Hospital Heroes Make a Lasting Impact on New Parents

NICU moms, so touched by their Hospital Heroes’ care, decided to become nurses, too.

When Hannah Oliver’s daughter Abby was five weeks old, she stopped breathing. She was rushed to the NICU and was placed on a ventilator for six weeks.

The NICU nurses cared for Abby like she was one of their own — they watched her, held her, and gave her the extra care and attention she needed to recover. Hannah was so inspired watching the Hospital Heroes care for her daughter that she decided to be a NICU nurse, too.

"I couldn't have made it without them,” she said. “I just said to myself, 'I want to go back to do this.’"

So Hannah went to nursing school as a former NICU mom, and became a NICU nurse. And she’s not the only one: Seven of her colleagues are also former NICU moms. These nurses understand the rollercoaster of emotions in the NICU because they’ve been there with their own kids. And they can now use that experience to connect with new parents.

Read more about the moms turned nurses via Fox 5 Atlanta

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