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Leigh Ann Torres

About Leigh Ann Torres

Online Community Coordinator, Preemie Babies 101 Lead Blogger - Leigh Ann Torres is a freelance writer, blogger and mother of three living in Austin, TX. After a short and sudden bout with severe preeclampsia, Leigh Ann’s identical twin girls were delivered at 31 weeks, spending 38 mostly uneventful days in the NICU. Two years later the Torres family welcomed another baby, this time at term, with only a mild case of preeclampsia. Leigh Ann currently runs Hand to Hold’s official blog and social media channels. When she’s not doing laundry or fulfilling requests for snacks, she usually has her nose stuck in a book. You can keep in touch with Leigh Ann on Twitter or via email.

Team Hand to Hold Featured Runners

We are one month out from the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and Paramount 5K! We’ve assembled a team of over 40 runners to fundRACE for Team Hand to Hold. Today we’re introducing some of those runners to you! Read all about who they are and why they run for NICU families. Dr. Harper & Austin […]

Reader Stories

Every once in a while readers write in to share their stories with us. These readers open their hearts to share their hope, their reasons to celebrate, and sometimes even their heartache. Here are just a few of those stories. Hisham the Super Hero My son, Hisham, was born at 23 weeks gestation in May […]

Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home

We received a complimentary copy of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home in exchange for this review. All words and opinions are that of the reviewer.  In her new memoir, Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, author Janine Kovac effortlessly weaves the story of the premature birth of her twins and her past as a professional ballerina. […]

3 Ways your End-of-Year Gift will Help NICU Families

There are only a few days left in the year, which means only a few days left to make your 2017 tax-deductible gift to Hand to Hold! To kick off our end-of-year campaign, we’re bringing you three ways your gift will be put to use supporting families in the NICU and long after they leave the […]

3 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress for NICU Families

When parents have a baby in the NICU, it can be difficult for friends and family to anticipate how to most effectively help them through this stressful and difficult time. We’ve put together three solid ways in which friends and family can help someone in the NICU this holiday season. Food NICU parents need – […]