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                                                                                                Summer, 2008

      BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              A Letter from the President
President                                      Dear Friends of The Tiny Miracles Foundation:
                        Elizabeth S. Klein
                                                    I am honored to be writing to you for the first time as the new President of
Vice President
                                               the Board of Directors of The Tiny Miracles Foundation. Our organization has
                         Rebecca Esposito
                                               been led by two dedicated and focused individuals, co-founders and past
                                               Presidents Gwen Noto and Meredith Daniels. Their dedication, passion and hard
                     Patricia Cunningham
                                               work have turned this grassroots organization into one of the fastest growing and
                                               most successful non-profit Foundations in our area. I look forward to continuing
                             Kimbel Biele
                                               this momentum by attracting more volunteers and engaging donors to join our
                           Ashley Dineen
                                               team and help us expand to other areas of our community.
                              Cheryl Egan
                     Richard M. Goldman             I am proud to report that 2007 was another successful year of growth for us.
                             Eila Johnson      Since our inception in 2004, TTMF has expanded to operate our programs in three
                 Kathy Konopka Streinger       major Fairfield County hospitals—Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport—as well as
                              Tara Leclerc     offering a variety of services to all families throughout the region. Our programs
                              Lisa Tantillo    include in-hospital resource rooms and in-hospital mentoring by a trained team of
                           Eileen Thomas       over 30 volunteer mentors; welcome and homecare supply bags; financial
                             Ariane Triay      assistance for qualifying families at our three partner hospitals; a parent support
Co-Founder, Immed. Past President & Director   matching network; a professional speaker series; a support website
                       Gwendolyn F. Noto       (; and bereavement resources. In 2007 we also began serving the
Co-Founder & Past President
                                               Spanish-speaking community by adding a Spanish language website
                         Meredith Daniels      ( and other bilingual resources.
                                                    Last year we touched the lives of 800 families at our three partner hospitals, in
                  STAFF                        addition to countless others who connected with our parent support volunteers,
Program Manager/Volunteer Coordinator          attended our lectures and accessed our services online. The cost to maintain and
                              Erika Morro      expand our varied programming in 2007 was approximately $130,000. With the
Bookkeeper/Database Manager                    help of over 100 dedicated and passionate volunteers, our hard-working Board of
                           Judy Puchalski      Directors, two part-time employees, and donors like you, TTMF has been able to
                                               offer this array of programs and services free-of-charge to the Fairfield County
                                               community in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
                                                    We still have more to do, a lot more. The rate of prematurity is rising, and is
                                               increasing the demand for our programs. Over the next two years we will begin
                                               our expansion discussions with Greenwich and Danbury Hospitals. We will also
                                               spend time re-evaluating the current programs we provide, always looking to
                                               improve and expand the effectiveness of these programs.
                                                    The Tiny Miracles Foundation is helping a new family of a premature baby
                                               every day. Many of these families we do not meet face-to-face. A family may
        Mark Your                              simply receive our supply bags, use our web site, get a book from our resource
                                               rooms, or take a break in one of our resource rooms, use the computer and have a
        Calendars!                             snack. Several of the families write to us, and their simple words of thanks remind
This year’s “Carnival of Life”                 us daily that our programs are effective and touch those in need. One family
                                               wrote this week, “Thank you for your genuine and constant help, during a very
       will be held at                         difficult time in our life. We cannot thank you enough for the baby supplies that
 Wee Burn’s Beach Club on                      truly helped us. Our emotions have been so fragile and simply knowing you were
Sunday, September 21, 2008.                    there to call, helped us so much.”
      Sponsors include                              Your support has helped TTMF continue our programs and pursue long-term
  Callari Auto Group and                       goals to expand services to other Fairfield County hospitals. Our mission could
                                               not be accomplished without the generosity of friends like you.
   the Darien Sport Shop.
  Look for your invitation                                                                                          With gratitude,
         in the mail!                                                                                            Leelee Smith Klein
                             Miracle Story: Starting Over with a Tiny Miracle                                                                      Donor Spotlight: Helping Families Stay on track During Challenging Times
     When Gloria Reyes traveled from                                                                                                     TTMF’s Emergency Assistance                 often leads to multiple or prolonged
her hometown in Puerto Rico to visit                     Gloria Reyes, and her children                                                  Program Helps Families in Need              absences from work, and lost or
her parents in White Plains, NY, in              Angel (11 mos. old — in Gloria’s lap),                                                       The emotional impact of a prema-       relinquished jobs. Many times the
April 2007, she had no idea how much            Maria (2 yrs. old) and Ariana (4 yrs.old).                                               ture birth can be devastating, but the      mother herself faces an illness related
her life was about to change.                                                                                                            financial hardships some families face      to the premature birth and needs sig-
     Twenty weeks pregnant with her                                                                                                      can also be overwhelming. Many fami-        nificant recovery time. And research
third child, Gloria, age 31, had been        intensive care, Gloria was told                                                             lies enter the neonatal intensive care      and experience show that a mother
experiencing marital difficulties with       Angel was ready to come home,                                                               units (NICU) already just scraping          being involved with her newborn’s
her husband back in Puerto Rico.             but then his oxygen levels                                                                  by—social workers at Bridgeport,            care during his or her hospital stay is
Throughout this pregnancy, he had            dropped critically low, and                                                                 Stamford and Norwalk Hospitals esti-        vital to the short- and long-term out-
become increasingly abusive, a               he was forced to remain in                                                                  mate that approximately 35%, 15% and        comes of both the baby and the family.
