NEWS10 ABC's Nicol Lally and the Union men's hockey team are teaming up tonight to collect new children's books for Project: Cameron's Story to be donated to families with babies in the neonatal intensive care units at Albany Medical Center and St. Peter's Hospital.
Project: Cameron's Story was started by a Glens Falls family who had a baby born 16-weeks premature. Baby Cameron spent 200 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at Albany Med where his family read to him to bond sicne they couldn't physically hold Cameron. After Cameron passed away from complications when he was only 8-months-old, the family wanted to help others with babies in the NICU. The goal is to give every baby admitted a new children's book.
The story of Cameron is all too familiar with Nicol's husband and Union hockey's Assistant Coach Jason Tapp. Nicol and Jason's daughter, Ella, spent time in the NICU after her birth, as well. Nicol says those moments spent reading to Ella were precious, and helped them get through a tough time when they couldn't hold Ella in their arms.
If you would like to help put a book in the hands of every family with a baby in the NICU, you can bring your new books to the Union College hockey game tonight, Friday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Messa Rink. A book drive will be held before the game.
This year's goal for Project: Cameron's Story is 2,400 books.
If you would like to learn more, and find other locations to donate, visit www.projectcameronsstory.com