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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 […]

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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 […]

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Photographing What You Don’t Have

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 us during Infertility Awareness Week. “I recently interviewed a client to create a Photo Marketing Strategy for her business. I […]

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How Do You Celebrate Christmas

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 […]

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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 […]

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Does Having a Baby Change Your Life

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 night outings for late night feedings, trips to the spa, convert into trips to the par. Your […]

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How to Make a First Father’s Day Special

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 buying him presents – in fact, Father’s Day presents, for whatever reason, have a reputation for being […]

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A Mother’s Journey

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 start their new family together.  The year went by and no success.  They visited their doctor […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday at The Gift of Life

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 babies receive hope, encouragement and support while they are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?   […]

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A Reason To Celebrate

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 […]

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Mayor Buddy Dyer Shares a Special Message

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 […]

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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 […]

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What Is Prematurity and What Effect Does It Have?

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 […]