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

Listen to Christine play

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Today’s Spotlight is on Roque Productions

27 Miracles wants to recognize Andres Roque of Roque Productions.  Andres and his team are no strangers to working and giving back to the community.  That is in fact how Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles met Andres.  She was in need of vendors to work at the 27 Miracles Christmas Extravaganza in downtown Winter Garden.  Rosie did not know Andres but they met at a Bridal Show.  When Rosie emailed vendors for assistance in this event, Andres was the first to say, I will help.  This event was to raise funds and honor the Brides Against Breast Cancer, Toys for Tots and the Boys and Girls Club of Winter Garden.  With over 400 plus people attending the event, the night was a success on that cold December 2, 2010 weeknight.

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After that Roque Productions has worked with 27 Miracles on various other community events, weddings and Quinces.   27 Miracles’ clients are always happy with the stellar work that they perform.

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When we asked Andres why do you do what you do for the community, his reply “If you have the opportunity to get involved with The Gift of Life event, I really encourage you to do so. Over the past 4 years, we have worked with Rosie and the 27 Miracles team on numerous events for great causes.  They truly have their community’s best interest at heart and their drive to help others is admirable.  We are all called to help our neighbor and the events put together by 27 Miracles have become a great way for us to do so. “

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Roque Productions is in the business of “Making It Happen” for their clients. Since the beginning, CEO Andrés Roque, made it a point for his clients to feel valued and this carries through the company. From the planning process to the post event wrap-up, you’ll understand that they are driven to go beyond. Sure, there are lots of companies that provide similar services, but the difference in how they provide these services can only be experienced.

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If you have not bought your ticket yet to The Gift of Life, click on the link to purchase now, during early bird sales.

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Lost and Found…A Touching Story

27 Miracles brings you stories and blogs of their own but every once in awhile they will come across a story that will inspire and touch you.  Today’s story is written by Journalist Kelley Benham for The Tampa Bay Times. It was also published at Huffington Post

See her full story here: Never Let Go

Watch Kelly tell her story on video ….This story will bring you to tears as you see the amazing faith that her and her husband shared….If you have never experienced or seen a baby born premature, this will give you the reality of what it is.  It is scary and will move your heart of compassion.

Watch the touching story here :  

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Help fund places like this that will help save lives, but most importantly help support the parents undergoing this ordeal.

Come to the event The Gift Of Life and you will be able to help babies like this

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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 Thank You From Florida Hospital

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No one understands what it feels like to have a baby in the NICU quite like another NICU mommy! Over the holidays Rosie Moore stopped by with her family, including former NICU baby Kaleb, to give teddy bears to our current NICU patients. Thank you, Moore family!
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  • You and 126 others like this.
  • Stephanie Coombes Morehouse So true… its been 16 years and I will never forget. Much love to Florida Hospital!
  • Denise Manning I has been 5 for me and I think about my NICU adventure every day.
  • Cathy Wood-Sanders My grand daughter was in NICU for 2 months, Fl Hospital is the best…Thank you for the hospitality
  • Lisa Rippelmeyer It’s been almost 6 years since my Shawn was a NICU baby, and I know it’s something I will never forget.
  • Princess Monique Blanco It’s been 9 years this year you could say I lived in the NICU with my daughter Aaliyah for almost 3 months ! One Thing I must say that FLORIDA HOSPITAL is an amazing hospital and the staff and dr are Amazing!!! I must stay now she still goes there but to the Florida hospital cancer center she see’s the amazing hematogloist Dr Hajjar !! I love this hospital !!
  • Helen Ling Gonzalez Thank you to the Moore family! I remember little Kaleb. I know our current families really appreciated that!
  • Julie ‘Anderson’ Michel Our beautiful Katelyn was in the NICU for her first month, and is now a happy, healthy 21-month old. All 3 of her surgeries were performed at Florida Hospital – we love her two surgeons Dr. Anderson and Dr. Gottschall, the facility and entire staff – we recommend you all to everyone we know! Blessings to the Moore Family for their beautiful show of support to the families going through their journeys.
  • Sylvia M West Taylor After having a son spend 2 weeks in NICU is why I became a RN
  • Muñeka Victoria It’s been 5 years and I will never forget the nicu nurses or doctors. I love this hospital!! My son had a 6 month stay and it was ruff but this hospital made it go by easier. Thank u!
  • Deanna Sharpe Statton Two of my three babies were in your NICU and there’s nowhere else I would have wanted them to spend their time receiving care.
  • Lisa Rippelmeyer My 13 year old son Brandon was also kept in NICU for observation. He was a large-for-date baby, born at 36 weeks after an emergency C-section, and they were concerned that he had blood glucose issues. He was fine, and the hospital staff were wonderful!
  • Florida Hospital For Children Thank you all for sharing your stories! We absolutely love hearing from our NICU families.
  • Carol Morris I remember Santa bringing presents around the NICU on Christmas Eve for the babies when I was at the IWK in Halifax with Nathan. He got a little stuffed animal and a little story book. Yaaa for Rosie Moore and her family for being so thoughtful!!
  • Linda Lester we were across the street yesterday with baby Dakota at his neurological appt. who spent from June till October in NCIU on Rollins by the Mc Donald House..Florida Children ..and so wanted to walk over to the NICU and see the nurses who took such good care of Dakota ..he is up to 12.5 pounds a doing so much better then we could ever if hoped for..he is blind but he will overcome that as well!! Thank You Nurses!! Grammy of baby Dakota ( boy )
  • Linda Lester my Son and I didn’t know if we could go up and ask the nurses if they wanted to come outside the unit to see him

