Welcome to the January edition of “Special Delivery”, the monthly newsletter from Miracle Babies! Each month, we share information about Miracle Babies' events, news, and most importantly, our impact. We are proud of our work and it is important for us to share these accomplishments with supporters like you!    

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2021 Recap
We had an impactful year in 2021! We are so thankful for an amazing year for our Miracle Babies' families. Take a look at our 2021 highlight video to feel inspired and be a part of the impact in 2022!
MB in the News

Miracle Babies Executive Director, Marianela Camarillo, speaks to KUSI about MB's virtual diaper & toy drive for the holiday season.

Marianela highlights Santa's Workshop and the acts of kindness supporters have shown MB during the season. Play the video and learn more...
Heroes were recognized during our #12DaysofGiving
For our #12DaysOfGiving, parents recognized and nominated special heroes who impacted their NICU experience. 12 NICU care providers were randomly selected and showered with gifts in collaboration with WaterWipes.

Congratulations to the following Healthcare Heroes: Maria R., Linda L., Alyson A., Megan A., Amanda D., Brooke E., Lorena F., Tami, Glenda D., April T., Sarah M., Rachael H.

Sponsored By
Holiday Cheer
Special thanks to Bernardo Elementary, Mirandon Foundation for Hope, Sundt Construction, Distroller, Lullua doll, National City Public Library, Cruise 4 Kids, Batch & Box, LoveStrong Wellness, Sandcastle Tales Bookstore Carly Kenihan, Carly Zuffinetti, Douglas Saboe Hair Design, and NCL Seaside for supporting this year's Santa's Workshop. Over 30 parents with hospitalized babies were able to select new toys for their children, including their hospitalized infant just in time for the holidays.
December 2021 was an impactful month and here's why:

  • The Miracle Babies Transportation Assistance Program logged 7,214 miles and provided 155 rides to parents with hospitalized babies.

  • Delivered 399 care packages to Southern California hospitals providing resources, care, and comfort items to parents.

  • Hosted 3 Virtual Miracle Hours connecting dozens of NICU parents to one another.

  • Distributed 74,000 diapers to 774 families during our December Diaper Distributions.
Wear your best 80's prom attire and let's party for our Orange County NICU families at MB Orange County's:
80's Prom

Beginning February 1st:
Individual Tickets: $250

Thank You to These Sponsors!
Thank you, Lulla doll, for supporting our MB families during the holiday season with a gift of 30 Lulla Owls for our Santa's Workshop event. The Lulla Owl is a soother and sleep companion for the smallest babies! It imitates closeness to a caregiver with its soft feel and 24-hour soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat, offering continuous comfort and support. Thank you, Lulla dolls, for supporting our NICU families this past holiday season.
Thank you to Kathy Gohari, and the Rodeo Drive Committee for your generous donation of $7,500. This kind donation will support our special delivery "Pappa" shuttle in Los Angeles. Miracle Babies launched home to hospital transportation services this past March ensuring moms are united with their critical care infant.
Thank you Rodeo Drive Committee for supporting our growing programming services in the southern California region.
Join us and our SUPERHERO friends from the Sci-Fi Coalition on Saturday, Jan. 29th. Major thanks to our sponsors: Rent-A-Center, National City Public Library, San Diego Food Bank, & SciFi-Coalition
Additionally, a limited number of NEW Infantino baby carriers and menstrual products will be available.
Interested in volunteering? Register here to volunteer and assist our Miracle Babies' families in this new year!

Please welcome to our team, Juan! Juan is our new driver for the Los Angeles area. Juan will be transporting families to and from the hospital to be united with their babies in the ICU. Welcome, Juan, to the Miracle Babies family!

Meet Miracle Baby, William!
William was born on August 11, 2021, at only 25 weeks gestation. He weighed 1 lb. 4 oz. at birth and spent 128 days in the #NICU. Miracle Babies had the privilege of assisting William's mom, Jenny, in getting to and from the NICU with our Transportation Assistance Program. We had the opportunity to truly get to know Jenny, William, and their NICU journey.

We are thrilled to announce William was united with his mom at home- just in time for the holidays! There are no words to describe the pure joy we see on parents' faces when their little miracles finally get to go home.
Miracle Workers, Carly K. & Carly Z.
Carly Connors Kenihan (pictured right) is a mother of IVF twins Slater and Zoe, a third IVF baby, Leo, and a longtime MB supporter. Carly is a writer, storyteller, and certified baby and toddler sleep consultant, and a part-time working, stay-at-home mama. Carly shares the journeys of other inspiring mamas on The Mama Narrative that was created through her passion to support and inspire mothers in all facets of life and on her blog at: https://carlykenihan.com/. Find Carly on Instagram at @carlykenihan

Carly Zuffinetti (pictured left) is a mother of two, former special education school teacher, lover of all things healthy and green, and philanthropist! Carly shares her passion for healthy living on her Instagram, @thepreggerspantry, and is the creator of The Preggers Pantry skincare collection! When Carly isn't teaching, being a busy mom, or sharing health tips and tricks, Carly is advocating for moms and supporting our Miracle Babies' families. Learn more about Carly here: https://linktr.ee/thepreggerspantry

Thank you to both Carly K. and Carly Z. for your continued love and passion towards Miracle Babies! Both busy moms spearheaded a virtual diaper drive for our MB families in the month of December. Thank you ladies for spreading some holiday cheer this past December!