After spending 116 days In the NICU and experiencing a trauma I never thought I’d know; I decided to create a space for other families experiencing that same trauma.
~Carrita Flie, The Premium Promise Project
I am excited to share my interview with Carrita from The Premium Promise Project. The work they are doing is amazing and much needed! Make sure to connect and support on Instagram and Website
Tell us your story and how The Premium Promise Project began.
In 2017 I gave birth to my son Isaac at 26 weeks exactly. I had received a cerclage at 21 weeks, but I guess my little guy was just eager to meet his family! After spending 116 days In the NICU and experiencing a trauma I never thought I’d know; I decided to create a space for other families experiencing that same trauma. I wanted to share Isaac’s story to inspire others. To let other moms know that there is still hope even when your birth doesn’t quite go as planned.
What kind of impact do you hope that your organization can have?
I hope that other NICU moms will come across my organization and realize that they are not alone. They have so many other moms who are willing to walk hand and hand with them as they navigate this unexpected journey.
What is the biggest concern facing your clients today?
The guilt of having a child in the NICU. Most times as moms we carry the weight of feeling as if we did something wrong and that’s why our sweet babies came too early. Freeing ourselves of that guilt and truly working towards healing is essential for us moms.
What inspires you to keep advocating for families in crisis?
I know what it’s like to be ignored, be told that it’s nothing when actually it’s something life threatening. I understand that sometimes doctors and medical professionals are overwhelmed and see your case as just another number. But our babies are so much more than just another medical case. We must be their voice and fight for them until we are heard.
How can someone help support your mission and organization?
Sharing our Platforms and story to bring awareness is always appreciated. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated as we do have families who are unable to provide the essentials needed for their babies after NICU discharge.
Please share anything else you would like to include such as sales or coupon codes, advice, etc.
My book “You’re Still Here” can be purchased on Amazon.