Renowned artist Jesse Blanchard—who grew up in Norwich and now lives and works in Santa Fe, NM with his wife Maggie Orem Blanchard—has donated a series of five etchings featured behind the front desk at the new Courtyard. Each etching uses the same matrix but is printed with a different color and then painted and drawn on for added effect. Blanchard was born 12 weeks premature in 1974, and spent 10 weeks in the NICU at CHaD. As one of NICU’s very first patients, he feels a special kinship with CHaD. In 2001 he put together a fundraising event selling his artwork to benefit both the Parents Council, a support group for parents with children in the NICU, and the DHMC Arts Program.