situation that had not occurred when         Bridgeport’s Newborn Intensive                                                              15% respectively, of families admitted           Once a preemie is discharged from
she was pregnant with her daughters          Care Unit (NBICU) for a fifth                                                               to their NICUs are considered low           the hospital, out-of-pocket expenses
Ariana, then 3, and Maria, 1. Gloria         week.                                                                                       income or impoverished—while others         can skyrocket. Families often need
thought that the separation during her             Gloria desperately wanted                                                             face daunting financial strain brought      specialized equipment, supplies or
trip to New York might serve to calm         to be by her tiny baby’s side as                                                            on by a sudden and unexpected pre-          services to help care for their baby at                  TTMF board member Kathy Konopka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Streinger meets with Clea Newman,
things down at home.                         much as she could. But living in New            “It’s been more difficult than I            mature birth and its related expenses.      home. In cases where this care risks                     President of Newman’s Own Foundation,
     Unfortunately, when she returned        York and having two young daughters             expected. Even though I am an                    We all hear about exorbitant med-      becoming overwhelming, additional                        a generous sponsor of TTMF’s Financial
home, things got worse. Her husband’s        to care for, she was unable to afford the       experienced parent, I had never had         ical costs, but expenses associated with    qualified childcare assistance can be                    Assistance Program (FAP).
abuse escalated and became                   80-mile round trip back and forth to            a preemie, and this is much, much           a preemie’s prolonged hospitalization       essential. Frequently, as a result of
increasingly physical. Gloria feared for     Bridgeport on a daily basis. The nurses         harder. He needs special care, and he       are not limited solely to medical care.     compromised respiratory and immune                    “It is such a privilege to be able
her life and those of her children, and      and social workers at Bridgeport’s              cannot do the things a typical child can    As gasoline approaches $4/gallon,           systems, many preemies are unable                 to support an organization like ‘Tiny
the stress, anxiety, fear and trauma was     NBICU could see what a wonderful                do. But he is a total joy.”                 transportation to and from the hospital     to attend childcare programs or be                Miracles’. They provide such a crucial
making her sick. She decided it was          mother Gloria was and they knew how                  Gloria has finalized her divorce       for daily visits can be prohibitive. For    exposed to other children who could               service for so many families in our
time to leave, before it was too late.       important it was for a mother to be             from her abuser. And she and her            parents who don’t own cars, multiple        make them sick for the first several              area”, says Clea Newman, President
     So Gloria, pregnant and with two        with her baby, so they contacted The            children have moved to Bridgeport           trips using a cab service or public         years, and this often means a parent              of Newman’s Own Foundation. To
toddlers in tow, secretly contacted a        Tiny Miracles Foundation and applied            to make it on their own. It is not easy     transportation are expensive. Costs for     must stay home from work to care                  achieve that goal, Newman’s Own
lawyer, obtained the court’s permission      for a grant from our Financial                  being a single mother with three young      childcare for older siblings, who often     for their child, causing financial strain         contributed $10,000 to TTMF’s
to leave Puerto Rico with her                Assistance Program (FAP). Thanks to             children, but Gloria is determined to       cannot visit their tiny brother or sister   to escalate.                                      Financial Assistance Program in 2007
daughters, and escaped to her parents’       the generosity of our donors, TTMF              make it work. The biggest challenge she     in the NICU for health and safety rea-           To address these needs, The Tiny             and additional funds in 2008.
home in New York. Once in New York,          was able to pay for Gloria’s travel             faces now is that Angel’s respiratory       sons, creates an additional burden on       Miracles Foundation developed our                     The Newman’s Own funds, along
Gloria, now 7 months pregnant, set           expenses so she could spend time each           condition precludes him from attending      families.                                   Financial Assistance Program (FAP).               with generous contribution from other
about making a new life for her and          precious day with her son, learning to          any daycare or being exposed to young            These financial strains are exacer-    With the generous help of donors,                 major donors, have enabled TTMF to
her children, but there was a constant       care for him and helping him grow               children who could inadvertently make       bated by the fact that in many families     including the Newman’s Own                        provide much-needed financial assis-
fear that her husband would track her        stronger.                                       him sick. That means Gloria cannot          with a premature baby in the hospital,      Foundation, we are able to provide                tance to over 50 families throughout
down and hurt her or her children.                 “I was so happy because at the time       work until Angel gets older, stronger       at least one parent — usually the           needy families with emergency                     Fairfield County. And we are hopeful
     Unbeknownst to Gloria, the              I was going through such a difficult            and healthier. With her ex-husband          mother — remains out of work for            respite care, childcare assistance,               that with increased funding going
prolonged stress and emotional and           situation…it was so hard,” says Gloria.         refusing to pay child support, Gloria       an extended period of time. Often           transportation (see “Miracle Story”,              forward, we will be able to help more
physical abuse had taken a toll on her       “I was so grateful for Tiny Miracles’           struggles to make ends meet.                the mother has had a complicated            page 2), baby equipment, specialized              needy families as they struggle to
health and pregnancy. Shortly after her      help, I cried for almost a week. To think            “I would love to return to work,”      pregnancy resulting in medical inter-       preemie supplies and gift cards for               make ends meet caring for their
arrival in New York, on a trip to visit      that my husband, someone so close to            explains Gloria. “It’s the best way I can   ventions or extended bedrest that           other necessities.                                premature babies. ❤
her sister in Bridgeport, CT, Gloria         me, had let me down, and now people I           help my children in the long run.” She
suddenly started bleeding profusely          didn’t even know were helping me out;           has a nursing background and speaks
and felt like she was in labor. She was      I couldn’t believe it. It made me realize       fondly of her work in a medical clinic
rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in          that God really does provide for us in          in Puerto Rico. She dreams of going                                                                                                Marching Together
Bridgeport, where her son, Angel             times of need.”                                 back to school to finish her nursing
David was born at 29 weeks, weighing               Today, Angel is 9 months old.             degree and becoming a nurse here in                                                                                Several tiny miracles and their families
only 3 pounds. Angel was in critical         Although he is growing stronger, he             Connecticut. She was so impressed                                                                               marched with The Stamford Hospital Team
condition, and mother and baby were          still requires special care. He gets sick       with the care she and Angel received at
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and the Norwalk Hospital NICU Team at the
immediately transported to Bridgeport        frequently and was re-admitted to the           Bridgeport Hospital, she would love to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2008 March of Dimes “March for Babies” in
Hospital, which was better equipped          hospital this fall after contracting RSV,       be able to help others the way the
                                             a dangerous respiratory illness that can        doctors and nurses helped her.                                                                                  April 2008. ❤
to handle the fragile preemie’s needs.
