Thanking Everyone

Helen Keller says,”Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”  That is what it takes to help a community of families in the neonatal intensive care units when their babies are born premature.  Offering hope, encouragement, and support when they need it most. Without these event professionals, volunteers and sponsors, The Gift of Life could not be here. Thank you to all of these companies and individuals that stood up andContinue reading

A Little Girl Gives Back to the Community of Preemies

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Sometimes people get involved with charities because they have gone through the experience, know someone who did or they are genuinely touched by what the charity stands for. On September 12, 2015, The Gift of Life had its annual charity gala.  Founder and President Rosie Moore, wanted to honor someone who made a difference.  As she stood on stage, she called a few people up by name. Olivia/ born at 23 weeks 1lb 7 oz./ Continue reading

What Is Prematurity and What Effect Does It Have?

What is Prematurity

For many friends, parents, or family members, “what is prematurity?” is a pressing question. It arises from people who either have a preemie in their lives or have heard that difficult pregnancy is at a high risk for prematurity. What is prematurity? A full term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Premature babies, or preemies, are babies born before 37 weeks. What percentage of births are considered premature? Approximately 8 to 10 percent of all births inContinue reading