The Gift of Life 27 | Site-Wide Activity https://thegiftoflife27.org/activity/ Activity feed for the entire site. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:49:11 +0000 https://buddypress.org/?v=5.0.0 en-US 30 hourly 2 6b60beb1b0a03fb0ee7817a14bace9fb Elisa wrote a new post, Miracle Kaleb Turns 10! https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=3257 Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:33:49 +0000

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d1846ddeee53bb87f3431d39df1e64fa Rosie wrote a new post, A Letter from One Mother in the NICU to Another Mother https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2815 Sun, 12 May 2019 10:00:33 +0000

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c0caf43e056c574746a49b7fb865b401 Elisa wrote a new post, Birthday Post: The Gift of Life Team Celebrates Marcus Moore https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2810 Tue, 26 Feb 2019 21:35:07 +0000 Birthday Post: The Gift of Life Team Celebrates Marcus Moore

The time has come for another birthday celebration here at the Gift of Life. For us today is all about Marcus Moore. It’s his birthday today and we a […]

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b74cd954105560aa6c3e84590c764b27 admin wrote a new post, Making Christmas Memories in the NICU https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2803 Tue, 01 Jan 2019 00:17:27 +0000 While the world prepares for a beautiful moment with their baby on their first Christmas, many parents celebrate in a different way.  On this day 155 babies in the NICU in two hospitals are celebrating their fir […]

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be063d1cc785aa3a523554e034ab114d Elisa wrote a new post, Happy Birthday to Rosie From The Gift of Life Team https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2797 Sun, 23 Dec 2018 00:20:36 +0000 It’s become a tradition here at The Gift of Life to celebrate the birthdays of our team. And, of course, Rosie Moore’s birthday could hardly be an exception! For those who don’t know, Rosie is our founder. She’s […]

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4bf6d7aa9d277d4d4da4ed98a17cdf07 Andrew Dobo wrote a new post, EMDR for Premature Birth Events https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2785 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:01 +0000 EMDR for Premature Birth Events: Reality, Warnings, and Help
 
A guest post by Dr. Andrew Dobo of EMDR Educators of FL.
What exactly is EMDR and what does it do? Before I begin, let me share a little about my […]

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c167a48cd8774280b2ddba5be4440dd1 admin wrote a new post, What Does Thanksgiving Really Mean? https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2779 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 22:21:50 +0000  

Happy Thanksgiving 2018. Today is a day of feasting, family, friends, and making new fond memories. For many, it’s all about food. Passionate home chefs show off the best of their cooking skills. Passionate ea […]

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08c1eb97dc6e92d9e68b12ea9eca45a9 Rosie wrote a new post, Stop I am in Pain https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2771 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:32 +0000 There are some studies conducted on premature babies that indicate certain body language that is indicative of pain. In the study that was done by Dr. Martin Schiavenato, they used newborn babies undergoing a […]

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ed581cd616f276f49336a2c0927f986b Rosie wrote a new post, Zakk Slater from K92.3 Shares About World Prematurity Day https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2763 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:35 +0000 Zakk Slater radio personality from K92.3 shares his story about Baby Olivia who was born prematurely.  He joins The Gift of Life in supporting World Prematurity Day by asking his listeners to wear purple to help r […]

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ce706be19b81d007d2b24ff08197cfb9 Rosie wrote a new post, Never Lose Hope https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2760 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:43 +0000 When parents are in the NICU, it is a roller coaster ride day in and day out.  There will be good days that the baby is doing well and then there are the days when the baby’s life is in danger because the ba […]

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b09783fc6f97e463d55d536d0304a1b7 Rosie wrote a new post, What If Life Started Like This? https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2757 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:34 +0000 Alayne Gatto shares a brief moment of what life is like in the NICU.  It is a stressor to a new mom regardless if that is her first baby or her second, or third to be admitted to the hospital preterm and have a ba […]

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bb7ba1d483b9e893da5fe680b2ae5a78 Rosie wrote a new post, He's My Son https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2754 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:30:44 +0000 Every year Rosie and Marcus Moore founders of The Gift of Life,  take November 17 World Prematurity Day as a day to remember their little miracle Kaleb that was born 13 weeks early at 27 weeks, weighing only 1lb […]

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d501c0d91db23d5b23255fe00d281b93 Rosie wrote a new post, Why The Gift of Life Was Started https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2740 Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:32:42 +0000 I gave birth to Kaleb, but he birthed me into God’s purpose.  Did you ever ask yourself what would my life look like if it turned out a different way?  Many times I asked myself that question as my son was f […]

