Patient Leader


Austin, TX


Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Podcast

Kelli Kelley is Founder of Hand to Hold and mother of two children born preterm - Jackson born at 24 weeks in 2000 and Lauren born at 34 weeks in 2003. The NICU Now podcast reaches 1,000+ listeners a week less than three months after its Feb. 2017 launch. It has been downloaded in 45 of the 50 United States and 28 countries on six continents.  — Anne

This organization was started by a NICU who understands the process, the emotions, fears and questions related to the NICU journey. The podcast makes this support available 24/7 for families, no matter where they are, removing so many barriers to traditional family support. They now have a series available for staff bringing support to caregivers.  — Sara

Hand to Hold's blog ensures parents they are not alone. A combination of helpful articles authored by NICU professionals, valuable information on prematurity and the NICU, and stories from parent voices sharing their own experiences, NICU parents come to the blog for resources, information, and touching stories of strength and healing.  — Leigh Ann


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