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Our triplets were born three months early. I quickly realized there were no books to explain their special arrival, so I wrote one.
Our triplets were born three months early. I quickly realized there were no books to explain their special arrival, so I wrote one.
Our triplets were born three months early. I quickly realized there were no books to explain their special arrival, so I wrote one.
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Soon is a children's book that takes the reader on the hopeful journey of being born a preemie, the ups and downs of NICU life and finally, coming home.

There was no book to describe our journey. One of our daughters passed away during her first week of life and our surviving son and daughter spent nearly three months fighting for their lives.

When they finally came home we knew words couldn't describe their journey. The books full of new parents bringing home full term babies soon after they were born didn't come close to telling the story of the long road home our babies traveled.

Our little miracles are now six and I've thought again and again about what I would like them to know about their birth and days in the NICU. I want them to know how happy we were when they arrived, how grateful we were that they survived and how our hearts burst wide open when we finally, finally got to bring them home.

So I told them. I put the story of having a preemie and being a preemie into a children's book that parents of preemies could read to their children. In words a little one can understand, "Soon" tells the story of a baby born too soon and a baby who will come home… 

soon.

Risks and challenges

This will be my first published book. The only risks involved are a fluctuation in the timeline. I'm determined to make this book happen, it's already written. I just need your support to help the story come alive.

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    An autographed "Soon" postcard signed by the author and sent to you on book release day.

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    Receive the ebook version of "Soon" (for Kindle, iPad, iPhone, nook, etc.)

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    Receive a first edition copy of "Soon" OR have one donated to any NICU in North America. (international orders, please add shipping cost to your pledge)

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    In addition to your first edition copy of "Soon" the name(s) of your favorite preemie(s) will be printed on the dedication page. (For example "To Parker, our little superhero, from Mom and Dad.")

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    *For international donations*
    In addition to your first edition copy of "Soon" the name(s) of your favorite preemie(s) will be printed on the dedication page. (For example "To Parker, our little superhero, from Mom and Dad.")

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    A first edition, autographed copy of "Soon" with the name(s) of your favorite preemie(s) inside and a copy of "Soon" dedicated to a NICU or organization of your choice in the name of your choosing.

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    *For international donations*
    A first edition, autographed copy of "Soon" with the name(s) of your favorite preemie(s) inside and a copy of "Soon" dedicated to a NICU or organization of your choice in the name of your choosing.

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