As a Speaker, Mentor, and Entrepreneur I am always looking for ways to Encourage, Empower, and Inspire others through my life experiences. On April 30, 2011 my husband and I welcomed our little miracle, Brycen Thomas, into the world. Brycen was born at just 25 weeks weighing only 1lb 9oz. There are no words to describe the emotional roller coaster that we experienced as we watched our helpless little man fight for his life month after month. However, through prayer and the overwhelming support of our family and friends, we made it through!!!
In the midst of our experience, my husband and I started www.MyPreemieRocks.com . MyPreemieRocks® exists to help raise preemie awareness while providing HOPE to parents of premature infants. Dealing with the complexities of long hospital stays in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, loss of sleep, lack of connection to your baby etc. can be exhausting mentally, emotionally, and financially. At the end of the day we want parents to rise from their experience screaming MY PREEMIE ROCKS!
We have developed a line of custom t-shirts which display the MPR logo on the front and provide space on the back for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family and friends to customize their t-shirt with the child’s birth weight. Openly displaying the child’s birth weight on the back of the shirt serves as a glimmer of HOPE for someone who may be silently experiencing the NICU journey. T-shirts are available for sale in a variety of sizes , styles, and colors. A portion of the proceeds for each sale will go toward supporting NICU families.