Adriane Rodriguez has been an ICU baby volunteer since October 2019. Her daughter was a NICU baby and she joined the team to help other parents experiencing similar journeys. Before the pandemic, Adriane would visit Holtz Children’s Hospital every Wednesday offering parent-to-parent support bedside, delivering NICU Packs, and helping parents learn to use their Baby K’tan carriers for skin-to-skin care and baby wearing when they went home. While COVID has prevented us from visiting the unit, Adriane generously continues helping families navigate their NICU journeys through our parent-to-parent telesupport program. Adriane supports her families with humility and compassion and advocates for them until each challenge is met with a family-centered and whole solution.
Adriane has also instilled the value of helping others in her young children, by volunteering their time as a family to help prepare NICU Packs to be delivered to NICU families. We are grateful for Adriane… she is a light in the ICU baby family and the greater NICU community.