With all the Christmas rush of gifts, parties, dinners and last minute shopping, it is a wonder that we can all remain sane trying to get everything organized. But for some people, none of this excitement will be fulfilled because they are dealing with something that has taken a much larger priority. Parents that have babies born premature in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) don’t get an opportunity to celebrate Christmas as you orContinue reading
Today is November 17, 2015, World Prematurity Day. It is the day that is selected to raise awareness about the number 1 killer of infants. According to the World Health Organization in the United States alone, 517, 400 premature births occur every year. Besides maternal illness or high blood pressure, diabetes, sometimes it is unknown why babies are born prematurely. Visit their website for more information: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs363/en/ The Gift of Life was founded by RosieContinue reading
Orlando-based non-profit organization The Gift of Life continues to serve local families whose lives are affected by the birth of a premature child. This year, the organization is calling for all who can to join them in celebrating World Prematurity Day, which is on November 17, 2015. Participants can join in on increasing awareness for this notable cause by wearing purple, the color of prematurity. Just as the previous year, the City of OrlandoContinue reading
Mayor Buddy Dyer is a supporter of The Gift of Life. He wants to raise awareness in our community about premature births and how that affects our community. On September 12, 2015 he declared that this day would be The Gift of Life Day. Mayor Buddy Dyer had a special message for everyone on September 12 2015.
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