April is HIE Awareness Month! Last month, we introduced you to Hope for HIE, a non-profit organization founded by parents of children diagnosed with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).The organization serves thousands of families worldwide promoting awareness, education, and support. The organization encourages families to connect online and offline through annual retreats and planned family meetups. Click To Tweet
This month, in honor of HIE Awareness month, Hope for HIE has launched their Choose Hope campaign. The campaign allows individuals or organizations to download and customize digital tools to print or share on social media to raise awareness and HOPE for families affected by HIE.
You can check out their tools and download here: https://www.hopeforhie.org/hieawarenessmonth
Don’t forget about their support package program!
Families can request a care package themselves, and you can also request (3) packages to keep-on-hand in your unit to hand out to families who are new to HIE, whether at birth (cooled or not cooled), or in early childhood (near SIDS, etc.)