Welcome to the July 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!     

We welcome your feedback and suggestions:   admin@miraclebabies.org
IN THE NEWS
Miracle Babies Welcomes New Board Member
Dr. Jose Honold has been elected to the Miracle Babies Board of Directors. Dr. Honold specializes in neonatology and is affiliated with Rady's Children's Specialists in San Diego.


Miracle Babies is honored to have Dr. Honold as a board member providing leadership, governance and oversight to the Miracle Babies organization.



AMN Does it Again!
Thank you to AMN Healthcare once again for assembling and donating care package contents. These care bags contain comfort items and information intended to support parents who spend countless hours in the NICU with their babies.
Thank you, AMN!
Miracle Babies is celebrating Christmas in July and asking for the community to donate diapers, gas gift cards and board books for care packages. 

Join us in spreading love and cheer to families with hospitalized newborns. Click here to view our wish list
Mended Little Hearts
Miracle Babies was happy to host the June meeting of Mended Little Hearts. Mended Little Hearts is a nationwide organization for parents, caregivers and families of children with heart defects/disease. The San Diego chapter meets quarterly giving cardiac families time to come together find laughter, healing and hope.
Edit Consignment Store
Donate your consignment items
You can now take your apparel to EDIT and designate Miracle Babies to be the beneficiary of your items sales.
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 UCI Campus ! Proceeds benefit families with hospitalized newborns in Orange County.

Event includes a 5K course around perfect for runners, walkers, and strollers of all levels, a merchant and resource fair, food trucks, 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 June 2019: 

  • $19,050 awarded to 50 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!

  • 65+ 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. 

  • 205 care packages were delivered to 8 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 April to raise money for Miracle Babies -  Aaron Boyce, Andrea Dusek, Arlene Torres, Claudine Yonson, David Lester, Debra Huerta, Krislyn O'connor, Kristi Clagett, Marinaa Ybarra-Pablo, Sarah Bosse, Shelby Jones
- 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 HERE .
MIRACLE OF THE MONTH
Miracle Baby Elijah was born on June 21st, 2013. Elijah was born at 30 weeks weighing just 1 pound and 12 ounces and spending his first 91 days of life in the the NICU. At one month old and not quite 2 pounds Elijah was diagnosed with NEC. Due to the silent aggression of this fatal infection his parents were informed that Elijah may not live past 24 hrs and to prepare for the worst. Thankfully the next day his parents were informed he made it though the night and hoped for the best and a good recovery. After surgery Elijah thrived and was able to go home after 91 days in the NICU. Elijah's parents are incredibly grateful for the assistance they received from Miracle Babies during their darkest days. Elijah turned 6 this June and aside from his surgery and some delays when he was younger he’s a typical boy running, playing, and no one would ever know that he was born 1lb 12 oz.
MIRACLE WORKERS
Each month, “Special Delivery” will spotlight a “Miracle Worker” – someone who contributes to make Miracle Babies great!
Meet Jeff and Emily Wilcox
The Wilcox's began Fayfaire Clothing Co right after their daughter Faye was born in 2015. What started as a side hustle grew very quickly into our family business. They knew they wanted to give back and began looking for a charity to partner with. One of their Instagram influencers knew of Miracle Babies because she had a preemie and received a care package. Jeff and Emily loved learning about the amazing work Miracle Babies does and knew they wanted to contribute. They worked with the Miracle Babies team to develop a custom designed baby onesie that would go into each care package. They've donated more than 3,000 onesies so far and are excited to watch that number grow, since it means more families are being assisted. The Wilcox family has grown as well—Faye is now 4 years old and her little brother, Jude, is 1. Despite the growth in their business and family, one thing remains the same: Faye still thinks she’s in charge! Thank you Jeff and Emily for your continued support!

P.S. Friends & family of Miracle Babies can use promo code “MIRACLEBABIES10” for 10% off at www.fayfaire.com