The Bee Mighty story begins with the birth of two miracle babies. Shaw was born 13 weeks premature, weighing just 2 pounds. Pierce was born 17 weeks premature, weighing just 1 pound and 8 ounces. Both babies spent approximately 120 days in the NICU.
Before and after their stays, our families needed more support. We struggled to navigate insurance claims and financing supplies for our children who needed extra attention, care and medical equipment. We needed counseling to navigate what had happened to our children and the fears that lingered during and after our experiences. We learned a NICU baby’s journey doesn’t end when they leave the hospital. Far from it.
So we decided to do something about it.
In 2012, Bee Mighty launched with the goal of providing medical equipment and therapy grants for NICU babies with ongoing medical challenges. That same year, Pierce’s Project was founded to provide families with premature babies and chronically ill infants care packages and mental health counseling before, during and after NICU stays.
Through their shared experiences, the leaders of these organizations became friends, and after years of conversations, it became clear that Bee Mighty and Pierce’s Project would be strongest together. In September of 2021, our NICU advocacy nonprofit organizations joined forces under the name Bee Mighty.
Bee Mighty is now an expanded organization that provides more comprehensive services for NICU babies and parents. We are so proud of what our work has made possible and so excited for what’s to come. The future of miracle babies in the greater Charlotte area has never been brighter.
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