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Mighty Bee Owen – April 2017

Bee Mighty first fell in love with Mighty Mom Meredith after seeing her ‘NICU RAP’ online (stay tuned). We saw her spunk and resilience from within our very familiar NICU walls. We knew we needed to know her and her story – and after her interview we fell in love with her family even more – two babies, one loss, one survivor, 25 weekers and 140 NICU days. Don’t miss this month’s Mighty Bees: Owen & Luke. Thank you Bradley and Meredith for opening your hearts for families following in your footsteps. Meredith, you made quite an impression with your NICU rap! Before we get ahead of ourselves, that you for taking the time to share your NICU journey with all of Bee Mighty. To start,  can you tell us about your family and first learning you were pregnant. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be able to share our story! You honestly do not know what it is like to go through this experience until you have gone through it yourself. We hope to be able to relate to other families and help them as they go on this journey. My husband and I had been married about a year when I first learned I was pregnant. We always knew we wanted to have children and thought we would take it slow in trying. I had been taking birth control for about 10 years, so I figured that I would get off of it let my body get use to not taking it and I would be pregnant a few months later in August...

Enter to Win a Fall Photo Shoot

Calling all Bee Mighty Babies — babies who have received a Bee Mighty grant: Enter to Win a Fall Photo Shoot with Photographer Erica Mark Email your name and two photos of your Mighty Bee (one from birth and one recent ) to Sarah at sdemig@gmail.com with the subject: MY BABY IS MIGHTY! Deadline to enter is September 26th and one winner will be randomly selected as Bee Mighty’s October Baby and receive a free photo shoot, donated by Erica Mark of Erica Mark...

2016 Bee Something for Bee Mighty

Join us as we celebrate another spectacular year of Bee Mighty and changing the lives of the mighty miracles in our community. Bee Something for Bee Mighty, presented by The Charlotte Hornets, is back by popular demand! November 12th, at the Charlotte Country Club, we will celebrate mighty NICU miracles with an exclusive lifestyle auction, dinner, dancing and diamonds, emceed by WBTV’s Molly Grantham! An evening full of fabulous auction items, prizes and surprises. Bee Mighty is a fund managed by the Novant Healthcare Foundation. Novant absorbs all administrative costs associated with a 501(c)3, allowing all funds donated to Bee Mighty to directly impact a child’s...

Bee Mighty Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Bee Mighty Join us in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 6, 2016 for the annual Bee Mighty Golf Tournament. For the third consecutive year, Shaun Dalton hosts over 130 golfers to the stunning Legacy on Lanier golf club. $120/person or $480/foursome 9am Shotgun Start 2pm Putting Contest 2:30pm Auction and Awards Ceremony Thank you to our generous sponsors! Register Online  (secure link may be slow to load) Registration Form Sponsorship Details Bee Mighty provides funding for medical therapy and equipment to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates and is a 501 (c)(3) managed by...

Hugo’s Little Heroes

Hugo’s Little Heroes – Will and Ryan Conrad 1/16/16 Will and Ryan Conrad spent 4 months in the NICU together after being born at 25 weeks, receiving therapy and equipment through the help of Bee Mighty. Earlier this week, the twins were Hugo The Hornet‘s guest as part of the Hugo’s Little Hero program! Through this program, presented by Sprite, Will and Ryan signed a contract to be a part of the team for the day and participated in a handful of on-court activities during the game! The Hugo’s Little Heroes program, presented by Sprite, helps honor and encourage patients who have had a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit stay and have received therapy or equipment through the help of Bee Mighty. Watch...

January Mighty Bee

Mighty Mom: Tricia Asbra Mighty Family: Aaron (dad), Tricia (mom), Andrew (11), Benjamin (11), Kate (8). Grandma and Papa also live with us.   Tricia, tell us first learning you were pregnant and your pregnancy?  We were just getting ready to celebrate our first wedding anniversary when I started feeling dizzy and nauseated. I figured I was just getting sick, but then a co-worker suggested I take a pregnancy test. We had decided to go off birth control about a month before, but I was told that it should take me several months to a year to get pregnant. I went home and took a test and it IMMEDIATELY came back positive. We were so excited! We went to my first appointment with my OBGYN and they told me I was VERY pregnant and likely much farther along than I thought I was. My hormone levels were significantly higher than someone who should have been only 6 weeks pregnant. Because of all of this, they sent me for an ultrasound a week later. During that ultrasound, I was complaining to my doctor about all of the severe pregnancy symptoms I seemed to be having: bad any-time of the day sickness, already out of my regular clothes and quickly outgrowing my first set of maternity pants. She said, “Let’s not talk about ‘normal’ for a second. There’s one heartbeat, there’s two, and there’s a third!” It was at that point that I saw all three babies up on the ultrasound screen for the first time. I was having spontaneous triplets! After their birth, we found out that all three were...

Santa for NICU Grads

Bee Mighty is partnering with Pierce’s Project to bring a germ conscious Santa to NICU grads!











