Connected Forever is a local non-profit organization founded by Jesse & Tracy Pella in honor of their sons, Cooper & Cohen. On June 1, 2011, Cooper and Cohen were born at 23 weeks 4 days gestation. Cohen became a heavenly angel that day. Cooper, weighing only 14.8 ounces, was able to be home with his family after spending 134 days in the NICU. During their journey, Jesse & Tracy were surrounded by an amazing support system thanks to family and friends. Connected Forever was established so that no family has to endure a similar journey alone.
Connected Forever supports families who have experienced premature birth or infant loss by providing resources, education, and emotional support.
Services we provide
Connected Forever helps fragile families find the emotional support they need to thrive.
Resources regarding high-risk pregnancy, navigating the NICU, your journey home after the NICU, as well as bereavement can be found on the Connected Forever website.
Connected Forever is an active member in the prematurity community. Information about how to attend upcoming events and fundraisers can be easily found by visiting their website.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, you will find questions that are frequently asked about Connected Forever. If you have a question about Connected Forever, their mission, or want to know more, please feel free to contact Preemie Parent Alliance and we will make sure your question is answered promptly.
What kind of families do you work with?
Connected Forever works with the most fragile of families – those who have experienced a premature birth.
What year were you established?
Connected Forever was started in 2014 so that no family has to endure their NICU journey alone.
What is your organization classification?
We are a non-profit organization
What is the geographical reach of your organization?
Connected Forever supports families in our local community as well as families within the state of Nebraska.
Drop us a line anytime, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.