Our son was in the NICU for roughly 4 weeks at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Our stay was an emotional roller coaster. Throughout this time, we met many great people and participated heavily in Kate’s Kart. After grabbing a book, we would read it to our son. During this time, our minds would drift away from the anxiety that parents feel while in the NICU. For the duration of the book, we were just parents reading to our son! Believe me, anything that provides families in duress with a sense of normalcy is a noble cause in my opinion. It also helped our older children cope with the separation they felt from their brother! We would tell them the books were a gift from their brother. They loved it!!!