About Us

Here’s What We Do to Support and Uplift the Preemie Community:The Gift of Life Purple Teddy Bear Logo

The Gift of Life is a 501 (c)3 whose primary goal is to Support the Parents of Premature Infants. The goal is to assist them to regain back what they have lost during and after their time in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Studies have shown that parents of premature infants suffer from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.  When parents of premature infants, according to the study, receive help, their stress levels decrease and they start to slowly ease into parenthood/married life. The Mayors of Orlando have agreed that more support is needed for our Orlando residents and surrounding cities.

We offer a range of services to assist the families of premature infants who are in the NICU, or who have recently been released from it. Parents of preemies receive a variety of resources and emotional support from us online, by telephone, and in person. It is our aim to be a reliable source of helpful information on the topics that caretakers of preemies want to learn more about. The community events we hold in the Orlando, FL area not only help us raise funds to keep our organization going, but it gives all in the preemie community a chance to celebrate life, make new friends, and network.

 

 

Meet Our Team

The Gift of Life's Advisory Board:

 

Gary Bruhn
Gary Bruhn | Mayor of Windermere/Community Relations

Mayor Bruhn is very active in local and state government organizations. Mayor Gary Bruhn has declared that Saturday, September 12, 2015, is The Gift of Life Day.

Larry Haber
Larry Haber | Attorney Counsel

Lawrence Haber has been a practicing attorney for 30 years, with the last 20 years devoted primarily to entertainment law.

Dr. Michael Narvey | Medical Advisor

Neonatologist in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Works a level III NICU.

Dayanara Hudson

Dayanara Hudson | Graphics Designer

M.A. Publications Design from the University of Baltimore and B.A. Communication Arts from The College of New Rochelle.

Alayne Gatto

Alayne Gatto | NICU Dietitian

Alayne Gatto MBA CSP CLC LD RDN is a neonatal academic specialist at Mead Johnson Nutrition. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University.

The Gift of Life - Because life is a gift we treasure each moment.

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As parents of a premature baby ourselves, we formed The Gift of Life to offer hope, encouragement and support to parents of premature babies and neonatal intensive care units. Our purpose is to provide support to parents and their premature babies.

--Rosie Moore, Founder of The Gift of Life

SERVICES

*We service Orlando, FL and surrounding areas. For information on services in other cities, please email us at info@thegiftoflife27.org

NICU Visits

The Gift of Life Team Visits the NICU

The sense of loneliness felt while with her baby in the NICU is one of the main reasons Rosie Moore founded The Gift of Life. Each year around Christmas time, our team visits the NICUs in Orlando to hand out love bears and other gifts.

Preemie Mentors

Erin Burns Preemie Mentor

The Gift of Life provides peer-to-peer preemie mentors who supports the parents and families of preemies both during and after the baby’s NICU stay. These volunteers provide both email and phone support.

Learn More about Our Preemie Mentors

NICU Care Packages

Care-Packages

When the uncertain state of your fragile baby’s health is at the forefront of your attention, it’s easy to let the small-but-important necessities of life go unaddressed. The Gift of Life provides care packages to families during and after the NICU stay to help ensure they have the supplies they need.

List of care package contents

Educational Resources

NICU Care Guide

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Preemie Parent Support Group

The Gift of Life Blog

Events

Contributing Partners

Roque Productions | Event Production Management

27 Miracles | Event Coordination

Treasured Moments | Video Management

123 Photography | Photography Management

RJ Glamour and Innovation | Event Design Management

Aloma Printing | Marketing Product Management

Our Corporate Sponsors