Planning Your Stay At The Rosen Centre

Just a few weeks away until The Gift of Life Big Fund Raising Event! If you are traveling from out-of-town or you just want to enjoy waking up late after the big night, the  Rosen Centre will have room blocks for 89.00/night when you mention that you are with The Gift of Life event.  This offer will be good through 8/14/2014, after that you can still reserve your room, but it will be on a first come first serve basis, based on hotel availability.  So if you know that you want to spend the night, reserve your room now, while the rooms are blocked for the event.

Rosen Centre Hotel

                9840 International Dr

                Orlando, FL 32819

                (407) 996-9840

                     http://www.rosencentre.com/

Centrally located on popular International Drive and connected to the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Centre Hotel brings you within minutes of all the attractions and entertainment that make Orlando an exciting destination. In addition to being close to theme parks, shopping and world-class golf, Rosen Centre Hotel is just 12 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

For directions and map, click here.

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Spotlight On A Vendor …..Orlando Harpist Christine MacPhail

Today’s spotlight is on Christine MacPhail, Orlando Harpist.  Christine began playing the harp at age 6 and has been playing professionally in the Central Florida area for over 25 years. She enjoys playing a variety of music of all styles, from classical to contemporary, and always loves learning new songs and adapting them to the harp. Christine MacPhail When 27 Miracles interviewed Christine and asked why she wanted to get involved with The Gift of Life,her reply was ” I am honored to be helping Rosie to benefit A Story of Faith and Florida Hospital.  The story of her son Kaleb is inspirational and would touch anyone’s heart.  Rosie and the 27 Miracles Team are continually giving back to the community and I am privileged to be included at her charitable events.” ChristineMacPhailPic2 Christine and her harp bless many in the Central Florida area by playing at weddings, charity events and more…..Her music is very inspiring. When Baby Kaleb was born, Christine made a cd for him that to date he still listens to before bed.  The music was soothing to him during those long nights of hearing an oxygen concentrator all day and night.  He became so used to Christine’s music that when she played at Kaleb’s baby dedication, he immediately turned his head to Christine’s music. 061310 Kaleb's Baby Dedication at the First Baptist Church of Windermere

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Spotlight on Galuwi Art……………..

Today’s Spotlight of the Week is On Galuwi Art.   When Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles Approached Gary one of the partners for Galuwi, he knew exactly what to do.  We were contacted immediately to design the invitation that you see today for The Gift of Life and the event logo.

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A Little bit about this team of creative people:

“GaLuWi Inc. is a custom print & photography studio fused with graphic art & design. We are unique and passionate about everything we do, in business and in life.

Our vision is to capture a moment-in-time with creative thinking and a camera lens. Our desire is to create a timeless image that will capture your full attention.

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When you mix our passion for photography with our attention to detail and design abilities, amazing moments come to life. Whether you choose from one of our photography moments or one of your very own, we are happy to design something special for you.”

When we asked Galuwi Art why they wanted to work with 27 Miracles and The Gift of Life event that will benefit Florida Hospital for Children’s NICU department, they said :

“When GaLuWi Inc. heard about the challenges that Rosie had in pulling together resources to tell her story of faith, we were touched and decided to help in some small way using our graphic abilities. Community involvement is important to us and we only hope that Rosie’s efforts will inspire others to contribute in any way they possibly can. We all are busy with our daily lives but it is important to remember those that are in need and the struggles and challenges others may face. Bless the children and families that have these challenges with a small miracle of your own today. “Hugs to all” Sincerely GaLuWi Inc. ”

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Today’s Sponsor is John Michael Events

John Michael Events is no stranger to 27 Miracles.  They have worked numerous weddings, events and fund-raisers together and when it came to the Gift of Life, they most graciously accepted.  They will be the sponsors for our Volunteers and Vendors working  The Gift of Life event on September 13 2014 at the Rosen Hotel!

A Little bit about John Michael Events….

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John Michael Events has been serving Central Florida’s wedding and event planning needs since 1995. We make everything from scratch and only use fresh all natural and/or organic foods. We also limit the number of events we execute in any one day to provide a superior level of service and food quality. We believe in an all-inclusive and up-front philosophy where we will never surprise our clients with a bunch of  add-on costs or hidden fees.

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John Michael Events takes great pride in our community and giving back. 27 Miracles always goes above and beyond and it is our pleasure to help out with the Gift of Life event. It is for a wonderful cause and we encourage everyone to get involved! www.johnmichaelevents.com

 

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Unsung Hero Gets Recognized

You might ask what is an unsung hero?

