My name is Jennifer Sesniak, and I am the Founder and President of I See You NICU.
We are a North Florida-based nonprofit striving to develop a support network for past,
present, and future NICU families.
Our story started in the NICU, 3 years ago, I went into premature labor at 28 weeks with our son, Logan. He was born on December 1, 2018, weighing 2 lbs 8 oz and 14 inches long. The rollercoaster that ensued after that moment is nothing you can mentally prepare yourself or
your family for. The experience of seeing your baby in a plastic box with wires connected everywhere, having to ask permission to hold your child, the long list of medical terms, the alarms, the late-night phone calls you hoped would never come, the constant ups and downs
to the minute as the journey of our experience continued for what felt like a never-ending 81days. There is one thing about the NICU experience, it doesn't ever leave you. You are left with memories, good and bad, an experience you wish no one else has to bear, and a long road towards healing that continues to this day. I am grateful every day for the amazing hero doctors and nurses that helped us along the way. It truly never ends - a large portion of NICU families will go home, knowing that their child/children will have the possibility of challenges in
their development or ongoing medical conditions. The worry of a NICU parent goes years past the hospital stay.
During our time in the NICU, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression/anxiety and experiencing symptoms of PTSD. I decided not long after our NICU graduation that there was a void and lack of support that needed to be filled and I wanted to help other parents
experiencing a NICU life. I decided to take a leap to share our story to help others process and heal, as well as build a strongly bonded group that has been there and just get it.