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9528f8b7689cf8a42eec971d773b7800 Elisa wrote a new post, Time Management Tips for Families in the Real World https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2543 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:30:33 +0000 Wouldn’t it be great if everything always went as planned? Enterprise level organizations seem to get it right. They plan out bold visions, take action, and multiply success. Effective time management s […]

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7f43b0dcba6b36a6ae55660cce89e637 admin wrote a new post, A Happy Birthday Poem https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2538 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:13:52 +0000  
 

 

 
A Happy Birthday Poem
Happy Birthday Marcus Moore

I wish you birthday fun galore

That stays with you throughout the year

Blessing those you love so dear

 

It’s not easy getting older, unless […]

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5374e1ad27965193f297c53b8ea17fa2 Rosie wrote a new post, 2017 Christmas Bear Delivery https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2429 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:28:54 +0000 Every year The Gift of Life delivers Love Bears and Santa Hats to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). This year was no different.  What is the story behind this passion that volunteers have to knit and […]

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bd059028936498720bfd3c50b109593f Elisa wrote a new post, Happy Birthday Rosie: The Gift of Life’s 2017 Review https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2418 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 20:32:37 +0000  

What can you say about a person that took a traumatic experience and transformed it into a blessing that continues to touch hundreds of lives? When we look at ourselves, our perceived shortcomings and […]

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faf0ecedb0a8d70cce5dece369759b03 Rosie wrote a new post, Happy 8th Birthday to Kaleb Moore, the Miracle of Life https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=2354 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:52:40 +0000 Eight years ago today a miracle was born, our son Kaleb Moore. He is the reason that the Gift of Life was founded.  As parents, Marcus and I struggled with the thought of what would happen to our little b […]

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bdc0e45111af31b3756199ad69f32ea6 Rosie wrote a new post, A Look in to Fatherhood from a Mother's Eyes https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1706 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:50:54 +0000 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 m […]

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84e9b7f12ad836755ec14db607a41637 Rosie wrote a new post, A Mother's Approach to the NICU https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1690 Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:46 +0000 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 h […]

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06d30f7769a0063a0c04a33c66c78c7e Rosie wrote a new post, National Infertility Week: Hello from the other side https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1676 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:30 +0000 The Gift of Life Welcomes guest blogger Jen Labriola  sharing her story in with us during Infertility Awareness Week.

I’m one of the lucky ones to not only survive a troublesome pregnancy that resulted in pr […]

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8e21ff49bb541fa94529f24c50ff6099 Rosie wrote a new post, Photographing What You Don't Have https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1662 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:43 +0000 The Gift of Life supports premature babies and their parents through the NICU journey, but what happens when you can’t conceive?

The Gift of Life Welcomes guest blogger Rinat Halon sharing her story in with […]

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560087185dd9fe357703203ea4ede309 admin wrote a new post, Taking Every Opportunity to Celebrate Life: Happy Birthday Marcus Moore! https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1651 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:54:01 +0000 Here at The Gift of Life we’ve established a tradition of celebrating birthdays by dedicating a blog post to the celebrant. Birthdays are extremely important occasions to us because their very meaning t […]

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d5449fb60b3871becf384e4ff7cd8c6f Rosie wrote a new post, How Do You Celebrate Christmas https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1617 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:10:21 +0000 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 […]

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63ac575e0a40240b86da802a9cdc0e58 Elisa wrote a new post, When Celebrating Your Birthday is Not About You https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1608 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 23:57:41 +0000 Some people go all about for their birthday, buying themselves expensive gifts and expecting others in the life to do the same. Funds aside, there are people of all ages, walks of life, and status levels who […]

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a6044b88a9bfe899cdd194ae6f37c302 Alayne Gatto wrote a new post, Yay! We are Going Home!! But my baby is needing to be fed how?? https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1604 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:27:25 +0000 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 […]

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94d7c6c4ac5980ddce4b56294f55602c Elisa wrote a new post, Celebrate World Prematurity Day 2016 with The Gift of Life https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1577 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:22:05 +0000 What will you do to celebrate World Prematurity Day 2016? Even a small gesture can make a big impact on the preemie community. We at The Gift of Life invite you to join us in observing this very important but […]

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8081c0a8b17f76a56fc105fd8124515d Rosie wrote a new post, For the First Time https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1566 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:51:13 +0000 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 o […]

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7872076f6cc0083f129911d8ba7a71ab Elisa wrote a new post, Happy 7th Birthday Kaleb Moore: You’re Proof that Miracles Exist https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1548 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:38:31 +0000 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 med […]

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1d62a94a92228efc2cf51b468f6af3b1 Elisa wrote a new post, The Gift of Life Celebrates National Teddy Bear Day 2016 https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1507 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:56:27 +0000 Happy National Teddy Bear Day! For The Gift of Life, this is a very important holiday, and we’ll tell you why.

