A Look in to Fatherhood from a Mother’s Eyes

The Gift of Life loves to share stories from our very own families that we support because they are real and heartfelt.  Today’s story explores what it is like to be a father of twin premature girls, from a mother’s eyes.  We are so blessed to have Jen Labriola bring you this story today.  Jen is the mother of twin preemie girls.  She also dedicates her time to doing graphic work for the Gift of Life. ThankContinue reading






A Mother’s Approach to the NICU

The Gift of Life from time to time has guest bloggers and real life stories.  Today we have a story by Danielle, the mom of a preemie.  Take a moment to read Danielle’s journey through the preterm birth of her baby in her own words. My story. I’ve been asked a time or two to write it, but find it really difficult to think about that time. Those times. Two of them. No, my storyContinue reading






Yay! We are Going Home!! But my baby is needing to be fed how??

feeding Preemie

Getting ready for the big day to leave the hospital is so very exciting, but it is normal to feel nervous when you think about the tasks that the nurses have supported you with while the baby was in the hospital. Now you have to complete those tasks on your own.   Depending on your baby’s medical diagnoses, it is possible that feeding your baby may be a bit more complicated than you originally hadContinue reading






For the First Time

Do you ever wonder about your baby and when he or she will be born? Do you think about that special moment when you get to hold the baby for the very first time?  It is the most amazing feeling.  The smell of a new baby, the cuddles, the smiles when they are sleeping, the coos and of course there are those cries of hunger pains, wet diaper, gas or just hold me.  But oh suchContinue reading






Happy 7th Birthday Kaleb Moore: You’re Proof that Miracles Exist

We at The Gift of Life couldn’t be prouder to announce that our very own Miracle Kaleb turns 7 today – Happy Birthday Kaleb. For those who don’t know, Kaleb was born weighing only 1 lb., 10 oz. The medical experts said he wouldn’t survive but look at him now. http://thegiftoflife27.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161010_180539.mp4 Kaleb’s life is a miracle. What is a Miracle? Miracles are positive occurrences that reach beyond human understanding to testify of the greatness, power,Continue reading