The Gift of Life Entertainment Line Up

 

Who will be coming out of Southern Elegance Limousine to entertain you on September 13 2014 and walking on the red carpet? You will have to be there to see and meet some of these celebrities donating their time to entertain you.

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Southern Elegance Limousine is the official transportation company for The Gift of Life. Southern Elegance Limousines has been providing Limousine and Executive Car Service in the Orlando and Central Florida area since August of 2000. Their goal is to provide you with a safe and reliable service with a professional chauffeur that tends to your every need.

When Owner Miguel was asked why he wanted to help The Gift of Life, he replied

“The reason that I would like to help this cause is that as small business owners we run around 24/7 trying to run our businesses and provide for our families and sometimes you have to stop and also think that there are other people that you can help and assist that are not as lucky as we are.”

www.southernelegancelimousines.com

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Whitney Lynn/Recording Artist

Christian recording artist, songwriter, actress, host, worship leader, & speaker. The artist has received an IAAPA nomination for, “Best Female Performer” (one out of three females in the world). The artist has toured to India, hosted Disney’s Night of Joy, advertised through TV Guide, and recorded for Grammy Award winning producer, Dru Castro. Whitney Lynn has sung backup for Donnie McClurkin, Karen Wheaton, and The Crabb Family for TBN, and has been heard on radio. She is grateful to use her gifts for God’s glory and to reach the lost through her music.

 http://www.whitneylynn.org/

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Hannah Daly/Singer and Songwriter

Hannah Daly is a songwriter with an extraordinary talent for telling stories through her music.  From playful infatuations to unrequited affection, Hannah’s lyrics and arrangements express the depth and emotion of an old soul tempered by the innocence of youth. Hannah recorded Never Be the Same with Mike Walker, a Grammy-award winning musician and producer.

When ashed is she would be able to perform at The Gift of Life, her enthusiastic reply was, ” Yes!  What an amazing cause. The event sounds fantastic, and I am honored to participate.”

http://www.hannahdalymusic.com/

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Rico Michael Jackson/Entertainer

I would like to introduce “Enrico Hampton” known to many as “Rico-Michael Jackson” world’s most exciting Michael Jackson Tribute artist. His life as an entertainer has been event filled, performing for various community events, schools, churches, and charities. Rico’s breath-taking performances have led him on a journey around the country from LA to New York. His musical magnetism has drawn recognition and praise from the city of Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley, who honored the multi-talented with a proclamation proclaiming December 5th Enrico Hampton Day in the City of Chicago.  http://ricomichaeljackson.com/www.ricomichaeljackson.com/HOME.html

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Glenn Ferguson/Caricature/Artist

Glenn is an award-winning caricature artist/ illustrator residing in Orlando, FL. He has been nominated a Master caricaturist by the International Society of Caricature Artists (after winning the Golden Nosey Award in 2009). His artwork can be seen all over the world.  Every guest attending The Gift of Life can take home a caricature of themselves as his gift to you for attending The Gift of Life

When Glenn was asked why he wanted to be involved with The Gift of Life, his reply surprised us all.  “I am happy to help with this event, the Gift of Life, that will benefit the Florida Hospital for Children/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Making of the movie A Story of Faith; because I experienced the same care that all of these unsung heroes do every day. It’s because of the amazing and heartfelt care and expertise that were so instrumental in my survival and enduring health those first delicate months of my life that I am here. ” You see Glenn was born prematurely himself at 1lb.

http://www.glennfergusonarts.com/

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Vincent De Marco/Actor/Producer

Vincent DeMarco is an actor and producer,

Vincent DeMarco is known for Ace of Clubs (2014), Undead Apocalypse (2012) and The Art of Villainy (2014).

 Letting Go (2014)

Super’mance (2014)

The Breaking Point  (2014)

Two Sided (2013)

Tysis (2013)

Dream Season (2013)

Less Lost (2012)

ExtermiNoir (2012)

The Return of the Loch Ness Monster from Outer Space (2012) and more..

When you ask Vincent why he wanted to be involved with The Gift of Life, his reply was , “The movies that last the test of time are always the films with a positive message and heart warming stories.  “A Story of Faith” has all the makings to be that strong of a film.  Not only touching the hearts of those who will watch it but also helping the newborns  right in our own hometown.  DeMarco Films is proud to be apart of this project and The Gift Of Life Event.  Anyone willing or able to give to this incredible organization will be making a difference for high risk newborns here in Orlando as well as helping families keep the faith during their struggle to keep their newborn child alive.”

