Once Upon A Preemie is the only children's book written for the parents of babies born prematurely and have a hospital stay. Once Upon A Preemie offers inspiring messages of faith, hope and love to preemie parents during their fragile Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay.
About The Author:
Jenné Johns, MPH is the mother of a micropreemie, author, motivational speaker, and award winning health disparities leader. Her son was born 26 weeks prematurely and spent nearly three months in the NICU before coming home. As an advocate for reducing healthcare disparities, Jenné found herself advocating for the needs of her son, as his survival depended on it. She also learned the power of reading to her son daily. Jenné wrote, “Once Upon a Preemie” one month after her sons discharge from the NICU as a reflection on their journey home. Once Upon a Preemie is the only childrens book written for the parents of preemies while they are in the NICU. This bedside companion motivates, encourages and inspires preemie babies and families until they go home.
Currently, Jenné is a member of the Preemie Parent Alliance, and a board member with Pebbles of Hope. Jenné was featured in Preemie World, Heart and Soul Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, CBS Philly News Radio, Disruptive Women in Healthcare Blog, and Women of a New Sisterhood.
In her professional capacity, Jenné holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Temple University, and a Bachelors Degree from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Jenné currently leads health disparities initiatives for a national managed care organization and serves on health equity advisory committees. She was recognized as a Top Diverse Leader Under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine, and Leader on the Move by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Jenné enjoys motherhood, traveling, and cooking.