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

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IN THE NEWS
MIRACLE BABIES REUNION
Hosted by
DISTROLLER
For the third year in a row, Distroller opened their doors early for Miracle Babies and NICU grads to shop and adopt. It's a great opportunity for previous families we have funded to meet other families who have gone through very similar situations. We love the atmosphere Distroller brings to these families. Thank you  Distroller USA  for hosting Miracle Babies on NICU Giving Day!

NICU AWARENESS MONTH
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OUR IMPACT

In honor of NICU Awareness Month, Miracle Babies delivered 262 care packages to 13 hospitals. A big thank you to Sundt, AMN, NCL, staff and all the volunteers who made this happen!
Our Online Auction is LIVE!
COFFEE WITH THE FOUNDER
Miracle Babies founder, Dr. Sean Daneshmand, enjoyed two of his greatest passions on NICU Awareness Day: NICU families, and coffee. Miracle Babies families, supporters and volunteers stopped in at Parakeet Cafe in Del Mar to enjoy coffee with our founder. Everyone who attended is extremely grateful for his vision in supporting families with hospitalized newborns.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
while shopping at Rite Aid

Miracle Babies is partnered with Rite Aid Foundation's efforts to support children's health and wellness. By participating in their KidCents program, you are able to round up to the nearest dollar after every purchase you make at Rite Aid. The change you round up will go directly to Miracle Babies. Easy way to help families with hospitalized newborns.
ORANGE COUNTY
SPOTLIGHT
Thank you  gorjana  for your generosity and support! On September 19th, supporters from Orange County visited gorjana at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. They shopped, laughed and raised funds for NICU families. In total, $1,200 was raised! Thank you to everyone who participated!
EVENTS
Upcoming Events:
Mark your calendars to celebrate a DECADE OF GIVING
at our 10th Annual Gala: A Night In Venice

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Your gondola awaits as you will be whisked off to romantic Venice. Through the passages and canals, experience the mystery and intrigue of this magical evening celebrating a decade of supporting families with hospitalized newborns. Dress as if being transported in time to the ball at Doge’s Palace for an evening of candlelight, glittering chandeliers, and champagne.  
Be a real-life superhero for Orange County families with hospitalized newborns!
Grab your capes and masks and get ready to join hundreds of Miracle Babies supporters on Sunday, November 17 , 2019 for the 4th annual Orange County Superhero 5K at Aldrich Park on the campus of UC Irvine. Proceeds benefit families with hospitalized newborns in Orange County.

Event includes a 5K course perfect for runners, walkers, and strollers of all levels, a merchant and resource fair, a Diaper Dash race for kids ages 2 and under, a KidZone featuring a bounce house, obstacle course, games, crafts, exotic cars, superheroes, and more!
Thanks to our generous supporters, Miracle Babies had this impact in September 2019: 

  • $19,000 awarded to 49 families in need in San Diego and Orange County. By removing financial barriers and providing key resources during the weeks following a child’s birth, we have the potential to positively impact health outcomes for an entire generation of children!

  • 60+ parents participated in 7 hosted “Miracle Hours”.  Parents enjoyed a meal, participated in crafts, and most importantly, escaped the isolation of the NICU – if only for any hour. 

  • 262 care packages were delivered to 13 hospitals. These packages were delivered to parents with babies in the NICU, regardless of need. These packages contain contents intended to support parents who spend considerable time in the NICU breastfeeding and providing “kangaroo care”.
If you are interested in volunteering or making an in-kind donation, please contact info@miraclebabies.org .
Thank you to the following Facebook friends who “hosted” Facebook fundraisers in September to raise money for Miracle Babies:
Eric Scheid, Jasmine Harris, Hannah Bertrand, Karen Voogd, Olivia Davies, Kate O'Donnell, Mandy Brekke and Jamie Lee Endres - we appreciate each one of you!
If you are interested in “hosting” your own Facebook fundraiser for Miracle Babies, go to the Fundraiser section of the Miracle Babies page and click on “Raise Money” or click below.
MIRACLE OF THE MONTH
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Miracle Baby Christopher
Meet Miracle Baby Christopher born at 23 weeks and 3 days weighing 1 pound and 2 ounces. When Christopher was born his mom Megan was was told he had little chance of survival. Beating all odds Christopher spent 120 days in the NICU. Today, two year old Christopher sees specialists regularly and will need more surgeries in the near future. Christopher we wish you the very best in your upcoming surgeries and look forward to seeing you grow!
MIRACLE WORKER
Each month, “Special Delivery” will spotlight a “Miracle Worker” – someone who contributes to make Miracle Babies great!
Meet Tina Bird and Louise Pass

For the past decade these super sisters have been spearheading event registrations for Miracle Babies. Louise, a master baker, provided the cake for the first gala over 10 years ago. Louise’s passion for baking and cake decoration has led to her own custom cake business, Fancy A Treat and multiple filming’s for Food Network TV Shows, including winning Cake Wars. Louise also is the Co-Chair of the San Diego Cake Show and currently works as the US Rep for Cake Masters Magazine.

Tina works at Sharp March Birch Hospital as the Supervisor of Women’s Education, managing the prenatal classes and support groups. Helping new families navigate the joys and challenges of parenting is part of Tina’s every day.
Tina’s two grown children and dog Winston, have also assisted at 5K registration over the years.
Louise’s husband Ian, has also been an integral part of Miracle Babies events managing IT and security. Thank you for your decade of service and commitment to supporting NICU families and Miracle Babies!