Hops and Shops at Atherton Market

Hops & Shops Holiday MarketEat, drink and be merry at Atherton Mill and Market on Wednesday, December 9th from 6-9pm. Check off your shopping list with gifts from local Charlotte artisans and entrepreneurs while you sip craft beer from Triple C Brewing Company. We’ve got your gift wrapping covered too with donation based wrapping benefiting Bee Mighty.The first 25 Hops and Shops shoppers will enjoy a Triple C Brew courtesy of David Weekley Homes. Yelp Charlotte has us covered with #YelpShopsLocal reusable shopping bags and a sweet s’mores bar Come hungry and check out the Yummi Banh Mi Truck and a cooking demo and sampling from Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Get crafty and deck your halls wih a holiday wreath with the expert assistance of Nectar at the wreath bar Finish your list early this year and keep your dollars in Charlotte by supporting these local makers: Rise Over Run, Carolina Reclaimed, Moko & Company, eb jewelry studio,Marge and Rudy, Pure Stella Skin Care, Jewels by Julia, CLT Boutique,Boldfoot Socks, Daylight Derived, 704 Shop, PlayGround Phresh Kids,Punch Vintage, Elsa Fine, Thirty Seven Stars Crochet, Sunny & Lo,Shannon Newlin LLC, Fundanoodle, Cricket Vision Press, AO Handmade,Small Keys Bugaroo’s Boutique, peace&pallets, Ann Hamilton Pottery,Bookout Blooms, Beverly’s Gourmet Foods, Carolina Artisan Bread,Exceptional Terrariums, Greeneman Farms, Jazzy Cheesecakes, Madison Chocolatiers, Nibbles Personal Chef, SkyeTurtle Designs, Verve,Wish We Had Acres, Pet Wants Monette...

December Mighty Bee

Mighty Mom Ann talks with us about what it was like having a baby in the NICU and how Olivia is benefiting today from a Bee Mighty grant.











September Mighty Bee CeCe

Mighty Mom: Jen Mighty Bee: CeCe When did you first find out you were pregnant? How was the duration of your pregnancy?  I first found out in March of 2010 that I was pregnant with CeCe. We were told at 18 weeks gestation (on June 29th of that year) at what was supposed to be a routine anatomy ultrasound that she had a “hole in her spine” or Spina Bifida.  The pregnancy was EXTREMELY difficult from the standpoint of all the testing that was immediately involved…hours of MRIs, ultrasounds, 2 amnios etc. and the prognoses we were getting were all the same, terrible. I did not know anything about the NICU before my internship with Bee Mighty. How much did you know about the NICU? And when did you learn you may deliver your baby early?  I knew nothing about NICU.  Our first daughter, born 2 years earlier, was a very routine pregnancy.  Information was given to us that same day of the diagnosis about a research study at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) regarding fetal surgery for our daughter. CeCe was full-term (38 weeks, 5 days), but stayed in the NICU in Philly for 9 days and had her first of 4 surgeries there as well when she was 48 hours old. Tell us about CeCe’s birth and seeing her for the first time. How much did she weigh? I didn’t get to hold her when she was born because of the hole in her spine.  They let me touch her skin and she was whisked away to the NICU and for further discussion about when to close her back (has to be...

October Mighty Bee

Hi my name is Erin Crissman and I am completing my internship with Bee Mighty this fall. Your family has been selected as our Mighty Family for the month of October. Your daughter, Lucy, will be our ‘Mighty Bee.’ By sharing your story, we hope to inspire Bee Mighty loyalists and other families that have a similar journey. What were your very first thoughts when you found out you were pregnant with Lucy? We were excited! My husband Aaron and I had been together almost 8 years, but married for only 6 months. Lucy was planned and we were finally convinced we were ready to have a baby. I think I took 6 pregnancy tests, I just couldn’t believe we were actually going to do it! Briefly what were a few highs and lows of your pregnancy and how long did it last? I was really sick with my pregnancy. I was teaching school and would have to step into the hall to be sick. Once I had made it past the morning sickness at about 14 weeks, I thought the hard part was over. Then we found out at 18 weeks that Lucy had enlarged ventricles in her head. We went to the high-risk obgyn and had so many ultrasounds throughout the rest of the pregnancy. They really didn’t know what was causing them to be enlarged, so they couldn’t really give any answers, just scenarios. It was decided that I would have a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks because of the size of Lucy’s head and to save her the trauma of a vaginal delivery. What were...

A Look Back: Mighty Shaw

A look back at our Mighty Shaw’s arrival and how life changed forever on an ordinary Tuesday night — and the many blessings that followed.











Kendra Scott Gives Back

You’re Invited! Kendra Scott Gives Back Party A fun shopping event with 20% of store sales benefiting Bee Mighty Sunday, August 2, 2015 2-4 p.m. Kendra Scott Charlotte – SouthPark Mall 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC...

Bee Grateful

We were… when we received two of the most beautiful letters from two kids (twins) that Bee Mighty has funded this year. It is overwhelming to hear in their words how much Bee Mighty grants impact their lives.






Custom Bee Mighty Candles

Candles are pure soy and hand-poured in Charlotte, NC. Elegantly wrapped in Bee Mighty’s yellow and black signature trimmings, this fresh candle is branded on clear glass with an elegant, silver bee.






Bee Festive

On December 12th, 2014, Bee Mighty teamed with Pierce’s Project to bring a germ-free Santa to preemie families that are in isolation during cold and flu season.