The Touro Infirmary Foundation

Saul's Light

Supporting Touro NICU Families

The Touro Foundation announces a partnership with Saul’s Light to benefit the families of the Family Birthing Center at Touro, especially those in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Saul’s Light is a New Orleans based non-profit that provides support and community to families with babies in the NICU. This partnership provides several resources to the patients and families at Touro, including:

  • The establishment of a Saul’s Light Fund at the Touro Foundation to support families in the NICU who are experiencing financial hardships due to their baby’s hospitalization.
  • The creation of a NICU Little Library so families can bond with their babies by reading them books during their NICU stay.
  • The coordination of monthly NICU and bereavement support groups for families in need.
  • The donation of a Cuddle Cot for the Family Birthing Center at Touro.

Saul’s Light was founded in 2015 by Kimberly and Aaron Novod after the passing of their son, Saul, in a New Orleans NICU. For more information on resources provided by this program, please contact the Touro Foundation at

To learn more or to utilize Saul's Light resources, please contact OB Navigator Cheryl Tschirn at 504.897.7319 or