“An unsung hero is a role model whose generous acts of compassion, strength, selflessness, perseverance and, quite possibly, sacrifice make a profound and positive difference on the course of history.” Lowell Milken Center 

The other day A Story of Faith and 27 Miracles  brought you the story of Glenn Ferguson, a world-famous Caricaturist that is sponsoring  The Gift of Life event on September 13 2014.  If you missed his story, click on this link https://27miracles.com/2014/05/29/spotlight-on-glenn-ferguson-caricature-artist/

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After the overwhelming response from readers that never knew he was a preemie and his dedication to this event, many became supporters of this very important fundraising event by purchasing tickets and becoming sponsors.  You can visit our website www.astoryoffaith.com to obtain more details.

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Today A Story of Faith and 27 Miracles want to bring you another story on one unsung hero.  It is the daughter of Master Bridal Consultant Rosie Moore .   After the initial shock that a teenager receives that mom is having a baby, that was the start of a whirlwind change in her young teen age life. Kayla was 14 yrs old when Kaleb was born at 27 weeks weighing only 1lb and 10 oz.  A micropreemie born 13 weeks early.  Life still had to go on for Kayla despite the fact that her baby brother was clinging to life in the NICU.  Many days and nights of schedule changes, homework at the hospital, dinners out on the road and no family fun activities on the weekends due to trips to the hospital.  But she quietly helped to be supportive, although never knowing what was really going on.

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Life care coaches at the hospital brought Kayla in to see the baby for the very first time in November when he was a little more stable in the step down NICU.  It was very shocking for a teen to see such a tiny baby all attached  to wires and machines supporting his life.  She was given the chance to hold him, but it was much to scary for her.

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The weeks and months passed by and Kaleb was finally able to come home. Coming home, that is where more challenges came about. In March 2010, Kaleb came home to be on  18 different medication dosages, oxygen 24/7, apnea monitors at night, 2 types of breathing treatments every four hours, tube feedings every 3 hours, occupational, speech and physical therapists coming to the house daily, 2-3 drs appts every week.  Wow life was definitely not normal here . Kayla started to see the care that was involved in taking care of Kaleb.  Little by little she learned about his care and treatment.

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In June 2010, Rosie, Marcus, Kayla and Baby Kaleb, planned a trip to  visit Marcus’ family in NJ.  Oh boy with all that Kaleb had going on, that sounds crazy.  All the necessary permissions were obtained to carry equipment on the flight.  Kaleb was weaned off the oxygen little by little so that he can sustain a 2 hour flight until he would be on the ground again to receive the oxygen. It was an interesting sight at the checkout counter with 8 carry on bags, 6 checked bags, stroller and car seat.  For three people and a baby wow, but Kayla helped all the way through with taking care of him. She learned how to do his breathing treatments and how to do his tube feedings and administer his medications.

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Today she is 19 years old and a college student at PBA studying Communications.  She is today’s unsung hero as she turned 19 years old yesterday and we remember her today for stepping up to the plate and helping a difficult situation be an easier situation.  Kayla helped  to take care of Kaleb whenever her parents had to do a wedding or event or just needed some down time to rest or relax.

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You too can be involved in the Gift of Life and Help with your donations, supporting the event with your attendance or becoming a sponsor.  Contact 27 Miracles for more information on sponsoring 407-905-5454 or emailing at info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

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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 who said hmm we shall have to start infertility treatments to help you along the way because your body has forgotten how to get pregnant after a 13 year lapse.  So reluctantly for a few months  they tried it the doctor’s way.  Rosie got to the point that she did not want anymore interventions and planned appointments.  They prayed to the Lord and said, Lord let your will be done.  Three months after treatment stopped on the Friday before mother’s day, Rosie was able to give Marcus the biggest surprise ever.  God intervened and they were expecting their first child.

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A few months in to the pregnancy after all the other trials of pregnancy, the doctors discovered that Rosie had stroke level high blood pressure and she did not have any symptoms, which worried them.  They became concerned and said immediate hospital stays were mandatory. Kaleb’s life and Rosie’s life were in danger.  On an unssupecting day while already hospitalized, Kaleb’s heart rate dropped, he had the cord wrapped around his neck three times.  An emergency c-section was needed.

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Rosie and Marcus endured a 5 month stay with Kaleb in the NICU where daily doctors would say we don’t guarantee his life.  There were days that they both wanted to give up hope, but each time they thought there was no hope, God gave them strength to keep going.

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Until one day after being born at 1lb 10 oz and 27 weeks he was discharged after 23 weeks or 5 months in the NICU at 10lbs 1 oz.  What an amazing God of miracles. Notice he reversed his weight at discharge from birth!