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Dave Maldo/Magician

Let me introduce Dave Maldo, Magician.  Dave has been performing mind-blowing magic for more than 20 years, his unique style has astonished & amazed thousands of people around the world. While serving abroad, he was enlisted by the USO to perform at venues throughout Europe.  This allowed him to present the universal language of magic to the world stage. Today, he continues to mystify diverse audiences with family-friendly, professional performances. Dave loves making magic, and has  a blast doing it – and so will the audience!

http://www.seelivemagic.com/magicians/dave-maldo/

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Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Hilton Bernstein

Dr. Bernstein is board certified in pediatrics and specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics. He and the physicians at The Center for Neonatal Care provide comprehensive services and treatments for a variety of neonatal conditions. The Center was designed to treat premature and sick babies at Florida Hospital for Children. For newborns that are in a high-risk pregnancy, are premature at birth, or are critically ill, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) serves as their “home” until they are able to be discharged. The NICU is overseen by the neonatologists from the Center.

Dr. Bernstein along with the team of neonatolgists on staff at Florida Hospital for Children, svaed the life of Kaleb Moore, the preemie that brought you A Story of Faith . You can purchase the book here Amazon  or at The Gift of Life Event on September 13 2014

https://www.floridahospital.com/doctor/hilton-m-bernstein-md-1568493310

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And if all that is not enough for fun….we want to shake things up a bit with some photobooth time from our friends at

Just For You Photo Booth

Just For You Photo Booths have the mission to provide the best photo booth rental service in Central Florida for people who’s life memories are priceless.

When you ask owner Eddie, Why support The Gift of Life, his reply: “My wife and I have been in business now for over 5 yrs and we are always looking for ways to give back to the community. We are a small family owned business. As hopeful parents one day when God blesses us with one of our own we will feel comfortable knowing that there are organizations out there that will provide help for those unexpected life emergencies with children. We feel strongly about helping and giving back to organizations and hospitals that their main focus is to take care of all children’s needs for a healthy life and give the parents the support and help they deserve. That’s why we feel that giving this small gift could make someone happy and help.” www.justforyouphotobooths.com

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Keep up with our celebrities through our website:  http://www.astoryoffaith.com/#!celebrities/c141n

Purchase your tickets here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

A Story of Faith www.astoryoffaith.com

The Gift of Life https://www.facebook.com/events/223058997904739/

Stay tuned to our blog to see what other celebrities are supporting The Gift of Life!!!

Spotlight on Glenn Ferguson…..Caricature Artist…

Glenn is an award-winning caricature artist/ illustrator residing in Orlando, FL. He has been nominated a Master caricaturist by the International Society of Caricature Artists (after winning the Golden Nosey Award in 2009). His artwork can be seen all over the world.

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You might ask yourself, why would a famous artist want to help with an event like the Gift of Life….Here are Glenn’s very own words when he was interviewed….

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“The year is 1973, in April, and I’m removed by C-section from my mother’s womb. My heartbeat is irregular, and my lungs aren’t fully developed, but I’m able to breathe ok. I’m whisked away immediately and placed inside a plastic rectangle. This rectangle becomes my home for the next 6 months.

I never saw my mother. She didn’t get to see me. They didn’t allow her to visit me. They didn’t allow her to name me for 6 months.

I was born with a total weight of 1 pound, 6 ounces. From head to toe I fit inside the palm of an average person’s hand. Doctors feared the worst and were expecting me not to live very long. But they made a home for me in an incubator and cared for me until I was ready to go home in October.

When I was allowed to finally meet my mother, and hear her voice, as you can imagine, I knew I was home. I was monitored constantly, and visited so many doctors for the first year of my life, but I beat all the odds and survived.

Now, in 2014, I’m 41 years old. I’m very healthy, athletic, and thriving beautifully with my fiance’ JoAnn. I grew up small, and I’m a little on the short side at 5′ 7″, but other than that, perfectly fine, normal, and happy. I’m grateful to all the doctors and nurses that helped me survive those first few months, and I have great sympathy and encouragement for anyone who has a premature child. ”

 

“I am happy to help with this event, the Gift of Life, that will benefit the Walt Disney Pavillion Florida Hospital for Children/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Making of the movie A Story of Faith; because I experienced the same care that all of these unsung heros do every day. It’s because of the amazing and heartfelt care and expertise that were so instrumental in my survival and enduring health those first delicate months of my life that I am here. ” www.glennfergusonarts.com

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It is because of the care of doctors and nurses that work in the NICU and have up to date equipment that babies like Glenn and other babies today can survive.  Sometimes medical science is ready to give up, but the babies fight for their lives and some are pretty determined. In 1971 it was unheard of for a preemie to survive.  Thank God for Glenn’s doctors and nurses ! Can you imagine in this day and age not being able to see your baby for 6 months?  It is hard enough seeing them daily and not being able to bring the baby home.

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This is why The Gift of Life is going to do just that, help raise funds for the Florida Hospital Walt Disney Children’s Pavillion, the NICU department and the Making of the Movie A Story of  Faith.   Through this movie of love, encouragement and hope, it will  show parents and caregivers that they are not alone and that there is hope out there.

Purchase your tickets here to attend the event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

To Find out how you can be a sponsor, contact 27 Miracles today at 407-905-5454 or email them at info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

A Story of Faith http://www.astoryofaith.com