Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bikes Blues and BBQ Helps Support the Jackson L. Graves Foundation

The Jackson L. Graves Foundation is dedicated to supporting critically ill infants, and their families, in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital.

We wouldn't be able to make such a big impact on the lives and futures of families during such trying and scary times without the help of such wonderful events, such as Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, and the generosity and support of our community.

Healing is an art, a combination of bold gestures and subtle nuances. The latter come in many forms, but none are more important than the work we do to improve the quality of life for neonatal and pediatric patients and families involved in critical care situations. We exist to provide family-centered care in the NICU environment to make trying times as comfortable, complete, hopeful and peaceful as possible.

We fund numerous projects to further research into recurring conditions, specialize training for nursing care, acquire special equipment needed for long term NICU patients and families, in addition to addressing immediate needs for families, such as toiletries and diapers. We are also in a partnership with the Arkansas Children's Hospital to create a resource library for parents and families of hospitalized infants, update their sibling playroom, and enhance support services for families.

We recently worked with Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville to fund the completion of their milk lab with the addition of two waterless milk warmers as well as a recliner to aid parents in Kangaroo Care.  We have also partnered with Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Northwest Arkansas to provide CD players and classical music for each bedside as well as a new implementation of a noise monitoring system for the NICU.

We wouldn't be able to make such a big impact on the lives and futures of families during such trying and scary times without the help of such wonderful events, such as Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, and the generosity and support of our community. Thank you for helping us to continue such important work.

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