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When Audrey was born at 28 weeks, she weighed just 1 pound, 13 ounces.We didn’t know what life would hold for our tiny daughter. And we didn’t know what life would hold for us. It was a time that changed me forever.An early family photoYou may read the full story here.

We were the lucky ones. We got to leave the hospital with our baby… eventually. We felt so fortunate we knew we couldn’t forget the parents who were still praying over incubators. The ones we left in the hospital behind us and the ones who would, unfortunately, follow for years to come. (Premature birth is an epidemic few discuss because no one really wants to talk about tiny, helpless babies; it’s just too scary.)

I am a classically trained soprano and singing teacher. My husband, Geoff, is also a musician. So he and I did what we knew: we made music. We launched a concert series called A Little Opera for Little Babies as a fundraiser for the Linden Fund, a charitable organization that offers support to newborns, their families and the neonatal intensive care units serving them.

As our healthy daughter entered kindergarten, I felt called to do more. That’s when I started an IndieGoGo project to record this CD.  Thanks to the support of many wonderful people, the project is now complete. You can find out how to buy it here.

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” —Maya Angelou

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