Strive2Thrive is a non-profit event partnered with Caiden's Hope foundation determined to help NICU families thrive! Our son, Nathaniel, was born 3 months early with a life threatening illness and he not only survived...he now thrives! He will be one soon and instead of having a typical birthday party we wanted to celebrate his life by giving back to those who need it most. The tiniest warriors are fighting the biggest battles and they need their family to help them! Throug this event we hope to gather money for Caiden's Hope (a 501c3 registered non-profit organization) to give NICU families money for hotel rooms, gas cards, and money for food so they can be close to their NICU babies and stop worrying about money and focus on their sick newborn.
In the 3 months we were in the NICU with our son, we spent over $100 a week in gasoline and food. We did all we could to see our little warrior every single day. Our drs and nurses have told us that our son is doing so well because he always had someone there for him. Many parents live even further away than we did and can't see their baby every day due to the price of travel or lodging. It's the desire for everyone at Caiden's Hope and Strive 2 Thrive to make vistiting everyday a possibility for NICU parents.