"The holidays can be an especially emotional time for families in the NICU," Michelle Manuel told ABC News. "Babies here are usually born premature or sick and they may spend weeks or months growing healthy enough to go home. So providing these special families with an opportunity to celebrate the holidays in a memorial way allows them a sense of normalcy, and an opportunity to celebrate their babies' first milestones - even in the hospital - which is what every family wants to do!"
"Being a NICU parent is really tough. We didn't quite understand how tough it would be until we got here. It's a little isolating and it's sad. And you're concerned about the health of your baby...But we know this is the absolute best place for them, and they're being so well cared for," Katilyn Bunch told ABC News.