Thank you for taking the time to learn about our dream of printing a board book for NICU families. For a year I created artwork along with words for a board book. The book is entitled My Mighty Little One. I am self-publishing, which means I am not going through an outside publisher. I will be using a printer that prints board books in the U.S. called PintSize Publications. Once printed, I will be selling and giving copies of this book to local hospitals, libraries, and several other community resources. I will also place it for sale on Amazon. I have had it translated into Spanish as well so that more families can read this book to their child in their home language.
What do we need help with?
First of all, prayer, always. :)
Second, share this gofundme link with anyone you think would be interested.
Third, if you are able to support financially the funding would go directly to the printing costs and ISBN aquisition.
Our hope is to have funding by June 4th, 2018 and have it printed this summer.
I thought of a book like this after our son Micah's 3 month stay in the NICU during the fall of 2016. Born at 29 weeks gestation, he went through many hurdles before his discharge from the hospital.
During our visits we loved holding him as much as we could and also reading to him. As an an early childhood teacher, an artist, and now a parent - I longed for a board book with images of premature babies and their families.
As he settled into our family at home this was one thing I set out to do in the past year. I have received gracious encouragement and support from other NICU families, and some of these families are featured in the book. The following verse expresses my desire to share encouragement with other families.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
I am grateful for any kind of support you are able and willing to offer. We are extremely grateful for the wonderful support of so many family and friends during and after Micah's early arrival into the world.
Thank you to Jaci Greenhill and Gretchen Logterman for their editing and consultation.
Thank you to Laura Price for her translation of the words into Spanish.
Thank you for your kind consideration!
Sarah, Sam, and Micah Elniff