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Jennifer had come to love the life she had built—she was doing research in chemical engineering, a field she was deeply passionate about, studying to land her dream job of becoming a lecturer, and finally en route to giving her daughter Izzy a sibling. But, in November 2019, with the birth of Charlotte, Jennifer’s life as she knew it changed […]
Ashley Fielding is affiliated with Hope for HIE, both as a provider on the medical advisory board and as an HIE mom herself. She has been a pediatric physical therapist (PT) for ten years. She was drawn to this field for the variety of settings she was able to work in—from the early intervention setting to the school setting—and for […]
“Live as if you’ll die tomorrow, learn as if you’ll live forever.” -Mohandas Gandhi Krystina and Tristan have a seven-year-old daughter, Adriana, and a son, Quentin, who was born in 2020. Adriana’s birth was traumatic for first-time parents Krystina and Tristan. When Krystina went to the hospital to be induced, Adriana’s heartbeat couldn’t be located, so Krystina had to undergo […]
As a single mother whose first child was born with severe HIE in the era of COVID-19, Hope has experienced firsthand the immense isolation associated with raising a medically complex child. But she has also experienced firsthand what true support looks like, whether through her mother always being there to serve as an extra set of hands or through the […]
“To parents who have recently experienced an HIE event with their new baby—I am so very sorry that you and your baby are going through this. I want to share with you the best thing that I learned to be true. In those first days, your touch, voice, and fierce unconditional love is what makes your baby’s heart full. You […]
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