Simply Unbreakable – From Surviving to Thriving

August 24, 2020

In this webinar, Kristy Dickinson and Brenda Agnew are joined by Fabiana Bacchini, Executive Director of the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation. Fabiana is the author of From Surviving to Thriving – A Mother’s Journey Through Infertility, Loss and Miracles and is a mother of 2 boys. Her youngest son, Gabriel, has quadriplegia cerebral palsy.

Fabiana Bacchini and her 2 sons

Recalling the early days spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fabiana discusses the struggles she faced as a new caregiver while adjusting to her family’s “new normal” and the feelings that came with Gabriel’s diagnosis. She also shares how she learned to navigate the healthcare system, the immense value of joining a peer support program, and provides some helpful resources.

You can learn more about Fabiana’s journey, lessons learned, and a message for hope in her book, From Surviving To Thriving, available on Amazon and

The full conversation with Fabiana is available in the videobelow. (Available in English only).