     During his fragile first few weeks      be fatal for babies born prematurely.                The Tiny Miracles Foundation
of life, tiny Angel dropped to 2 1/2 lbs.,   He needs daily breathing therapy                was honored to provide assistance
and needed specialized oxygen                through a nebulizer, and because he is          to help Gloria spend time with Angel                                                                           Grace and Larsen Klein; John and
                                             not yet able to roll over or sit up, he         during his stay in the NBICU, and                                                                              Bernadette Hess’s family with their tiny
equipment and multiple blood                                                                                                                                                                                miracle Brody; and Miguel Triay whose
transfusions. He had a tube inserted         receives early intervention services,           we are inspired by her strength and                                                                            daughter, Lola, is a tiny miracle.
in his chest to release air that had         including physical therapy. Of her              determination. We hope you will
accumulated there. After a month of          experience raising Angel, Gloria says,          be, too. ❤
              Tiny Miracles Celebrates Two Miraculously Successful Fundraising Events!                                                                                                                                                        Volunteer Profile: Lisa Tantillo
     The Tiny Miracles Foundation hosted                                                                                                                                                    In each newsletter TTMF profiles a dedicated
two enormously successful fundraising                                                                                                                                                       volunteer. In this issue we proudly introduce
events over the past year: Ashley Dineen                                                                                                                                                    Lisa Tantillo of Westport.
spearheaded our fourth annual “Carnival
of Life” which entertained over 150                                                                                                                                                            “Thank God we found each other”, Lisa
families at Wee Burn Beach Club and                                                                                                                                                         Tantillo remembers thinking after first meet-
raised over $50,000 in September 2007,                                                                                                                                                      ing TTMF co-founder, Gwen Noto. “When I
and in April 2008, guests were treated to                                                                                                                                                   had my twins, Sarah and Joshua, I did not
a sophisticated evening of island                                                                                                                                                           know anyone who had had a preemie. Even
splendor at Wee Burn Country Club.                                                                                                                                                          without any major medical complications, the
Carrie Shumway, Christa Struk and                                                                                                                                                           experience of having such tiny babies who
                                                                                                                                Tiny miracles Sarah Murphy, Morgan Biele, Colby Dineen,     had to be hospitalized for weeks, and then
Ariane Triay co-chaired the “Night of                                                                                           Isabelle Leclerc, Ellie Leclerc, Hayley Dineen and Reagan
Bermudian Miracles” gala that quickly                                                                                           Dineen get ready for the Carnival’s fashion show featur-    kept in a kind of ‘quarantine’ once home was
sold out and raised over $170,000. ❤                                                                                            ing children’s clothing from The Darien Sport Shop.         frightening and very isolating. It was comfort-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ing to meet other moms who understood
                                                                                                                                                                                            what I was going through.”
                                                                                                                                                                                               In the months of friendship that followed,
                                                                                                  TTMF mentee, Ellen                                                                        TTMF took shape. First, as a sub-group of
                                                                                                  Crovatto, with her tiny
                                                                                                  miracle, Christian.
                                                                                                                                                                                            the local Mothers of Multiples chapter, and
                                                                                                                                                                                            eventually as a stand alone non-profit, able
                                                                                                                                                                                            to reach an even broader audience of local
                                                                                                                                                                                            families. Anxious to make sure that other
                                                                                                  Tiny miracle Thomas Noto,
                                                                                                  friend Anders Kleinbeck                                                                   local families would find the experience of
                                                                                                  and tiny miracle Nicholas                                                                 having a preemie a little bit easier knowing
                                                                                                  Noto enjoy the festivities.                                                               support existed in the community, Lisa
                                                                                                                                                                                            developed TTMF’s website.                                                  Lisa Tantillo with her Tiny Miracles, twins Joshua and Sarah Berkowsky.
                                                                                                                                                                                               “It was extremely gratifying to be involved at the begin-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ning… to ensure that families going forward have a resource
                                                                                                                                                                                            they can visit, and garner hope from 24-7.” From personal
                                                                                                                                                              Scott Hobbs, Hoyt             experience, Lisa knew that families of preemies had a ton of              stories were incredibly personal. The photos were mind
                                                                                                                                                              Davidson, James               questions, but in many cases, their world had been turned                 boggling. Tiny 1 or 2 pound babies who were so ill and
                                                                                                                                                              Thomas, Bob Wyckoff           upside down and they did not even know where to start                     fragile in the NICU were then shown a couple of years later
                                                                                                                                                              and Bob Loonie got in
   Tiny miracles Mackenzie Biele, Reagan Dineen, Carnival of Life corporate sponsor Gina                                                                                                    feeling empowered to take care of their tiny baby. Lisa                   running, jumping, playing. “When my babies were in the
                                                                                                                                                              the Bermudian spirit.
   Zangrillo of The Darien Sport Shop, Ian Thomas, and Colby Dineen along with Dulcey Payne
   and Morgan Biele test driving the toy Mini Cooper from corporate sponsor Callari Auto Group.
