Local Couple Helping Parents of NICU Babies This Christmas Eve

Spending the holidays with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a hospital is no fun, and Brittany and Brian Boet want to help out, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The local couple started "Bryce's NICU Project" after their baby son Bryce spent Brittany's first Mother's Day in the NICU.

So today, the Boets and their friends and other volunteers are spending this Christmas Eve day delivering gifts to families who are helping their babies recover in 10 NICU's around the city.

This is the first organization in the city that focuses 100% of its resources on the parents of NICU babies regardless of the reason for their NICU baby's stay.

"Our hearts desire is to reach out to the parents with babies in the NICU to let them know that they are not alone. We do this by providing them with various gifts of love. Gift bags, food, journals, emotional support, and encouragement are just a few of the ways we determine to show our support," Brittany and Brian said.

Bryce suffered from a near fatal heart defect at birth in 2015 and is now a happy, healthy baby.  Brittany says she was given a gift from a stranger that Mother's Day when she and Brian were in the NICU with Bryce and she vowed at the time to try to provide similar inspiration to other parents who find themselves in that situation over Christmas.


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