Cold, Flu and RSV

As a parent of a preemie baby Rosie Moore of 27  Miracles and author of the book A Story of Faith is aware first hand the importance of avoiding illness in her household due to the risks involved in her little one’s lungs.  Rosie is a registered nurse and has always worked in surgery and labor and delivery in the past and knew that hand washing was always the key to preventing infection spread.  But right after her little guy Kaleb was born, she knew it even more due to the delicate health of her 1 lb 10 oz baby in the NICU.  The hand washing became an even bigger part and to this day   will always remain along with the hand sanitizer.

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Some may say, “relax you have to expose your child to germs at some point or another.”  Rosie Moore says, “really, did you ever have a baby in the NICU hanging on to life every day until the day he came home?  Did you sit countless hours in the hospital NICU wondering if a treatment he was receiving would help him breath on his own again?  Then don’t tell a mom of a preemie to relax and expose them to germs.” The world is full of germs and illness and yes we trust in God, but we also need to be prudent and avoid the spread of illness.  So if you happen to come across a parent of a preemie that asks you before they go to your house or you come to theirs if you are sick or to wash your hands before greeting her son or after greeting the dogs, don’t feel insulted, just say yes.  Here is what the CDC has to says on pets and washing hands

http://www.cdc.gov/features/healthypets/

Florida Hospital most recently made an interesting jingle about hand washing.  It is funny, but you know what? It gets the point across…Wash your hands!!!

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Baby Matthew Turns 3, See…Miracles do Happen in This Day and Age

Today Micca and Gerry celebrate Baby Matthew’s Birthday.  By his Chronological age he is 3 years old.  It seems like just yesterday that someone said to these parents, your son will not make it, he was born too early.  But God had the last word and the faith of these parents impacted the miracle that we have today.  Matthew running around like a normal little boy, getting in to things as all baby boys do at this age.  Many blessings and congratulations from 27 Miracles to you Matthew and your parents.

When Matthew came out of the hospital, his parents wanted to do a baby dedication to show God and the world how much they believed in Miracles by dedicating Matthew to the Lord. Thank you to the vendors that made this event successful.

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Sivan Photography http://sivanphotography.com/

Cinematique Films http://www.cinematiquefilms.com/

Treasured Moments Videography( Trailer for the  video)  http://tmvphdfilms.com/

Party Flavors( Cake) http://www.orlandocustomcakes.com/

RJ Glamour/Centerpieces http://glamourinnovation.com/html_ver/

New Beginnings/DJ http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/new-beginnings-events-cape-coral/2ae73b735803e1d9.html

Harpist Christine MacPhail http://www.orlandoharpist.com/

First Baptist Orlando http://www.firstorlando.com/

Vocalist Christopher Gaitan

Vocalist Laura Knowles

 

The Story of Matthew a Miracle from God:

It was April 2009 when Micca discovered that she was about 4 weeks pregnant, Gerry and Micca were very happy to bring a child into this world, especially Gerry. Elda was one of the first people that found out that Micca was pregnant.  Little did they both know the strong bond of support that Elda would be providing for Micca as she and Gerry were going to embark on a journey of trials.

The pregnancy was a challenge from the first few weeks of conception. During a routine examination of the baby and blood work, it was revealed that Micca’s progesterone level was very low, so the doctor ordered progesterone to be taken up to the baby’s 13th week of gestation. Without the progesterone, the baby would not survive.

The 14th week of life brought abdominal pains.  Gerry tried to comfort Micca and thought that it was normal growing pains.  The pain persisted over the next day.  While she was visiting with her mother in law Rosa she was not feeling well and when she went home, she started to have spotting.  Micca was home alone when she started having bleeding and unbearable pain.  She thought to herself that she had to get to the emergency room. There was no time to call anyone. On her way there, she heard the song, “He’s My Son” and at that very moment she cried out to the Lord for Him to have mercy on her and her baby.  She did not know if she was having a son or not, however she just wanted the baby to be healthy.