                                                                                                                                                                                            wanted to make sure TTMF’s site provided plenty of infor-                 NICU, living in isolettes and I was only able to see them
                                                                                                                                                                                            mation, but also hope. She started soliciting “before and                 every 3 hours after putting on an isolation gown and scrub-
                                                                                                                                                                                            after” stories from the friends she’d met in the NICU. The                bing in, it was so hard for me to imagine them as children
                                                                         TTMF President                                                                                                                                                                                         doing something normal, like riding tricycles. I
                                                                         Leelee Klein with                                                                                                                                                                                      wanted TTMF’s website to tell parents ‘it’s ok to be
                                                                         TTMF mentees
                                                                         Danielle and Andy
                                                                                                                                                           See more                                                                                                             scared’… but also to offer perspective and hope.”
                                                                         Maloney.                                                                       event photos at                                                                                                             Lisa’s commitment to TTMF and the development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of our website has been well worth all of her late
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nights and hard work. Since 2006, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                logged more than 3.4 million hits and was translated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                into Spanish ( to meet the
                                                                                   “…There are no words to describe how honored my                                                                                                                                              needs of even more local families as TTMF expanded
                                                                               husband and I felt by all of [TTMF’s] random acts of                                                                                                                                             its services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Our website helps ease the emotional impact of
                                                                               kindness… When I was on bedrest, we were glad that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                having a preemie. It’s real— sometimes it’s scary,
                                                                               someone from Tiny Miracles came to visit but we thought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sometimes it’s sad. But then you see these kids
                                                                               we would never need any help. How wrong we were!                                                                                                                                                 now… Hopefully TTMF’s volunteers and all the
                                                                               …Our daughter was born at just 24 weeks gestational age.                                                                                                                                         first-hand knowledge we put into our programs
Gala co-chair
Carrie Shumway                                                                 At 1 pound 6 ounces and only 12 inches long we had so many                                                                                                                                       helps parents feel a little more empowered and
with Bridgeport                                                                questions and very little hope… [Our daughter] has overcome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                confident to care for their baby. We want to be there
neonatologist                                                                  many challenges along a difficult journey but she is finally                                                                                                                                     for these families, whether they want to talk to a
Dr. Robert                                                                     home… On behalf of our entire family, I want to thank you                                                                                                                                        mentor who understands, or log onto our site late
                                                                               for all of the support we received from your organization.                                                                                                                                       at night and just quietly take in the before and after
                                                                               We have been blessed that Tiny Miracles was there for us…”                                                                                                                                       photos. Just so long as they know we have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                Lisa Tantillo’s dedication to constantly improving TTMF’s website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                there, we understand.” ❤
                                                                                                                   —Y. Perez, mother of a 24-week tiny miracle                                  ( is meaningful. The site averages almost 185,000 hits
                                                                                                                       who spent over 100 days in area NICUs                                    a month, or 2.2 million hits a year.
                                 TTMF Welcomes Two New Members to our Board                                                                                                                                                 Community Support for TTMF
     Two parents of preemies have                    Réal and their three children in                       The Metropolitan Museum of Art,                               Over 800 families of preemies in
joined the Board of The Tiny Miracles                Darien, CT.                                            Condé Nast, and The Robin Hood                           Fairfield County NICUs are benefiting
Foundation, bringing the total number                    Ariane Triay is a graduate of                      Foundation. Her experience in that                       from the generosity and volunteerism of                                                                             Best & Co.’s Vice President of Marketing and Public
                                                                                                                                                                     local retailers, schools and community                                                                              Relations, Anne Randell, and TTMF volunteer Jami
of Board members to fourteen.                        Colby College. She spent five years                    field brings depth to TTMF’s ability                                                                                                                                         Goldman at the Best & Co winter shopping event,
     Tara Leclerc graduated magna                    planning elaborate private and                         to coordinate initiatives. Ms. Triay’s                   organizations who have supported TTMF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         which benefited TTMF.
cum laude from Vanderbilt University.                corporate events in the U.S. and                       daughter Lola was born at 28 weeks                       this past year, including:
She has worked as both an Analyst at                 abroad with both Andy King Events                      gestation. Ms. Triay lives in Darien                     • Best & Co. who donated a percentage of
Goldman Sachs and Co. in New York                    and Avi Adler. Her clients included                    with her husband Miguel and their                          “Penelope Peapod” doll sales to TTMF
and a Marketing Manager for                          firms and foundations such as Target,                  two children. ❤                                          • Community Cooperative Nursery
                                                                                                                                                                       School which donated proceeds from, overseeing online                                                                                                                                        both a children’s art show and a
marketing. She is an active community                                                                                                                                  Christmas Tree sale to TTMF
volunteer who has had roles on the                                                                                                                                   • Darien Library which held a knitting
YWCA Activities Board, chaired the                                                                                                                                     drive, resulting in over 70 preemie sized
first OPUS for Person-to-Person “Big                                                                                                                                   hats for area NICUs
Rig Gig”, served as chairperson of the                                                                                                                               • Greens Farms Academy students who
Saint Luke’s Parish School Parent-                                                                                                                                     volunteered at the “Carnival of Life”
Teacher Committee and was active                                                                                                                                     • Middlesex Middle School students who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7th Graders from Darien’s Middlesex Middle
on the Saint Luke’s Parish School                                                                                                                                      made over 300 cozy blankets for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            School made 300 cozy blankets to give to pre-
Management Board. Additionally,                                                                                                                                        preemies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            emie families, in memory of baby Sean Maloney.
Mrs. Leclerc spent three years on                                                                                                                                    • New Canaan Country School children
                                                                                                                                                                       who stuffed hundreds of “Tiny
the OPUS for Person-to-Person                                                                                                                                          Treasures” bags
Board of Directors, most recently                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brownies from Tokeneke School
                                                                                                                                                                     • Phyllis Heuer of Sarasota, FL hand knit
as Co-President, as well as being a                                                                                                                                    50 preemie hats for NICU babies                                                                                               proudly display the teddy bears they
committee member for special events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  made for tiny miracles.
