For many of our families, the cooling process is one of the first steps of their HIE journey.
That time, hours after birth or the injury of your little one, is very uncertain and filled with questions.
Several months ago, Dr. Pia Wintermark, a neonatologist and researcher at Montreal Children's Hospital in Canada, came to Hope for HIE with a project to help answer those questions.
Their hope was to get feedback from parents who had been through the process, and knew what they would have wanted to learn early on. They wanted to use that information to create a website and informational video about HIE and the cooling process.
Hope for HIE jumped at the opportunity to reach out to parents in the early days of HIE.
"We have all been there and remember what that time felt like. Being part of this project allowed us to help fellow parents and give them a resource we didn't have," said Annie Goeller, vice president of marketing for Hope for HIE.
The end result was a video and website that parents will be directed to when their child is starting cooling, and that they can continue using in the days, weeks and months after.
Hope for HIE is so grateful to have been a part of this project.
Check it out here: http://www.neobrainparents.org/.
You can also view the video at: https://youtu.be/w8-wGLnUzIs.