While many see this day as a time to remember their soft and cuddly childhood friend, the day g […]

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63f6f27063cd988622504a0a100e0a13 Rosie wrote a new post, Does Having a Baby Change Your Life https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1449 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:02:47 +0000 Many parents to be and others that are not parents ask themselves, ”how does having a baby change your life?” Having a baby is a life changing experience that compares to no other.  As parents you trade late […]

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a249d68a0ba02a593dcedb59c1745012 admin wrote a new post, How to Make a First Father’s Day Special https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1340 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:25:54 +0000 Like with most holidays, gift giving is often the first thing that comes to mind when Father’s Day rolls around. But the things that can be done to make this day extra special for dad aren’t limited to buy […]

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b96e5d5bf6e2a12b67e317f4ddb3a3d8 Rosie wrote a new post, A Mother’s Journey https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1260 Wed, 11 May 2016 23:34:10 +0000 When Rosie Moore Married her love Marcus Moore, she always imagined that they would get pregnant and have a baby or two and life would be easy.  After being married a year they decided that was the time to […]

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6eb41d4b98d2ad0881c369bf0c87ef50 Rosie wrote a new post, A Letter from one Mother in the NICU to Another Mother https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=1189 Sat, 07 May 2016 15:33:32 +0000 As we approach Mother’s Day and you start to think about what a mother is, what your mother did for you and how you can make someone’s mother day special, this letter came to my mind shared by a fellow NICU […]

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51c7ce2a242bba2b18ca9502dbdaa9f0 Rosie wrote a new post, Healthier Breastmilk: Transforming Liquid Gold to Liquid Platinum https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=990 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:50:42 +0000 You may have had a lactation consultant, a nurse or your physician reference the breastmilk you are providing to your preterm baby as “Liquid Gold”.  Research supports the importance to feeding your […]

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b922d48fd6bc50afd5b9d64e4879eeb7 Elisa wrote a new post, Sharon's Story: Transforming the Grief of Loss into Joy Shared with Others https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=955 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:23:34 +0000 The Loss of a Preemie is never easy. A parent is a parent no matter how long their child lives; the love is there. When a child is born prematurely, the confidence moms and dads commonly have concerning the […]

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0ca8e04d1ac18ec70bc56ecd8ba9783e Elisa wrote a new post, Being a Great Preemie Dad Means Doing These 3 Simple Things https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=924 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:48:25 +0000 Who can understand the challenges a preemie dad faces other than the men who’ve taken on this exact role? When a child is born via preterm birth the attention usually goes to two places: the baby and the m […]

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d99efdda51cc87721154bc30cbe33bd3 Elisa wrote a new post, 2015 Christmas in the NICU: A Touch of Friendship for Preemie Parents https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=885 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 23:03:11 +0000 Many people debate over what has become of the true meaning of Christmas. To the parents who have to spend this holiday in the NICU with their preemies, the joy of the season is something that might be […]

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0c8f075c336c943e22102b74d3d378f8 Elisa wrote a new post, Why You Should Join in on This December 22th Birthday Celebration https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=856 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:13:28 +0000 People tend to celebrate their own birthdays and those of their friends and family members – sometimes they even honor the birthdays of celebrities and historical figures. Rarely, however, does anyone p […]

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952b075b58c40ec159efa4ae7b61017c Rosie wrote a new post, It's #GivingTuesday at The Gift of Life https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=712 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:59:01 +0000 It’s #GivingTuesday – a day to give to your charity of choice and to share stories about how the charity helped you or a loved one! Will you join by making a contribution to help our families of premature […]

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ab59707f770c5370d4f255fe7201c2fb Rosie wrote a new post, A Reason To Celebrate https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=694 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:06:43 +0000 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 a […]

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46cd180023b2c46e1d9b7fdc0393a785 Elisa wrote a new post, The Gift of Life Orlando Encourages the Celebration of World Prematurity Day 2015 https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=679 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:30:57 +0000 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 […]

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fca1569934376ecfe39f08ffa382eb31 Rosie wrote a new post, Mayor Buddy Dyer Shares a Special Message https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=598 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:58:15 +0000 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 w […]

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8369462822328196d8f1a1cae20c7765 Rosie wrote a new post, Thanking Everyone https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=595 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:52:57 +0000 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. […]

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39a04ea267d7116796ce77c05bdedf76 Rosie wrote a new post, A Little Girl Gives Back to the Community of Preemies https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=558 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:54:09 +0000 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 […]

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34b3571de67d80bcf8c7fcbac92d0874 Rosie wrote a new post, What Is Prematurity and What Effect Does It Have? https://thegiftoflife27.org/?p=365 Sun, 06 Sep 2015 20:50:49 +0000 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 […]

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