Carolina Strong: Group of volunteers creates clothing, gifts for preemies

FORT MILL, S.C. — As we wrap up Prematurity Awareness Month in November, shine a light on our littlest residents.

A group of volunteers is helping families dealing with that hurdle feel a little brighter during a dark time.

Victoria Elswick told Channel 9 that she knows the agony and heartache of having a child in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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NICU babies participate in Read Across America Day

by Alexa Erbach


Photo provided by Fox Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) – A North Carolina hospital is proving that children are never too young to benefit from the value of reading.

More adorable photos here: https://www.foxcarolina.com/2024/03/03/nicu-babies-participate-read-across-america-day/

 

NICU babies celebrate their first Halloween

Newborns in Mission Hospital’s NICU are celebrating their first Halloween.

by Anisa Snipes

Published: Oct. 31, 2023, at 8:00 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) – Newborns in Mission Hospital’s NICU are celebrating their first Halloween.

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Families who have preemies in Mission Hospital’s NICU this Easter will get to celebrate their babies’ first Easter in a special way.

by WLOS News 13

The group Preemies of the Carolinas provided onesies, blankets, books, peeps, and bunnies for Mission’s Family Support Network team members to deliver to families.

More adorable photos here: http://bit.ly/3UncKBE


(VIDEO PROVIDED BY MISSION HOSPITAL)

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Santa visits babies in Asheville NICU

By Hallie Shuler and FOX Carolina News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) – Mission Hospital was excited to greet Santa this Thursday at the NICU, just in time for baby’s first Christmas! Photos were taken and memories were made for many families whose children have to stay at the hospital during the holiday season.

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Tiny Super Heroes ready for Halloween

Prisma Health NICU celebrates its little fighters

by Jane Robelot

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Kids love picking out their Halloween costumes, parents love posting the photos, and for 20 years, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate has ensured that babies spending their first Halloween in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit get that same opportunity.

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Tiny Super Heroes ready for Halloween

Prisma Health NICU celebrates its little fighters by Jane Robelot

GREENVILLE, S.C. —October 30, 2023

Kids love picking out their Halloween costumes, parents love posting the photos, and for 20 years, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate has ensured that babies spending their first Halloween in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit get that same opportunity.

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Precious preemies get gifts to celebrate Dr. Seuss, reading, Mission Hospital says

by Janice Limon of WYFF


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The precious preemies were adorned in costumes created by Preemies of the Carolinas. They were dressed up as everything from Captain America to ladybugs to mermaids. Read more and see all the images of the Preemies.

Atrium Health NICU babies dress for Halloween

The babies are celebrating their first spooky day in style.

Levine Children’s celebrates Halloween with a lot of cuteness.(Courtesy: Atrium Health Levine Children’s)
By Connor Lomis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A day early, but it was too cute to wait!

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital sent pictures of its NICU babies and the facility dog, Sprout, dressed up for Halloween. The babies are celebrating their first spooky day in style.

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Carolina Strong: Group of volunteers creates clothing, gifts for preemies

Carolina Strong: Group of volunteers creates clothing, gifts for preemies

FORT MILL, S.C. — As we wrap up Prematurity Awareness Month in November, shine a light on our littlest residents.

A group of volunteers is helping families dealing with that hurdle feel a little brighter during a dark time.

Victoria Elswick told Channel 9 that she knows the agony and heartache of having a child in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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Too cute! NICU babies celebrate their first Halloween

Cape Fear Valley Health posts images of infants in costume

Babies in Levine Children’s NICU don special Halloween costumes

by Author: Matthew Ablon (WCNC)

The costumes were created and donated for the littlest ones to wear!

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The Christmas Spirit is alive at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Atrium Health is making the holiday’s “tiniest patients” feel at home this Christmas as families celebrate the magical time of year.


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How to Bring Comfort & Hope to Preemies & Their Families in the Carolinas

Knitting for Charity

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Happy Halloween from Preemies of the Carolinas

By Molly Grantham

This group supports eight local hospitals throughout both Carolinas. They provide hats, inspirational hearts for bonding and blankets throughout the year. But at Halloween, they get a little extra creative. I mean, how cute are these pictures?

All these babies are in Novant Health’s Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. After getting approval from the parents of these little ones, Jennifer Opferman (with Preemies of the Carolinas) sent me these pictures.

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Butterflies, ladybugs and mermaids: Charlotte preemies dress up for Halloween

by Author: Mitzi Morris

Preemies of the Carolinas visited Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center on Monday to deck out the babes in festive gear.

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Levine Children’s NICU Babies Dressed up for International Women’s Day with Special Onesies

The littlest future women wore comfortable clothes themed after inspiring women!

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Making their first Christmas special

Precious preemies dress in holiday outfits

by Cliff Mehrtens

PublishedDec. 21, 2018

The smallest patients are celebrating the holidays in grand style.

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina have donned festive gear as the holidays fast approach. Their outfits included red hats and Santa costumes trimmed in white, knitted green snowflake hats, blankets and colorful bibs with “My First Christmas” stitching.

Preemies of the Carolinas, a nonprofit run by volunteer Jennifer Opferman, put together the packets for families, which also included fluffy purple socks, books, writing journals and inspirational hearts.

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North Carolina preemies dressed like superheroes will melt your heart

Thanks to some wonderful non-profit organizations, some of Novant Health’s smallest patients were all dressed up as superheroes on National Superhero Day!

Author: Meilin Tompkins

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Thanks to some wonderful non-profit organizations, some of Novant Health’s smallest patients were all dressed up as superheroes on National Superhero Day!

Novant Health said these adorable costumes help show off the superpowers preemies have; powers include, Kryptonite cuteness, power napping, and the ability to melt your heart.

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