                                                                                                                                                                     • The Darien Sport Shop which held a
at Stepping Stones Museum for                                                                                                                                          summer fashion show and donated a
Children. Presently she serves on                                                                                                                                      portion of the proceeds from Vineyard
the PTO of Tokeneke School. Her                          TTMF’s 2007-2008 board (left to right): Gwen Noto of Fairfield, Kathy Streinger of New Canaan, Lisa           Vine’s “Seersucker Saturday” to TTMF                                                                                                Children from the Community
twins, Eloise and Pierce, were born                      Tantillo of Westport, Tara Leclerc, Ashley Dineen, Becky Esposito and TTMF President Leelee Klein, all of   • The Princess Ball which made TTMF                                                                                                   Cooperative Nursery School in
                                                         Darien, Kimbel Biele of Norwalk, Patty Cunningham of Darien, Rich Goldman of Greenwich, Ariane Triay          the charitable recipient for this special                                                                                           Rowayton raised $2,000 for TTMF
at 28 weeks gestation in 2002.
                                                         of Darien, Eila Johnson and Eileen Thomas both of New Canaan. Not pictured: Cheryl Egan of Darien.            father-daughter event                                                                                                               through a children’s art show.
Mrs. Leclerc lives with her husband
                                                                                                                                                                     • The Weston Women’s League’s which
                                                                                                                                                                       donated proceeds from their “Children’s
                                                                                                                                                                       Holiday Breakfast” to TTMF
               Grants Support Tiny Treasures Program                                                                                                                 • Tokeneke School’s first grade Brownie
                                                                                                                                                                       Troop 50630 which raised enough
                                                          The Tiny Miracles Foundation                                                                                 money selling Girl Scout cookies to go
                                                     received generous grants from                                                                                     to Build-A-Bear and make bears for
                                                     community foundations and service                                                                                 hospitalized tiny miracle babies ❤
                                                     organizations to guarantee expansion
                                                     of their “Tiny Treasures” supply
                                                     bag program. First County Bank
                                                     Foundation contributed a $10,000 grant,
                                                     The Young Women’s League of New
                                                     Canaan contributed a $5,000 grant and
                                                     The Newcomers Club of New Canaan
  Thomas Bartram, First County Bank’s President
  & Chief Operating Officer, TTMF board member
                                                     contributed $2,500 to TTMF’s “Tiny
                                                     Treasures” program. The program                                Tiny Miracle Dante                                                                                                                                                                  Tiny miracle Grace Klein and her
  Cheryl Egan, TTMF Vice President Becky Esposito,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      father, Michael, at The Princess Ball.
  TTMF President Leelee Klein, and Richard Taber,    provides hard to find preemie-related                          Esposito and his father
  First County Bank Foundation’s Chairman of the     supplies, educational materials and                            at the Weston Women’s
  Board and Chief Executive Officer.                 information to every parent of a                               League’s Children’s
                                                              premature baby in Stamford,                           Holiday breakfast which
                                                              Norwalk and Bridgeport                                benefited TTMF’s
                                                              Hospitals. This year, thanks                          Financial Assistance
                                                              to supporters like The First                          Program (FAP). The
                                                              County Bank, Young Women’s
                                                                                                                    poster in the foreground
                                                              League and New Canaan
                                                              Newcomers, TTMF will
                                                                                                                    shows Dante’s father
                                                              distribute 1,600 of the supply                        reaching out to touch
                                                                                                                    Dante’s tiny hand when                              Children from New Canaan Country School packed hundreds of “Tiny Treasures” bags. Back row (L to R):
                                                              bags to area families— twice as                                                                           Mackenzie Swirbul, Macy Potter, Allie duBoulay, Caroline Leonard, Jay Wong, Phebe Wong, Charlie Krause,
                                                              many bags as last year! ❤                             he was 2 days old.                                  Will Hayden, Mayze Teitler, Charlotte Murphy, Megan Slaughter, Caroline Willis.Front row (L to R): Anna
                                                                                                                                                                        Gilbert, Caroline Frank, Ivy Wappler, Charlotte Noels, Grace Zaro, Annie Leonard, Michelle Basta, Emily Agnew.
                                     Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Cagnassola         Mr. & Mrs. Erik Kleinbeck          Mr. & Mrs. Preston Bealle        Mr. & Mrs. Steven Hart           Mr. & Mrs. Bishen Pertab                In Kind Donors 2005-2007            Niche
 MIRACLE DONORS                      Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Clark             Mr. & Mrs. Jason Lisec             Ms. Shirley Bean                 Mr. & Mrs. Senan Hayes           Ms. Hillary Peterson                                                        Noelle Spa for Beauty and Wellness
  May 2007 – March 2008              Mr. & Mrs. Evan Collins               Mr. & Mrs. Scott Litner            Mr. & Mrs. Wells Beck            Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Hedley        Pfizer Corporation                    4imprint, Inc                         Norwalk Tennis & Fitness
                                     Mr. Michael Cornette                  Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loonie           Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Becker          Mr. & Mrs. Liam Herron           Mrs. Kelly Phillips                   20/20 Optical                         paper scissors oranges
      $10,000 TO $25,000             Mr. & Mrs. William Cunningham         Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Maher       Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Bell             Mr. & Mrs. Howard Heyel          Dr. & Mrs. Harrison Pierce            Alex and the Kaleidescope Band        Parents Magazine
Bank Of America                      Mr. & Mrs. Earle Cutler               Mr. & Mrs. William Mann            Ms. Melissa Biele                Ms. Julie Heyel                  Mr. & Mrs. James Polites              All Seasons Marine Works              Party City
The Barakett Foundation              Mr. & Mrs. Megan Foley                Mr. & Mrs. John Marcella           Mr. & Mrs. Sebastien Bilodeau    Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hogan             Mr. & Mrs. Steven Powell              Andy North                            Pete’s Place
First County Bank                    Mr. & Mrs. Brian Foresta              Mr. & Mrs. Brian Marchiony         Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Bischoff         Ms. Fran Howes                   Mr. & Mrs. Michael Power              Arbonne International                 Pink & Green
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Citrone            Ms. Louise Goodridge                  Mr. & Mrs. John Massey             Mr. & Mrs. Barry Blake           Mr. & Mrs. Martin Janssen        Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Pressman            Ashley Dineen                         Pink Beach Club & Cottages
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Klein             Mr. & Mrs. Jaakob Gore                Mr. & Mrs. Brandon McCue           Mr. & Mrs. Robert Blake          Mr. & Mrs. John Jessop           Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Prestegaard         Barney’s                              Playtex Products, Inc.
