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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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 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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Going Home From The NICU

When you are expecting a baby you expect to be pregnant for 9 months, have a normal delivery and be home 2-3 days later.  But sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control that is not always the case.  Jennifer was one of those moms, expecting a normal delivery, but instead found herself delivering Baby Kellan at 33 weeks when her water broke. An emergency c-section to save Baby Kellan and mom’s life was necessary because she developed preeclampsia.”

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Preeclampsia is a condition that pregnant women develop. It is marked by high blood pressure and a high level of protein in the urine. Preeclamptic women will often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. This condition usually appears during the second half of pregnancy, often in the latter part of the second or in the third trimesters, although it can occur earlier http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/preeclampsia-eclampsia) .  

Kellan was 4 lbs 2 oz and then dropped his weight to under 4 lbs due to the prematurity of his lungs.  He was not able to come home until he gained his 4 lbs again.  This is not what Jennifer expected after recuperating from her own unexpected surgery.  But the day came for her to  bring baby Kellan home.  In Jennifer’s words she stated, ” I remember holding Kellan for the 1st time without tubes & wires. (What a crazy feeling that was–felt like I was going to set an alarm off for moving more than a foot with him.) He was just over 4lbs. We were getting ready to be discharged from the NICU.  And I am not afraid to admit that I was scared beyond belief!”

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This is just one mom’s trials of the NICU.  Baby Kellan was only in the NICU 10 days due to the fact that their hospital was not equipped to handle a longer stay for babies in the NICU.    He should have stayed a little longer because after discharge he developed many issues with feeding.  Jennifer drives 3 hours each way to get specialized treatment and care for Kellan.

This is just one of the reasons for The Gift of Life Event on September 13, 2014.  This event is not just a reason to get dressed up, have good food and entertainment with a chance to get a celebrity’s autograph.  Those are all good reasons to come out and have a great time.  You can’t beat the price a nice dinner, entertainment and celebrity encounters.  But know that with that,  your ticket purchases and your donations will go towards the needs of the NICU( Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and the making of the movie A Story of Faith,  The Movie will be based on the experience of the NICU   and will offer support to parents and healthcare workers during this critical time through a love story and a journey of faith.

To learn more about the event visit our website at http://www.astoryoffaith.com/

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Merry Christmas from 27 Miracles

Merry Christmas from 27 Miracles!!!! Hoping that this Christmas season you are able to be with those that matter to you the most, friends and family. Today’s Christmas blog is a very special and dear one to my heart.

On October 13, 2009, I had a baby boy weighing in at 1lb 10oz.  He was 27 weeks at birth.  He life was not guaranteed, in fact daily we were told he may not make it.  We had an up and down rollercoaster with him for five months.  We thrived on hearing the good days when he had a great day in the NICU.  We lived on milestones, when he is 3 lbs he can wear clothes, when he is 4 lbs he can go home.

Kaleb reached 4 lbs right around December 1st, daily we trusted God and asked if he was going home and all we were told was, “we have to wait until the doctor determines how he is doing.”  Kaleb still had episodes where he would stop breathing right in my arms.  The news came around the 2nd week of December that Baby Kaleb was not going home.  I became very depressed at the thought that my little one would not be with us for his first Christmas.

The Child Development Department sent someone to talk to us and involved my teen age daughter in the process to help us cope.  The nurses right away embraced us and said it is okay, this too shall pass and you will have that special little boy in your arms in no time.  Throughout the weeks that followed, a few of the nurses bought Kaleb toys and some clothes to wear.  It was so funny as each nurse came by to see whenever he had their outfit on.  He did not lack for love.  On Christmas day they allowed for extra visitors and I remember my parents, Marcus and my two kids came to visit Kaleb. They showered us with hugs and love.  But most of all,  what I remember was receiving a book for myself, a toy for Kaleb and an umbrella for Marcus.  You might say what is so special about that, nothing really.  It is what it meant to us, someone remembered that we were there in the hospital on Christmas day hurting because our baby was hurting.

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Christmas night after my parents and kids left, Marcus and I returned to the NICU to spend more time with Kaleb.  I remember praying in the Chapel at Florida Hospital for God to intervene.  I felt so alone, but at that moment we went upstairs to the NICU and I saw the very ornament that we gave the NICU that said Hope and I felt like that was a sign from God saying, I hear your prayers, have Hope.

We finally did bring Kaleb home March 24, 2010 after 163 days of being in the NICU.  Why am I telling you this story on Christmas day?  The reason is that the following year we returned in 2010 to deliver cookies again to  the NICU and to bring Kaleb so that the nurses that took care of him could see him and his progress. In 2011 we went back and again brought some cookies.

