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Lauren’s Story: Terrible Things Happened, But George Happened Too

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

“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 […]

Crystal’s Story: Focus on Where You’re At, Not Where You Should Be

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

At the time of Maddie’s birth, Crystal and her husband, Kevin, were residing in San Diego. Crystal was working on the administrative side at Kaiser Permanente, while Kevin worked in the finance department of their local children’s hospital. Up until the thirty-seven week mark, Crystal’s pregnancy seemed to be running smoothly, so never did she picture she’d become so intimately […]

Ashley’s Story: Being Gavin’s Mommy, Not His Therapist

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

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 […]

Krystina & Tristan’s Story: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

“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 […]

Hope’s Story: Holding Onto Her Namesake

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

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 […]

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