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Parents helping parents in the NICU

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on October 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Seeing your baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be a really a frightening experience for parents. At St. Luke's, there is a parent mentoring program to help parents through the process. It's all about parents being there for other parents, and it's working.

This week's Seven's Hero is about a local woman who decided to become a parent mentor after her daughter Tessa spent 56 days in the NICU. She was born with hydrocephalus, but over a year later - she's doing great! 

Check out her special story:

For more information on joining a Hydrocephalus Support Group locally, you can email the Olsen family directly at:

They would love to hear from you!