The Superhero Project is excited to announce a sponsorship from Chiesi, Inc., that supports families whose children are in the NICU. Through this year-long partnership, support from Chiesi will help hospitals bolster their programs to promote bonding between parents, caregivers and newborns.
Several selected hospitals will be receiving our Lullabies of Love program. Through this program, families are given the opportunity to record themselves reading a book. These recorders will play bedside when the family cannot physically be there with their baby. Lullabies of Love launched in 2021 and has already impacted families at Reston Hospital in Virginia.
As part of this sponsorship, The Superhero Project is also working to purchase AngelEye CameraSystemsTM for one hospital that will allow families 24/7 access to see their baby on a remote and secure feed when they cannot be physically with their infant in the hospital.
In addition, 300 families will be receiving $25 gas gift cards to offset the cost of traveling back and forth to the NICU.
The Superhero Project and Chiesi are proud to work together to ensure families have many opportunities to bond with their baby. “We are so grateful for the support and generosity of Chiesi to help us support families. There is always a need for bonding, but especially as of late because of continued COVID-19 limitations. In addition, families sometimes struggle to cover travel expenses such as gas and parking fees at the hospital. Thanks to Chiesi, we are able to offer families some relief in a very difficult time,” Kelly Gallagher, founder of The Superhero Project.
“Chiesi is excited to work with The Superhero Project to expand support for NICU families,” said Jason Beyer, Vice President – Business Unit Leader, Neonatology/CF, Chiesi USA. “When babies are admitted to the NICU, the lives of their families are disrupted in so many ways—emotionally, psychologically, financially. We admire this incredible initiative and strive to do everything we can to help ease the burden, because in the end, outcomes are better when parents are able to bond with their babies during their NICU stay. We’re proud to have a small part in addressing the important unmet needs for these babies and their families.”
For more information on these programs, please visit www.superheroprojectinc.org.
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