About the Baby Ethan Foundation
The Baby Ethan Foundation was founded in 2010 by Janine Freed, whose personal experience inspired her to start this organization.
Janine's son Ethan was born at 27 weeks, weighing a mere 1.06kg. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, spent his first 3 months in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and at his young age, has already undergone a number of surgical procedures.
Through her own experience of having a premature baby with special needs, Janine's vision and determination is to improve the facilities of the NICU's in which these premature babies begin their lives.
Janine is also passionate about acknowledging the nurses and medical staff who care for these babies.
- To facilitate a comfortable environment for premature babies to flourish within a NICU which is otherwise reliant on government funding.
- To create a "happy" working environment for NICU staff which makes them feel comfortable and appreciated.
- To create a friendly and warm environment for parents/legal guardians to care for their children in the NICU.
- To provide parents/legal guardians with assistance in terms of basic necessities for the care of their babies.
- To create a sustainable partnership in which both the Foundation and the hospital have responsibilities.