Hailey's Hope Foundation

Supporting Families in the NICU

In The News & Blogs


Newspapers, magazines, blogs and other media have helped to raise awarness about Hailey’s Hope Foundation and the needs of NICU families.

January 2018

Celebrating Hailey’s Hope & their 10 Years of Support of our NICU Families

The Perinatal Gazette – Valhalla, NY

2018 marks a very special milestone for Hailey’s Hope Foundation.  It is the 10 year anniversary of supporting NICU families at the Regional NICU at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

March 10, 2015

Hailey’s Hope Helps NICU Families

CBS6 News – Albany, New York

CBS6 News Albany featured Hailey’s Hope Foundation and its care package programs for NICU families as representatives from HHF made a special delivery to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

See full video coverage at http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/haileys-hope-helps-nicu-families-23807.shtml

November 12, 2014

Jen holds Joy for the first time at 1 month old

Jen holds Joy for the first time at 1 month old

Mahopac Mom Raises Prematurity Awareness

The Mahopac News – Mahopac, New York

With World Prematurity Day around the corner on Monday, November 17th, three preemie moms—Jen Degl, Debra Randazzo of Hailey’s Hope Foundation, and Julie Burton–together with Dr. Edmund La Gamma, Chief of Newborn Medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, recently sat for an interview with Liz Button of The Mahopac News to give a mom’s perspective and a medical perspective on the difficulties and realities of having a baby born prematurely.

November 7, 2014

The Reality of Premature Births Today

In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, host Jim McGuire of Comcast leads a conversation on the reality of premature births in our area. He is joined by Jennifer Degl (Author of From Hope To Joy), Dr. Edmund La Gamma from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Debra Randazzo from Hailey’s Hope Foundation, and preemie mom, Julie Burton.

July 18, 2014

NICU Nurses, Julie and HHFHailey’s Hope Foundation’s 6th Annual BBQ Beach Bash

The Rye Record – Rye, New York

Over 170 guests, including some very special NICU nurses, joined Hailey’s Hope Foundation at it BBQ Beach Bash on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  It was a truly smashing success, raising over $110,000 to benefit NICU families.


October 1, 2013

ORMC and HHF 2013Hailey’s Hope Foundation’s 5th Annual Fundraiser in Goshen

The Chronicle – Goshen, New York

Hailey’s Hope Foundation hosts another successful Dinner Auction Fundraiser at Palacio to benefit NICU families at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown and other New York area hospitals.

August 1, 2013

From Hope To JoyFrom Hope To Joy – A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds

Copyright 2013

Hailey’s Hope Foundation gets its first literary acknowledgement in Jennifer Degl’s awe-inspiring book, From Hope To Joy.  Jen shares her family’s difficult and emotional journey in the birth of their daughter, Joy, 17 weeks early, her long NICU hospitalization and their struggle to maintain normalcy for three siblings at home.

July 19, 2013

Judith, Lisa and Me copyRaising High Hopes

The Rye Record – Rye, New York

Hailey’s Hope Foundation hosts its Fifth Annual Beach Bash Benefit at Manursing Island Club — a record-breaking fundraiser which brings greater hope for NICU families.


March 7, 2013

Rowley Birthing CenterOrange Regional Gets Donation of Neonatal Equipment

Newsday.com – Long Island, New York

The Goshen-based Hailey’s Hope Foundation donated equipment to the Rowley Birthing Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Orange Regional Medical Center.  The equipment included a digital infant scale, breast pumps and a digital camera with printer so new parents can have photos of their newborn. “The support provided by Hailey’s Hope Foundation is invaluable to the families and babies we care for,” said Theresa Fay Conte, Orange Regional’s Nursing Service Administrator for women and children.

February 2013

ORMC-diaper scale

Hailey’s Hope Donates to NICU

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Connections Newsletter, February 2013  (Page 2) – Middletown, New York

Hailey’s Hope Foundation helps strengthen NICU care at the new Rowley Birthing Center at Orange Regional Medical Center with donations of an infant scale, breast pumps and a digital camera and printer.

