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Lullabies of Love

NICU babies benefit greatly when they hear familiar voices, especially while still in the hospital. Researchers have shown that increasing language exposure during NICU admission is associated with better long-term language development.
We are excited to share with you our newest program, “Lullabies of Love,” that we are launching in the next month at two of our NICU partners, Holy Redeemer Hospital & Medical Center in Pennsylvania and Reston Hospital Center in Virginia. Lullabies of Love is a program that provides books for a library in the NICU and a digital voice recorder at each bed for mom and dad to record themselves reading books, singing lullabies, or talking to their baby. When unable to be at the bedside, the nurses can leave the recorders playing on repeat during certain times of the day, as appropriate.

In addition, Lullabies of Love will allow NICU parents to take an active role in bonding with their baby by reading books and singing lullabies to their baby. During such a stressful and difficult time, this program will empower parents to be involved in their baby’s care and will hopefully provide a sense of normalcy in an otherwise unexpected situation.

We hope to raise additional funds to bring Lullabies of Love to additional NICUs next year. As you start to think about your year-end charitable donations, we hope you will keep The Superhero Project in mind. Also this year, the 2021 CARES Act extension allows those who do not itemize taxes to still receive a tax deduction of $300 and $600 for those married and filing jointly.

One of our Superheroes!

Amanda Duffy

My name is Amanda Duffy and I am a Registered Nurse, Superhero Project board member and proud NICU mom of two beautiful Girls, Ella and Ava .

I became extremely passionate about supporting babies and families in the NICU in 2018 when our first daughter made her unexpected early arrival at 34 weeks due to preeclampsia. While I spent several days in the hospital recovering from delivery complications I received a care package with a hand written note from Kelly, founder of the Superhero Project & NICU mom offering love and support. From that moment forward I knew this was where I needed to be and started working on bringing awareness to the NICU. One year later we welcomed our second baby girl Ava who was born at 36 weeks due to Placenta Abruption.

 I understand first hand the stressors that come along with leaving your baby in the NICU and the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment when you find out you baby is finally coming home. This major milestone is the moment every family waits for and deserves to be celebrated for the amazing accomplishment that it is. My hope is that every family feels the love and support for their NICU Superhero the same way I feel for mine when they receive this hand made graduation day care package on discharge day!

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Donation Total: $50.00

Thank you to our amazing donors!

We've raised $100.00 for The Superhero Project!

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