September 24, 2019
Worry, fear and lack of sleep can all take a toll on parents whose babies spend time in the newborn intensive care unit, or NICU, due to premature birth or other health problems. At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, this unit is making an extra effort to brighten those long days for parents with its Wall of Hope.
The month-old display features photos and stories from children who spent time in the neonatal unit four or five years ago and are now living happy lives at home.
Overland Park photographer Jessica Strom shot all the photos, which include images of the children during their NICU stays and from this year.