside down and are experiencing tremendous difficulty in bringing their children into health, and also those who tragically have lost their little ones. Together, we can truly serve these families in need.