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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. I am a NICU mom of two, Girl mom x 3, and a Registered Nurse. My first daughter was born IUGR at 34 weeks due to severe preeclampsia. We had a very traumatic delivery and recovery but fortunately her tiny 3lb self was determined to show the world she was small but mighty! 13 months later I was admitted for partial placenta abruption and a couple weeks after that we welcomed our second daughter, NICU baby #2 at 36 weeks. She too was determined and strong just like her sister. 3 years later we had our third, and only non NICU daughter at 38 weeks. This was a huge accomplishment for us and although she did not have NICU time she has been a NICU superhero supporter since birth!

In addition to motherhood, I am passionate about helping people during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives in my nursing career. I never expected to be the one in that vulnerable state needing the help and support. The support we received from Kelly and The Superhero Project gave us a sense of hope during the most difficult time of our lives. It was so helpful to have guidance and support from other parents who have experienced the challenges of having their babies in the NICU and I am so grateful to pay that same support forward to current and future families.

I have helped assemble and distribute welcome packages since my commitment to The Superhero Project and have since created two well loved programs, NICU graduation and Lullabies of Love that can be viewed on our website!

I am happy to help offer support and packages for you and your family during your NICU experience and look forward to connecting!

did you have lullabies of love in your nicu?

We would appreciate your feedback on this program by completing a very brief survey so we can better understand its impact on your NICU journey.


Lullabies of Love

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Donation Total: $50.00

Thank you to our amazing donors!

We've raised $100.00 for The Superhero Project!


Joseph McMahon

October 23, 2021

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