LUEWWD X: We Deliver!, benefiting Durham Connects, is happening on Saturday, May 17th. Before the event takes place, we want you to know more about the organization you’ll be supporting. Thank you to the Program Director Jeannine Sato for sharing this story with us! Check out Jeannine’s alter-ego The Jolly Gestational Giant; she’ll be representing Durham Connects on stage as a contestant!
Providing Tailored Assistance to New Parents
Liz Lorduy had a Durham Connects visit after the birth of her first child and knew how helpful it was to have a Spanish speaking nurse support her in her home. Liz and her husband are bilingual but she appreciated the comfort of speaking in her native language. After her second child was born at a low birthweight, Liz was very concerned about her growth and development. The Durham Connects nurse was able to provide an extra weight check and hands on breastfeeding support to assure her that her baby was growing well. The nurse was also able to ensure the family’s access to primary healthcare and other support. Liz saw the benefit of visiting with a Durham Connects nurse after the birth of both her children because every baby is different and the whole family benefits.
In this photo, Durham Connects Rosalia Monaco is standing with Liz Lorduy (and baby Lizbeth) and her husband and father-in-law.
If you’d like to learn more about Durham Connects beyond the stories being shared here, please visit the organization’s website.