First, Lenore published a short story in Mutha Magazine in 2018. Then, Lenore found herself writing a 186-page book about her experience.
And, circa last month, the book has been published! It’s called “Release: A NICU Fairytale.” Here’s the description:
“Once upon a time, expecting parents planned the birth of their daughter just like every other family. However, circumstances unforeseen around the child’s health led to a birth unimagined. The reality felt unbelievable. The only way to understand what happened is through fairytale. A spell casted on the baby girl kept the child locked away in the hospital’s NICU with a troupe of kaleidoscopic characters. All the first time parents can do is hope they make the right decisions to break the spell and bring their baby girl home. Release is a tale of strife, endurance, and ultimately love.”
At the upcoming event, Lenore will be talking about the book, and the process of dealing with NICU trauma at our event. Register here.
Hey, guess what! One of the moms in our Family Support Department, Lenore Eklund, recently published a book! Way to go, Lenore!
We hope you'll join us in celebrating Lenore and her book, during a virtual event on October 7th.
Lenore will give us a virtual tour of her book, "Release: A NICU Fairytale." She'll also be discussing how to process NICU trauma through art.
This is a free event (held online via Zoom), but you must RSVP to participate.
PS: All participants will have the chance to win a free copy of the book!
Did you know that this week is “Direct Support Professionals” Recognition Week?
Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) work directly with our customers, and are the heart and soul of everything we do.
Currently, UCP employs around 120 DSP’s in a variety of roles. DSP’s work one-on-one with customers at home, on the job, and out in the community, ensuring that each customer has an independent and fulfilling life.
Thank you, DSP’s, for all that you do!