September 5, 2012

Gillman twin - October 2010

Grateful For The Help

The Photo News – Monroe, New York

The Gillmans joined the club that no parents want to join–The Micro-Preemie Club.  Their twins, Helen and Elizabeth, were born at Orange Regional Medical Center at 25 weeks weighing only 1 lb. 14 oz. and 1 lb. 11 oz in October 2010.  Hailey’s Hope Foundation was there to help the Gillman family through  their long and difficult NICU hospitalization.

July 20, 2012

Aileen, Doreen, Dave, Mike, JamieA Blast at the Beach!

The Rye Record – Rye, New York

A gorgeous star-filled night set the stage for an incredible Beach Bash – Hailey Hope Foundation’s Fourth Annual Fundraiser on June 2, 2012 at Manursing Island Club in Rye.  Longtime Westchester residents, philanthropists and former NICU grandparents, Olivia and Lawrence Blau, were honored for their contributions to the NICU community.

July 15, 2012

Praying For Lily: Day 19:  A Good Week Behind Us! **Hailey’s Hope**


June 26, 2012 was a day that changed the Schlubach’s life forever–it was the day that their first baby, Lilliana Hope Schlubach, was born–at just 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound 12 ounces.  Max Schlubach, Lily’s dad, writes a wonderful blog about their 100-day NICU journey and the support of Hailey’s Hope Foundation to help get them through.

June 12, 2012

Nickels for NICU 2012Preschoolers Donating Nickels for Neonatal Unit

Times Herald Record – Goshen, New York

Students at Helping Hands Christian Preschool in Goshen collected over $500 in nickels to raise money for families with babies in the NICU, as part of Hailey’s Hope Foundation’s Nickels For NICU Families fundraiser.

April 15, 2012


Everything Panned Out

The Rye Record – Rye, New York

The Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Rye Troop 2820 joined Hailey’s Hope Foundation to serve up a delicious Saturday brunch for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley on the grounds of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla.

October 28, 2011

Ed Diana with Deb and JeffHailey’s Hope Raises $20,000 for Babies in Intensive Care

Edward Diana, Orange County Executive, honored with the Hailey Zion Memorial Award

The Chronicle – Goshen, New York

Hailey’s Hope Foundation presented its Hailey Zion Memorial Award for Community Spirit to Orange County Executive, Edward Diana, at its Viva Italia Dinner Auction Fundraiser on October 15, 2011 in recognition of his service to the community.  Another  highlight of this memorable evening were the guest speakers, the McElroy Family of Chester, whose daughter Kenley was born prematurely at 24 weeks and spent more than 4 months in the NICU.

Summer 2011

Our NICU GradsHonoring Hailey

Binghamton University Magazine – Binghamton, New York

Three couples, long-time friends from Binghamton’s Class of 1992, unite to honor their 8 NICU graduates and the memory of their little angel, Hailey.  Their bond of friendship strengthened as they set out to help other NICU families who will follow in their footsteps.

June 18, 2011

NICU Parents Find Help, Hope

The Journal News – Westchester, New York

Rye residents, Donna and Isaac Zion, have endured the agony of loss and the pain of seeing their babies in incubators.  They turned their heartbreak into Hailey’s Hope Foundation, their non-profit organization that donates time, support and supplies to aid families of preemies and critically ill babies in the NICU.

June 10, 2011

RMH 2011Hailey’s Hope Foundation’s $20,000 Gift to Benefit Ronald McDonald House at Westchester’s Children’s Hospital

The Warwick Advertiser – Valhalla, New York

Hailey’s Hope Foundation sponsored the construction of two kitchens to benefit NICU families through a $20,000 donation to the new Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley on the grounds of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

June 3, 2011

LaGamma Award 2011Ole′! Hailey’s Hope Hosts Fabulous Fiesta

Honoring Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D.

The Rye Record – Rye, New York

Hailey’s Hope Foundation hosted its Third Annual Fiesta En La Playa fundraiser at Manursing Island Club in Rye, honoring Dr. Edmund F. La Gamma, Chief of Newborn Medicine at the Regional Perinatal Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.  The event was a great success and raised over $85,000 to help fund programs that support many Westchester NICU families in need.