Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

Supporter Spotlight

Hand to Hold is fortunate to have so many wonderful supporters to help spread our mission of providing support to NICU families. Today we’re highlighting three special people who have generously supported us in the last few months through their incredible acts of service.

Karen Saunders, Bambinos Boutique

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Karen Saunders, owner of Bambinos Baby & Children’s Boutique in San Antonio, Texas.

Karen Saunders is the owner of Bambinos Boutique, a baby store and clothing line based in San Antonio, Texas. After 15 years in banking and bringing hime two NICU grads, Karen decided to leave the corporate world for the entrepreneur life. Now she curates, creates and customizes clothing and essentials for little ones and is passionate about helping families of all babies, including the tiniest and most fragile.

Karen has periodically hosted shopping events at Bambinos, with a portion of the proceeds going to Hand to Hold, including Giving Tuesday in November, when she donated proceeds from sales that day. Bambinos is currently working on the 25th anniversary Fiesta medal, and all proceeds of the medal will also benefit Hand to Hold. She is hoping these events create more awareness about Hand to Hold in the San Antonio area. [Continue reading]

How A Random Act Of Kindness Help Us Through Our NICU Journey

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It was typical morning in the NICU, a place that felt like home after months of daily visits. As I sat watching my daughter sleep, a nurse walked up to me with a package in hand. It was addressed to Peyton, my lone surviving triplet. I quickly opened … [Continue reading]

112 Miles for 112 Days in the NICU

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Lord help me, I hate to run! Seriously, I really want to be a runner! I want one of those cool 26.2 car window decals. I want to experience that runner's high people keep telling me about. I set a goal to run 112 miles in one month in honor of my … [Continue reading]

Tiny Addicts: How America’s Opioid Crisis Affects Babies

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Every 25 minutes the world's tiniest and most vulnerable souls, just hours old, are victims of a vastly growing opioid epidemic. The second the cord is cut, separating a mother from child, the tough road begins. Born addicts against their will, they … [Continue reading]

7 Tips for Advocating for Your Kids

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It’s true; nothing can ever really prepare you for being a parent. As a mom or dad you probably never thought you would also be advocating for your child as medical investigator, insurance expert and crisis interventionist. And just when you think … [Continue reading]