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This is why Rosie Moore decided to put her story of faith on paper and now in to a movie to help support those moms and dads and healthcare workers that are struggling day in and day out wondering what will become of their child.  Even after they go home on medications, treatments, equipment, there is hope! Today Kaleb is 4 years old and although he only has 1 kidney and some eating issues, the doctors are amazed at his progress and development!

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Join 27 Miracles and other Sponsors on September 13 2014

The Gift of Life Event 

This special night includes dinner, entertainment, guest celebrities, and silent auction to bring awareness and support to Florida Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Celebrating the daily miracles of premature newborns and encouraging all individuals & families through the making of the movie, 

“A Story of Faith”

Proceeds will go to Florida Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Orlando

as well as towards the costs of producing the movie, “A Story of Faith”

based on the book authored by Rosie Moore

See Fox News Lauren Johnson Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUrqLB2L7eY&feature=share

Stay tuned to the website for updates on the event

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A Letter from one Mother in the NICU to Another Mother

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( Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit) mother to another.  After going through this experience myself, I know how both mothers feel.

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Dear New NICU Mom,

I recognized you the other day. You came out of the NICU, your husband right behind you. You walked slowly, like maybe you had a c-section last week, but you didn’t still look pregnant. You were both crying softly. You looked exhausted. I knew that look.

My baby and I had to meet someone in a NICU waiting area at our city’s children’s hospital for a research study. You saw us sitting there in the waiting area. You looked at me. I smiled a sad smile at you and you returned it.

What I wanted to say, what I tried to say in that sad smile, was this:

I know how it feels.

I was you eight months ago.

I have cried those quiet, uncontrollable tears – on a good day by NICU standards – as I put my tiny son back in his incubator after a kangaroo care session, carefully juggling wires and tubes, nestled him in, put a fleece blanket over the box to keep the light out. Watched the monitor to make sure the numbers indicated that he was comfortable before I left. I, too, hesitated before I smoothed the last corner down, peeked through the plexiglass and choked up as I whispered – goodnight, my baby, I love you, I will see you soon.

I have walked that slow, heart-wrenching walk, away from my sweet tiny baby. Pain in my abdomen, where a baby should still be, halting my steps. Crying, not sure if I’m embarrassed for a stranger in the hospital to see my tears, or if maybe crying in a hospital is what people expect, or if I don’t even care.

I am so sorry I am here with my healthy infant, confronting you right here as you leave your baby behind for now.

My gargantuan baby (to you anyway, I know) weighs 15 pounds and 10 ounces today. Five times his birth weight exactly. He is healthy and normal for his adjusted age. No more oxygen, no more wires, no medications. He didn’t even go to the doctor at all in April. I know he looks like a freak of nature to you. Sometimes even I can’t believe this is the same baby who could curl up into a little ball under my cupped hands. That I watched with delight and thanksgiving as his stick-like limbs got chunkier and his little belly became roly-poly and his eyes went from murky blue-gray to clear blue and his ears grew cartilage that makes them stick out.

Your little baby is perfect. How big is your baby? I want to ask. Actual and adjusted age? How is she doing today? Were you able to hold her?

When I smile at you, holding this giant baby, I want to tell you that I hope with all my heart that your baby will be fine too. That the fear slows down as time passes. And if your baby does need oxygen, wheelchairs, braces, monitors, tubes, I want to tell you that a gift of the NICU is that now I can look past the medical devices. If that is what your child needs, when I see you in public in a year or two, I will see your beautiful child, not his equipment.

New NICU mom, in the glance we shared, I just wanted you to know that I’ve been there. This healthy baby on my lap has been where your baby is. We know how much it hurts. It’s okay that you’re crying, NICU mom. Your journey is hard. Sometimes you have to cry. Let me share your burden for a moment. I know how to carry it.

Love,

A recent NICU mom

This letter just brings tears to your eyes.  This is what A Story of Faith is trying to do for NICU moms and dads and the healthcare workers that day in and day out take care of that precious bundle of joy. On September 13, 2014, 27 Miracles is hosting an event called The Gift of Life to benefit Florida Hospital  Walt Disney Children’s Pavillion, The NICU department and the making of the Movie A Story of Faith.  Your attendance and donation to this event will help many parents going through this pain and healthcare workers feeling the stress without their own support to receive this message of hope.  It will help the NICU receive new equipment that will continue to save lives daily.

Please visit our event website to purchase your ticket today and if you cannot attend, please consider a donation to the event, every little bit helps.

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