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Preemie Peace is a book that distinguishes itself from all other real-life baby stories, because a premature birth is unequaled in any/all capacities.  The category of a ‘high-risk’ pregnancy knows no boundaries, nor ethnicity, nor color, nor race, nor preferences, and a premature birth as well, shares such non-exclusivities.

Preemie Peace is about the real-life challenges and the inevitable successes that came from 17 years of living, and that experience is still as relevant and as palpable today, to any/all preemie parents/family, as it was 17 years ago.

Preemie Peace will offer the insight into the simplest of thought, that a premature child that is born, is just that – born too early, yet the depth of the unknown that comes along with such an experience, introduces each of us as family members to the mammoth journey of an uncharted arena, statistically few have walked through, both skillfully & unscathed.

Preemie Peace walks you through countless scenarios and insurmountable points of view, challenges, setbacks, and victories.  It allows the reader to feel the intense thrust that galvanized a woman’s entire being in having been forced to instantly welcome the foreign reality that her path of giving birth was to be drastically different during this particular birth, and that the unknown was simply that – unknown.

Preemie Peace will delve into and offer a transparent look into the life of Alec Sullivan Leitman and it will journey through his present day accomplishments, struggles and medical challenges since his birth at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola NY.

Preemie Peace will remain the dedicated Foundation to receive, value & utilize all donations given.  100% of all donations will go directly to the Leitman Neonatal Research Foundation, (LNRF), because the knowledge and the future of medical success/vision was derived solely from experience; from having been deeply involved as participants of clinical research studies, from the fortitude of parental determination, and due to the differentiating factor of our journey having been peppered by adept, expertly-sound scientific minds, who book-ended Alec’s journey to his successful state, presently.

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Alec Sullivan Leitman is my son, our son, the essence and root of where this book has been birthed from. To introduce this book is a bit fibrous because of not really knowing where to begin. Personally, the book came into vision when Alec was 13 months old, yet it began when he was born. It was put to paper when he was a bit over a year in age, due to having found myself in need of wanting to recall how utterly alien and detrimentally dire our scenario was within the birth of our son, and as time had passed, I found that I couldn’t ‘feel’ how scary all the unknown had been, so I decided to sit still and recollect it all; hence chapter #1.

I not only found it cathartic and inspirational, but found I had this pull, or ‘tug’ to want to share his story with everyone. I can still potently remember having a need to want to read something while I had been “upside down” in a specialized section, or ‘wing’, of our community hospital, waiting to give birth. I was due to stay in this ‘upside down’ position; a 45 degree angle where my feet were elevated higher than my head, for an anticipated four months, or until gestation, and reading trendy gossip was very unfulfilling, as was any virtuous, Biblical text, nor any scientific explanation that would come from a NICU text.

Secondly, Preemie Peaces was written to serve the women who were, and the women who are presently lying upside down at a 45 degree angle hoping that the position they are in, is aiding nature so to help the baby to ‘stay in-womb’ for one more minute, one more hour, one more day, one more week have something to read, something to literally hold on to; Hope..!

As time moved forward, and I began building a book, not just a story, I found that people from all walks of life who inquired, or even read parts of it were absolutely intrigued by the severity of such an experience, and the slow but steady victories the stories contained, made it that more magnetic for everyone to ‘want’ it. Each non-preemie parent’s reaction helped teach me to lessen my exclusivity to this text in it not being solely for ‘us’, the parents of the most fragile, but moreso for the populace. It opened my bias, it offered clarity that the reality was that we are all human and we are all moved by inspiration, resilience, victories both big and small – even micro-preemie small…….

Preemie Peaces will pierce your soul, it will galvanize your anticipation into microscopic particles of optimistic promise and it will move you towards an enlightenment that human vivacity can grow into a mountain, from having been born tinier than a molehill.

100% OF ALL DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO the Leitman Neonatal Research Foundation.

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ALL PROCEEDS FROM both THE PHYSICAL BOOK ORDER &/OR THE EREADER BOOK DOWNLOAD, WILL GO DIRECTLY TO the Preemie Peace, LLC. By each year’s end, each hospital will receive a check written directly to them for 50% return of their cumulative books ordered. The remaining revenue balance will go directly to the Leitman Neonatal Research Foundation, which will be allocated for research grants, specifically serving neonatologists’ scientific research initiatives toward improving outcome, beginning 2016.

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