The Shumway Family Foundation        Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hensinger          Mr. & Mrs. Robert Meschi           Mr. & Mrs. Mike Boldt            Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keith          Mr. & Mrs. Richard Price              Beiersdorf                            Preemie Magazine
Mr. & Mrs. James Thomas              Mr. & Mrs. Fell Herdeg                Mr. & Mrs. Steve Mettler           Mr. & Mrs. Ward Borden           Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kellogg        Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Prunty               Below Deck Downunder Kayaking         Preemie-Yums
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         $5,000 to $9,999                                                                                     Mr. Gregory Bower                Mr. & Mrs. Justin King                                                 Callari Auto Group
                                     Ms. Patsy Howard                      Mr. & Mrs. Glen Moore                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Allen Purkiss                                                    Ribbons with Love
BMW of Darien                        The Patsy Howard Charitable Fund      Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Morgan             Mr. & Mrs. Martin Brennan        Mr. & Mrs. Robert King                                                 Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd           Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goldman
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Darien Sport Shop                    Mr. & Mrs. Foster Kaali-Nagy          Mr. & Mrs. Frank Nash              Mr. & Mrs. Edward Brown          Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Kisling                                             Christmas Sleigh                      Salon O
                                                                                                                                                                                The Reed Family
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Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keith              Ms. Kathleen Konopka &                Mr. & Mrs. Robert O’Boyle          Ms. Michelle Bunn                Mr. & Mrs. Stan Konopka                                                Conan O’Brien                         Scott Whiteman Sports Camp
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Mr. & Mrs. Real Leclerc                Mr. Peter Streinger                 Mr. & Mrs. Brett Olson             Mr. & Mrs. David Call            Ms. Jennifer Krane                                                     Country Design, Inc.                  Self Expressions
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Norwalk Hospital Foundation          Ms. Felicity Kostakis                 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Packard         The Bank Of New Canaan           Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kulak                                                 Darien Doughnut                          Nursing Supplies, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Deb Ritchie
New Alliance Foundation*             Mr. & Mrs. Ted Kovas                  Mr. & Mrs. Homer Parkhill          Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cary           Ms. Shana Kurz                                                         Darien Library Knitters               Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Sean Roberts
Stamford Hospital Foundation         Mr. & Mrs. Rick Laferriere            Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Paulmann      Mr. & Mrs. John Casey            Mr. & Mrs. Delfio Lamarca                                              Darien Sport Shop                     Sierra Grille
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Allan Rogers
The Newman’s Own Foundation          Mr. & Mrs. Andy Maloney               Mr. & Mrs. Liege Payne             Mr. & Mrs. Ross Catlin           Mr. & Mrs. John Lane                                                   Diane Spreadbury                      Six Flags New England
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Charles Rose
Mr. & Mrs. Miguel Triay              Ms. Rhonda McDonald                   Mr. & Mrs. Hutch Pegler            Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Chioffi        Mr. Paul Laracca                                                       Diane’s Books                         Smart Kids
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rupp
United Way of New Canaan             Mr. & Mrs. Philip Milazzo             Mr. & Mrs. Michael Penfield        Mr. & Mrs. Scott Church          Mr. & Mrs. Scott Leddy                                                 Discovery Editions                    Soccer Locker
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Chris Ruppenstein
Young Womens League of New           Mr. & Mrs. Peter Miller               Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Pollack     Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cippoletti    Ms. Peggy Lefer                                                        Dominion Jewelers                     Sole Restaurant
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  Canaan                             Mr. & Mrs. Mark Murphy                Mr. & Mrs. William Potter          Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Clarke          Mr. & Mrs. Charles Leitner                                             Dreaming About Giraffes               Sono Touch Tank
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                                     Mr. & Mrs. Kevin O’Connor             Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Pye         Mr. & Mrs. Peter Clarke          Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lemmer                                                Dynamic Martial Arts                  Splash Car Wash
        $1,000 to $4,999                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Nicole Sansone                    Elite Hotels, Inc.