In 2012 I met a woman at Good Samaritan Village, she had a most interesting ministry.  Her name is June Bainer and at that time she was about 91 yrs old I believe now she is around 92 or 93.  She is full of energy and with a heart as big as can be.  She went on TV 98( the village tv channel) and spoke about Bears ( this was about in October) she indicated that they had all these bears and the women of the village ranging in age from 68-90+ years of age made the bears.  The only problem was that they were not internet savvy and did not have the connection to the right group to donate to.

Immediately I contacted her and scheduled time to listen to her ministry and see how I could help her out.  I shared my journey with Kaleb and asked if we may purchase the bears on behalf of 27 Miracles so that we can donate them to the babies parents at the Florida Hospital NICU.  She said that she will donate them to us as the story touched her heart.  She indicated that they are called Love Bears and given to children who are hurting or sick, physical or emotional.  Mrs Bainer indicated that this was the first time that she has done this for the NICU and was very excited.  She donated 125 bears.  On Christmas week 2012 we donated 100 Bears to the NICU.  The staff took the bears and handed them out to the parents and we were so happy for that.

2013 Came and we got to see the bear exchange( this is the time when ladies all over the village and snow birds bring their precious bears to give them away.  These ladies kiss their bears good-bye some of them as they literally put their love in to making them. No two bears are made the same.  They all look different  and are different sizes with different facial features.  We left the Village that October day with 100 bears.

We were in contact with Florida Hospital and the date they selected for delivery of the bears was Dec 17, 2013.  Sara Channing, Media Relations, Nussi Afraz, Child Life Special Events and Chantelle Child Life as well, orchestrated my coming to visit the NICU.  I was able to meet with a few parents and explain to them the reason for my being there.  I let them know that I know what they are going through now while they are there during the Christmas season.  I provided them with hope and encouragement but most importantly not to lose faith. These parents were very touched by the gift of a bear.  The first mom, had twins and only one survived.  The second mom had triplets and only two survived.

As I walked around the NICU with Nussi and Chantelle, I shared with them that this is the first time that I stepped foot inside the patient room in the NICU since I left.  It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes to see where we are now and where we were then.  Nicholas, Photographer for Michael Anthony Photography, offered to take a few photographs for Florida Hospital, to remember this day by. Nicholas was also able to relate to this, as in South Florida,  a few years ago, he too had a preemie in the NICU.  His preemie is okay now.  So he understood where we were and where these parents are.

I share this testimony not to give myself any glory for what I did, but to give Glory to God who is the Master Planner and Healer.  Sharing some hope and encouragement provided me with the greatest feeling of hope and love remembering the days that I was there with our baby hanging on to a thread.  If I can show a little love and take a moment to bring someone a little Love Bear donated by the woman of Good Samaritan and those parents feel love, then I have done my job of support.

These bears were all stuffed in little white bags with their individual cards by Chad Morrison, Patrol Leader for Boyscout Troop 826. He spent several hours stuffing bears in a bag and stapling cards to the bags. If not for people like Chad who volunteer and other people like June Bainer and her ladies from Good Samaritan that make the bears this could not be done.

I thank God for giving me the ideas and allowing this dream to be born in my heart. For Mrs Bainer and the ladies from Good Samaritan for taking the time and effort to make these Love Bears.  My husband Marcus who allows me to do this type of work to help others* yes even during the busy Christmas and wedding season) and my daughter who helped transport the bears in her car there. To Nicholas Sabatino of Michael Anthony Photography, for taking pictures to share with me and Florida Hospital.  To Bruce from Treasured Moments for making this photo Montage on Christmas eve at the drop of a hat.  Finally to the NICU staff at Florida Hospital, Chantelle in Child Development, Nussi Afraz, Child Life Special Events and Sara Channing in Media Relations, for allowing me to share a little love with other parents and babies and Give This Christmas Away this year!

I will leave you with these words. please visit our web page about the Story of Faith, it will let you know how we are trying to get the word out to parents, to loved ones going through Breast Cancer, to single moms, to people in love and to people longing for true love.  If you read through it will provide you the information needed about the up and coming movie, ” A Story of Faith”  http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/services/community.php

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27 Miracles Countdown to Christmas Day 1

Merry Christmas to you from 27 Miracles!! Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant wants to take you on a countdown to Christmas.  Take a moment each day to visit her blog so that you can enjoy a minute of having a healthy happy you!

Day 1 Start a Tradition:

“Traditions are important because they provide a sense of belonging,” says Barbara Fiese, chairwoman of Syracuse, New York.  Create a holiday dish, paint a new ornament each year or come up with another way to personalize the season. ( Better Homes and Gardens)

Some of Rosie’s Moore’s family traditions include, taking a yearly family Christmas picture that includes the dogs who are part of the family as well. This year Rosie’s parents joined in on the yearly family tradition with the pictures.  Some other traditions would be getting a new Disney Ornament marking the current year on it.

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