Hello! I know this is probably the scariest time of your life. I am more than willing to talk to you and share my stories of the NICU. My son is a happy and healthy 4 year old now. How I wish they had this when my son was in. I felt that I was all alone with all these big medical terms following me around.

I was afraid to touch my son, with the fear that I may screw something up, or hurt him. But once I did kangaroo care with him, I was hooked.

Here is our story. My son was born 2 ½ months early and was in the NICU for 2 ½ months. He had NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis). He had absent diagnostic flow before he was born.

He also had feeding issues. He would eat and throw it up, or wouldn't eat from the bottle at all. He went home with the tube in his nose and we worked with him day and night to get his weight up and feeding from a bottle.

I am here to help anyone I can. I am also involved in the March of Dimes walk in Akron as the Family Team Chairman for 2014. If you would like to hear more about that I can help.

" /> Meet Jennifer K., Parent Mentor | Akron Children's Hospital Skip to main content
To reach our Akron campus on marathon morning, Sept. 29, please follow these driving directions.
Go to homepage

Meet Jennifer K., Parent Mentor at Akron Children's Hospital

Jennifer K.

Jennifer's Story

Hello! I know this is probably the scariest time of your life. I am more than willing to talk to you and share my stories of the NICU. My son is a happy and healthy 4 year old now. How I wish they had this when my son was in. I felt that I was all alone with all these big medical terms following me around.

I was afraid to touch my son, with the fear that I may screw something up, or hurt him. But once I did kangaroo care with him, I was hooked.

Here is our story. My son was born 2 ½ months early and was in the NICU for 2 ½ months. He had NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis). He had absent diagnostic flow before he was born.

He also had feeding issues. He would eat and throw it up, or wouldn't eat from the bottle at all. He went home with the tube in his nose and we worked with him day and night to get his weight up and feeding from a bottle.

I am here to help anyone I can. I am also involved in the March of Dimes walk in Akron as the Family Team Chairman for 2014. If you would like to hear more about that I can help.

Jennifer is a parent mentor for these conditions: Necrotizing Enterocolitis.

Jennifer is a mentor for these care services: Developmental Delay, Feeding and Nutrition, Gastroenterology, NICU

Contact Jennifer


Mentor Gallery Photo

Send a message to Jennifer K.

Name *

Email *

Phone

Jennifer K. is a parent mentor for these conditions: Necrotizing Enterocolitis . Jennifer K. is a parent mentor for these care services: Developmental Delay, Feeding and Nutrition, Gastroenterology, NICU .

Type the condition or care services for which you would like guidance : *

Additional Comments

Please verify you are a human: