AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — In 2020, 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States were premature. Some new moms will have their little ones in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Sarah Ward is a mother to three NICU miracles. She says that reading to her babies helped her family cope with their NICU journey and inspired their love letter to NICU families.

She published a keepsake children’s book in November to give back to the community and help encourage others. For Mother’s Day, she’s making the E-book free to provide hope to NICU families past and present.

The book is currently available on Amazon,, and Beads of Courage® gift shop.

Sarah is also online at and on Instagram at

Ward joined weekend Good Morning Augusta anchor Shawn Cabbagestalk to talk about her journey and offer tips for families facing a similar situation.