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Mr. & Mrs. Brian Bessey              Mr. & Mrs. Ken Palumbo                Mr. & Mrs. Terry Queenan           Ms. Elizabeth Conway             Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Licata                                              Elysian Fields Facial Spa             Stirring’s
Bridgeport Hospital Foundation                                                                                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. John Sarbinowski           Emily D’Andrea
                                     Mr. & Mrs. Scott Sabbagh              Mr. & Mrs. Steven Quinn            Mr. & Mrs. Sean Corrigan         Ms. Susie Lin                    Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sattler                                                     Stroller Strides
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company         Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smith                Ms. Marcella Rand                  Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cortellesi    Ms. Kathleen Livolsi                                                   Erica K                               Susan Morrow Photography
Babcock & Brown                                                                                                                                                                 Ms. Elizabeth Scarborough             Flirty Gems
                                     Ms. Sheilah Smith                     Ms. Patricia Ranieri               Mr. & Mrs. Howard Courtemanche   Ms. Sarah Lockwood               Mr. & Mrs. Richard Selvala                                                  Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes
Ms. Leslie Bullock                   Mr. Peter Sweeney                     Mr. & Mrs. Michael Robinson        Ms. Jill Crystal                 Ms. Louise Lofrisco                                                    Four Corners Wine Shop                Tao Restaurant
Capital One                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Serlin             Franco’s Wine OF New Canaan
                                     Mr. & Mrs. Gene Sykes                 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Rollinson   Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Culliton      Ms. Ilene Lowenthal              Mr. & Mrs. Paul Sheridan                                                    Telluride
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Cellar               Mr. & Mrs. Robert Waghorne            Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Roney           Mr. & Mrs. Paul Curtin           Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lue                                                   Gail Hennessy                         The Children’s Attic
Children’s Clothing Acquisition Co                                                                                                                                              Mr. & Mrs. John Shutts                Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
                                     Mr. & Mrs. Robert Weibel              Mr. & Mrs. John Saer               Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cush          Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lundvall                                                                                     The Elbow Beach hotel
Community Cooperative                                                                                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Paul Simms                 George Fairbanks Photography
                                     Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Whitney        Ms. Stephanie Schnabel             Dr. & Mrs. John Danaher          Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Lynch                                                                                     The Primping Place
   Nursery School                                                                                                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. John Sisk                  Gerald Guarino
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Brad Schonhoft          Mr. & Mrs. Peter Daniel          Mr. & Mrs. Richard Maiberger                                                                                 The Shumway Family Foundation
Mr. Kenneth deRegt                              $250 to $499                                                  Mr. Roberto Daniels              Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Maldon
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Skruck             Glen Liquors
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Schoudel                                                                         Ms. Elizabeth Skudder                                                       The Sitting Service
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Mrs. S. Stacy Eastland               Mr. Dennis Angelillio                                                                                                                      Ms. Caren Wigdor Skutch               Graham Clarke
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Smith           Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Davis         Mr. & Mrs. Jason Margnelli                                                                                   The Wee Burn Country Club
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Egan              Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Baker                                                                                                               Ms. Christine Smith                   Great Play
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Foster Smith            Ms. Roberta Davis                Ms. Marian Marino                                                                                            The Whitney Shop
Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Esposito            Ms. Diane Barry                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Dave Smith                 Greg and Tony Salon
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                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. David Squier            Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dayton          Ms. Jill Mays                                                                                                Togs New Canaan
Friends of Children                  Mr. Stephen Brennan                                                      Mr. & Mrs. Rob DeMartin          Mr. & Mrs. Gordon McKee          Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Smith              Guilianos Music Center, LLC
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stamoulis                                                                                                                                                        Tom Barone Designs
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                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Sylvester                                                                                                                                                 Walter Stewart’s Market
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                                                                           Ms. Lisa Tantillo                                                                                                                                                                Ward Pilates
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                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Thornbury                                                                                                                                                        Warren Tricomi
Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Klein             The Connecticut School Of Etiquette                                      Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dubilier      Mr. & Mrs. Peter Medwid          Stamford Pediatric Associates, P.C.   J.Crew
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Mike Thurlow                                                                                                                                                          Wee Burn staff
Mr. & Mrs. Lennox Kunin              Mr. & Mrs. Colin Coogan                                                  Ms. Kristin Duda                 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Meehan         Mr. & Mrs. Brad Steinthal             James Brewer
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tomasco                                                                                                                                                       White Bridge Wines
Fannie H. Lienhard Foundation        Mr. & Mrs. Robert Coogan                                                 Mr. & Mrs. Scott Edwards         Ms. Christine Menard             Mr. & Mrs. Christian Stewart          Jamie Collins Photography
                                                                           Ms. Krista Tully                                                                                                                                                                 Whole Foods Market
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                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Jennaro Vallo                                                                                                                                                         Williams and Warren
Ms. Alicia Longobardo                Mr. & Mrs. Robert Derosa                                                 Mr. & Mrs. Albert Eskenazi       Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Meyerson       Mr. & Mrs. William Stoops             JD’s Cosmetic Essentials
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Robert Vincent                                                                                                                                                        WinePort of Darien
Mr. & Mrs. John Marion               Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dodge                                                  Mr. & Mrs. Gary Esposito         Mr. & Mrs. Robert Meyjes         Mr. & Mrs. Geoff Sweitzer             Joan LaClair Swim School
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Richard Viscarello
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                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Valerie Terras
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Milazzo
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                                                                                                              Ms. Angela Farrell
                                                                                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Scott Miller
                                                                                                                                               Ms. Malaine Miller &             Ms. Jane Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kids’ Supply of Greenwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KidsU                                   Our Mission
