Jayden NICU Wall of Hope Jayden, 9, dreams of going to LSU and becoming a football star. It’s a big dream for someone who started out so tiny – a mere 2 lbs, 4 oz – but nothing is stopping that dream from becoming a reality. Woman’s NICU also made it possible for Jayden’s mother, Vanessa, to pursue a dream she never realized she had before Jayden’s experience in the NICU. She credits Jayden’s nurses with inspiring her to become a nurse. She now works in pediatrics, but eventually wants to work in the NICU. Vanessa wants other parents to know that there is hope. Stay strong. Know that things will get better.