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Roanoke mom inspired by NICU experience, creates Books for Babies

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A Roanoke mom is using her heartbreaking child delivery experience to make a difference for other moms.

Ashleigh Fisher's premature son, Nate, spent 7 weeks in the NICU at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was so small his father's wedding ring fit around his little foot.

Now, Nate is a healthy, growing little baby boy.

Despite all the trauma surrounding his birth there is a shining light, a new project called “Books for Babies.”

“We changed his diaper and things like that, but not until we actually brought him books and read with him every day did we really make that bridge between feeling like a visitor at the NICU and feeling like his parents,” explained Ashleigh.

Her wanting to give other NICU parents that same bonding experience is how “Books for Babies” came about.

If you would like to make a financial or book donation contact the Roanoke Valley Reading Council at

You can send checks to - Roanoke Valley Reading Council, 3838 Welcome Valley Road Roanoke, VA 24014.
Donations are also being collected at Christ Lutheran Church and the Roanoke Peds office on Postal Drive.  


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