Mr. & Mrs. Justin Murphy             Mr. & Mrs. John Fallon                Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Welty            Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Feibel            Mr. Jonathan Perloe            Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thompson           Kindermusik                                     The Tiny Miracles
Mr. Kevin Murphy                     Mr. & Mrs. John Ferm                                                     Ms. Jean Field                   Ms. Sonya Minor                  Mr. & Mrs. Todd Thomson               Kings Highway Tennis
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Bob White                                                                                                                                                                  Foundation, Inc. is a non-
Newcomers Club Of New Canaan         Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund         Ms. Elizabeth Wintrich             Mr. & Mrs. Gus Field             Mr. Paul Mordoff                 Mr. & Mrs. James Tierney              Kiwi Kreations
                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Samantha Topping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              profit organization dedicated
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Noto               Mr. & Mrs. Zach George                Mr. & Mrs. Greg Zegras             Mr. & Mrs. Brian T. Fitzgerald   Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Morro                                               Learning Express
                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Anna Esther Urrutia                                                           to helping families with
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin O’Brien             Mr. Robert Gigliotti                                                     Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Foresta       Mr. & Mrs. David Nackley                                               Leary’s Liquor Cabinet
                                     Mr. David Gildea                                Under $250               Ms. Karen Foresta                Nathan Hale Middle School        Ms. Yael Van Hulst &                  Lili Carr                                   premature babies in the
Rucci, Burnham, Carta,
   Carello, & Reilly, LLP            Mr. Bernard Ginnity                   Ms. Loring Allen                   Ms. Amanda Forte                 Mr. & Mrs. Harry Needleman          Mr. Howard Brown                   Love of Greenwich                          greater Fairfield County,
Scottwood Capital Management, LLC    Mr. & Mrs. Eileen Grasso              Mr. & Mrs. Edward Alzapiedi        Ms. Sarah Freedman               Ms. Linda Nelson                 Mr. David Vanolinda                   Maclaren Baby                             Connecticut area. We know
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Shumway             Mr. & Mrs. Bengie Halsell             Ms. Kelly Ambrose                  Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gargano        Mr. & Mrs. Nabi Niang            Mr. & Mrs. Roger Vogel                Mary Kay                                from personal experience that
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Smith              Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hanson                 Ms. Phyllis Amerling               Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Garrett       Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Noto           Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Walsh               Merritt Wines                           the premature birth of a child
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Struk            Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hanson                Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Antos            Mr. & Mrs. Philip Gasparini      Mr. & Mrs. William Oakford       Mr. & Mrs. Tim Walsh                  Michael and Leelee Klein                can be an isolating, confusing
Ms. Margarita Triay                  Mr. Christopher Harwick               Mr. & Mrs. James Ardrey            Ms. Susan George                 Mr. & Mrs. John O’Brien          Ms. Maureen Walsh                     Milestones                               and frightening ordeal. Our
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Wilson               Ms. Dana Herrman                      Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Aspillaga        Mr. & Mrs. Edward Glassmeyer     Mr. & Mrs. John Oleynick         Mr. Adam Weinstein                    Mitchell’s of Westport                   goal is to support and assist
Mr. Mark Wiltamuth                   Mr. & Mrs. Eric Hidy                  Ms. Andrea Assarat                 Ms. Margaret Gleeson             Mr. & Mrs. John Ong              Mr. & Mrs. Keith Whittaker            “Moffley Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wiate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                families during this fragile
                                     Mr. & Mrs. David Holmes               Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Aysseh           Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Glick         Mr. & Mrs. Dan O’Shea                                                     New Canaan-Darien Magazine”
          $500 to $999               Mr. & Mrs. Rick Holzinger             Mr. & Mrs. Ray Baer                Mr. & Mrs. Donald Goldberg       Mr. & Mrs. Bart Osman            Mrs. Maureen Wilks                    Mont’e Fine Jewels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              time. Through our programs,
Mr. & Mrs. John Almeida              Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hooper             Ms. Heather Baker                  Ms. Suzanne Goldman              Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Palma            Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wolcott              Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Triay                  TTMF strives to enhance
Mr. Richard Bakal                    Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Janiga             Mr. & Mrs. Mark Baltimore          Mr. & Mrs. James Goll            Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Parkosewich   Mr. & Mrs. James Wolfe                Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Hollis                   hospital services and
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Barnett       Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jansen             Ms. Tracy Barclay                  Mr. Seth Gollin                  Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patrignelli    Mr. David Wood                        Mr. Bungles                               improve the lives of babies
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Barr                 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kelerchian          Mr. & Mrs. David Barnard           Ms. Beth Granger                 Mr. William Patty                Mr. & Mrs. Chris Wymbs                Music Together of Fairfield County      born too early and those who
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boucher            Kelly Associates                      Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bastek      Ms. Bernice Greenberg            Ms. Jillian Payne                Ms. Susan Zakon                       My Gym - Children’s Fitness Center           love and care for them.
Mr. & Mrs. William Caffray           Mr. & Mrs. William Kirst              Mr. & Mrs. Eric Baurmeister        Mr. & Mrs. Tarkan Gurkan         Ms. Barbara Peale                Mr. & Mrs. Steven Zamsky              Neotech
                                                                                 Continued Support for Families
                                                                            While in the NICU, parents are surrounded by caring,
                                                                       competent medical staff. But bringing a preemie home can be
                                                                       daunting. TTMF’s “Preemie Parents Talk” Speaker Series is
                                                                       offered free of charge, and is designed for parents of preemies of
                                                                       all ages as well as parents of other special needs children. This
                                                                       series is a forum where parents can hear directly from experts
                                                                       and connect with each other on similar subjects. Speakers this
                                                                       year included:
                                                                          • Pediatric Pulmonologist Hossein Sadeghi, MD speaking
                                                                            on asthma, RSV and the long term care of fragile infants
                                                                          • Perinatologist Richard Viscarello, Jr., MD speaking on
                                                                            childbearing after having a preemie
                                                                          • Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Mark S. Glassman, MD
                                                                            speaking on reflux
  The Need for TTMF’s Support Services Continues to Grow! The number
  of families TTMF has supported has more than tripled since 2005.        • Speech Therapist Landria M. Seals, MA, CCC-SLP
                                                                            speaking on preemie speech delays and how to encourage
                                                                            verbal development
                                                                          • Registered Dietician Michileen Kang, RD, CDN speaking
“Thank you very much for being                                              on the nutritional needs of premature babies and how to
 exceptionally wonderful during our                                         help them thrive
 time of need. Your quiet but ever present                                • Social Worker Anne D’Elia, LCSW speaking on the
                                                                            emotional rollercoaster parents experience when having
 support has been invaluable. We are so                                     a baby in the NICU and coping after a premature birth
 grateful to know you.”                                                   • Pediatric Occupational Therapist Rae Suba, OTR/L,
                                                                            speaking on Sensory Integration Dysfunction
                    — Anu and Besh Pertab, parents of
                                                                          • Licensed Massage Therapist Lisa Mecca demonstrating
                   twin boys born 3 months premature
                                                                            how to help your preemie through massage. ❤

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