While at the hospital emergency room, they did an ultrasound and sure enough they told her she was having a boy and his heart rate was strong.  Along with that news came some more news.  The doctor came in and stated that she has a shortened cervix and the baby would not survive the pregnancy much longer. They will have to deliver the baby and he will not survive.

She asked to be transferred to another doctor and hospital.  She ended up at Florida Hospital under the care of Dr Ahmalt. Soon after she arrived, Dr Ahmalt examined her cervix and informed her that she would only have a 5 percent chance to save the baby.  Micca, with faith in her heart, told the doctor to give her 10 percent and leave 90 percent with God.  The doctor smiled and said “okay, surgery in 7 days”. Within those 7 days, Micca prayed, from morning till night about the coming surgery.  The special surgery, called a Circlage, would help Micca to keep the baby in her womb longer.

Micca remained in the hospital 101 days.  During the 101 days that Micca was in the hospital on bed rest, Gerry never left Micca’s side.  He came to visit every day and spent the night at her bedside after work, despite being tired to encourage her.  Micca had a good support system going with her mom, mother in law, grandparents and sisters. They all brought her encouragement and comfort food while she was on bed rest.

Micca believed that there were three angels that were placed in her life with a purpose, her three friends, Elda, Karen and Daisy.  They visited her faithfully with words of support and encouragement.

Then on an unexpected Thursday September 24th 2009, the baby could no longer stay inside, he was breech, and started kicking and was affecting the cervix staying closed.  Delivery was a necessity. Micca was 27 weeks; she could not hold the baby any longer, as the baby was breech and kicking. The doctor ordered an immediate C-section to prevent Micca from losing any more blood. Micca was devastated at the doctor’s decision because she had sacrificed so long on bed rest and wanted to have a normal delivery time.   Baby Mathew was delivered at 5pm on the 24th of September, 2 lbs 2oz. Gerry had just left an about an hour before all of this happened.  His first reaction was that of shock but at the same time proud that he was a father.

Matthew was admitted to the NICU as soon as he was born. He had tubes and monitors coming out everywhere.  This was very overwhelming for both Micca and Gerry.  At this time the prayers for the baby’s survival started. While praying for Matthew the song He’s My Son” kept coming back to Micca and it gave her strength as she prayed to the Lord…..

Many days and weeks went by with daily visits to the NICU at what seemed good and bad days.  Or as they always said in the NICU two steps forward and ten steps backwards.

Things began to take a turn for the worse in the middle of October.  Matthew began to require more oxygen every day and the doctors eventually found out that Mathew had contracted a hospital borne illness called Seratia, which had gotten into his lungs.  If not treated, Seratia can become very dangerous for a premature baby.  Matthew was also treated with steroids to help with the maturation of his lungs, but Matthew did not tolerate the medications.

Matthew got to the point where he required 100% oxygen.  This lasted months.  To Micca and Gerry this was very scary. During this desperate and trying time, Matthew had two nurses who fell in love with him, Charlotte and his nurse practitioner Lisa. They never gave up on Matthew and kept trying to find out what else they could do to help Matthew.  But at the same time, they knew Matthew was running out of time. Charlotte took care of Matthew like he was her own son. Whenever Micca found out Charlotte was on a shift, she knew this was the opportunity to take a much needed break because she knew Matthew was loved and under the best care possible.

Lisa, Matthew’s nurse practitioner and Dr Goldberg also never gave up on Matthew. They were always trying to find a solution towards Matthew’s care. Matthew’s unstable breathing patterns were not easy to deal with from day one. After a month of being on 100 % oxygen, Matthew’s condition worsened instead of improving.

One Tuesday night the nurses had to manually ventilate Mathew twice because his heart rate kept slowing down to the point that he would not survive if left untreated.   That Tuesday night Micca was working and Gerry was in the hospital with Matthew.  When Micca arrived for her evening visit, the nurse’s face showed nothing but worry for Matthew.  At the same moment, the Doctor on call said, “Mom Adolphe, Matthew may not make it tonight, he is very sick and we are not sure what is going to happen.  The doctor as gently as possible told Micca that she needs to start thinking about the next step” Micca’s faith was once again tested.  She looked at the Dr. right in his eyes and said “As long as my God is good, my son will live and he will come home”.

Gerry and Micca were upset, but they held their head up high, because they felt they had to be strong for each other and Matthew. Micca started to pray Psalm 23.

