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

1st Birthday Bash

This past Saturday, Life After NICU held our 1st Birthday Bash at the gorgeous Waubonsie Lake Park in Aurora, IL.

We had a great turnout, in spite of the chilly temps!  The weather was absolutely beautiful – bright blue skies and still breathtaking fall colors abounded.  The kids had a blast on the brand new playground and the adults certainly got their exercise keeping an eye on them.  In the end, Julie and Jeff were the lucky winners of our raffle prizes!

Special kudos to Nurse Julie, our NICU Care Coordinator and a big LAN cheerleader, and Dr. Ahmed, one of our favorite neonatologists – thank you for coming out to support us!

Lots of fun pics below…

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We would like to thank everyone who came to our 1st Birthday Bash on Saturday!  Also, a special thank you to our pro bono photographer, Chrissy Rivers, who spent the morning with us, capturing these beautiful images of our party and those who attended.  We look forward to seeing all of you again, plus those we missed, at our upcoming local events in the new year… stay tuned!

Thanks so much for your support! 🙂

– Kelly, Gena, & Aimee
Aimee Sprik About Aimee Sprik

Aimee Sprik (IL) is mother to Connor, born unexpectedly early at 26 weeks, in December 2008, due to an infection. Connor, with his parents, survived a complicated 120-day NICU stay, which changed their lives forever. Since bringing her son finally home, she's felt passionately about volunteering her time and resources to supporting fellow NICU parents, both at the hospital where Connor was born, and by co-founding Life after NICU, an online parent support forum now moderated by Hand to Hold. You can follow Aimee on her personal blog, Sprik Space, or send her an email.

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