KicKee Pants' NICU for YOU- Sweet Baby Grady

Hoag Hospital

Attn: NICU

Hoag Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Referred By: Ashlea Pollard Schmalz

I'm so proud of our little fighter and wanted to share his story.  My water broke at 33 weeks and 3 days.  I was admitted into the hospital and they were able to slow down my labor and keep him baking long enough for me to receive the 2 doses of steroids to help develop his lungs.  After 58 hours of labor Grady Lee was born at 34 weeks.  He spent 2 weeks in the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach NICU.  These were 2 of the scariest weeks of our life.  He was initially admitted with the CPAP, feeding tube, and multiple IVs.  The nurses and doctors at Hoag were amazing.  They eased our mind and reassured us through this roller coaster.  They treated us like family and that is how we still think of them.  Grady continued to be a fighter even after all his breathing issues were resolved and he was discharged.  He would only take bottles with pumped milk for the first 3 months.  The lactation consultant continued to come to our house weekly and work on his latching and suck, swallow, breathe pattern.  At 8 months old, I'm happy to say that Grady now weighs 20lbs 3oz and is still nursing like a champ.  We are forever grateful to our NICU family and love them dearly.  Thank you for all that your company does to promote prematurity awareness and give back to our community.


Help us Celebrate and Support NICU Babies

Every day thousands of babies are born too soon, too small, and often very sick. We are here to celebrate them as well as raise awareness for NICU support nationwide. 

This donation campaign is very special to us as we have chosen to give back to the NICUs that mean something to you. Help us give back to them so they can make the stay of a future family a comfortable one. 

We are encouraging, YOU, or amazing KP fans, to send a gift, big or small, to this NICU or another one of your choice from our approved list , referred by the 25 KP followers who have shared their courageous stories with us. On behalf of these little ones, let's pull together and SPREAD THE LOVE!  We will be matching every single donation that comes in 1 for 1, until April 25th. Let the giving begin! 


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