Micca accepted that God could possibly take Mathew and she committed her son to the Lord and said, “God, May Your Will Be Done”. But in her heart she was dying, crying, asking God for Mercy, telling God to take her instead and give Matthew life. Micca called her mother and told her the news about Mathew.  Micca’s mom, also being a woman of faith said, “My child, close your eyes and let’s Pray.”

Where two or more of you agree together in prayer about anything, you will have what you ask, because I am also there in your midst.  Mother and Daughter agreed in prayer for Mathew’s life and Micca went back to Mathew’s room with a sense of peace and hope in her heart. Micca’s father Orius prayed as well, asking our Heavenly Father to give life to Mathew because of the child’s innocence. Gerry’s mother and sister Jeanette also came to provide support and encouragement to Micca and Gerry.  They cried, telling Matthew how much they loved him and for him to stay strong and not to give up.

During this time, Lisa, Matthew’s nurse practitioner left and care was transferred to Dinorah, another nurse practitioner.  Lisa entrusted baby Matthew in her hands.

At that moment Micca said to herself. “I’m going to fight this battle, not with my own strength, but with prayers lifted to the Lord above. So Micca began to look for God that night with prayers.   The next morning Charlotte, Matthew’s primary nurse was bathing Matthew and as Micca approached the room, she heard her softly whisper “Lord, May Your Will Be Done for Matthew.”

During that time, Micca’s sister in law called her to give her a number to Dr Ajai, a pulmonary doctor.  What a small world, that very same morning Charlotte also gave Micca the number to Dr Ajai.  Dr Ajai and his partner Dr Verma developed a plan to get Matthew off the vent.

That same day Micca cried to God, wondering why He was not listening to her prayers, so she called on Jesus name asked him to speak to God, telling God that Matthew needs Him to please hurry because there is not much time left.  I knew that Jesus would hear my prayer and that he would come to visit Matthew. The Days went by and Matthew was still very critical and sick but as the days progressed Micca kept her faith and believed that God was intervening in her son’s life.

Micca would whisper in Mathew’s ear, small affirmations of faith.  “Don’t worry my son, Jesus will come visit you and he will heal you”. 14 days later, Mathew started to make small improvements and eventually was taken off the ventilator.

As the holidays approached Matthew grew and grew.  He got to wear clothes as soon as he reached 3 pounds.  What joy to see Matthew in clothes that were big enough for a doll to wear.  But with the holidays fast approaching, the news came with the sadness that Matthew would not be home for Christmas.  All around people were rejoicing with their children.  Micca and Gerry wanted to be strong so that they could enjoy Christmas despite what was happening with Matthew.

Right before the holidays Micca met a couple in the NICU named Rosie and Marcus.  They were the parents of baby Kaleb, also born at 27 weeks and a mere 1lb 10oz, just two weeks after Matthew was born.  Micca told Rosie and Marcus the story of how she remembered seeing Rosie walking in to the NICU for the first time.  Without knowing a thing about Rosie and Marcus, Micca prayed for them, even though she had her own set of challenges with Baby Matthew.

The weeks went by and Matthew grew stronger and stronger, despite the fact that he would have set backs after a progress forward.  The last few weeks there was a lot of back and forth on Matthew’s  feedings and whether he could tolerate the feedings or not.  The end conclusion was that he was not tolerating the feedings.

It was decided that On March 12th Matthew would have a g-tube placed to help him with his feedings and bilateral inguinal hernia repairs.  This brought Micca and Gerry back to the day he was born, due to the fear of having him on the ventilator again following the surgery. But it was a necessary procedure and all were hopeful that Matthew would do well.  

The Lord certainly heard Micca and Gerry’s prayers because Matthew had his surgery and came off the ventilator after he was intubated!!!!!!!The preparation started for Matthew to go home in a week. CPR classes, monitor training with the apnea machine, breathing treatment training, medication training, g-tube care and feedings.  WOW!! Very overwhelming!  But the excitement of finally leaving a place that became Matthew’s first home for 6 months was more exciting.

On 3/19/10 Matthew took his first car ride and it was to go to his home with Mommy and Daddy!! The song that came to mind was Celebration by Kool and the Gang:

Everyone Meet Matthew Adolphe, a miracle of God…….

 

Mathew has been a miracle child from the beginning and God’s thumbprint has been all over his life.  Gerry and Micca witnessed the birth of their son. Their friends and family provided much needed support to help them get through one of the most difficult things any couple can ever go through.  Micca and Gerry wanted to celebrate this miracle with you by sharing their story, celebrating Mathew’s life and God’s faithfulness to them.

Let’s rejoice with Micca and Gerry as they have their little Miracle from God Baby Matthew in their arms.

 

Happy Birthday Matthew!!