BLISS: The Tiny Miracles Foundation
The Tiny Miracles Foundation was founded almost 17 years ago by two mothers of premature twins born at Stamford Hospital. One of those moms, Gwen Noto, came up with the vision of Tiny Miracles after realizing there wasn’t much support to help those with premature babies. Her twins are now college sophomores. Gwen worked with Meredith Daniels, and they created the nonprofit, The Tiny Miracles Foundation. The current president of the board is Marisela Esposito. The Tiny Miracles Foundation is located in Darien, and today the organization is in 5 different hospitals. The foundation provides services to any family who has had a premature baby at one of their partner hospitals, or who live in Fairfield County.
Like most organizations, The Tiny Miracles Foundation has had to shift from in-person activities to virtual activities. Before the pandemic, representatives were going to the hospitals every week, but now they connect with families virtually. It was hard in the beginning for everyone, but with help from the hospital’s NICU staff, TTMF volunteer mentors and staff, the virtual services are now working.
It is challenging for all families who have a premature baby. However, it has been a huge struggle since the COVID pandemic started because there are different guidelines in different hospitals. Parents usually can’t hold their babies until the babies are strong enough. It is also even harder if someone has COVID and can't personally visit their babies. NICU nurses and doctors were using their personal phones to FaceTime with parents. The Tiny Miracles Foundation donated iPads to the NICU so that it would be easier for the NICU staff to show the premature infant to parents who couldn't visit.
Help The Tiny Miracles Foundation by making an immediate donation. The organization welcomes volunteers who would like to serve as mentors to other parents who have a premature baby. The Tiny Miracles Foundation is a great organization to become involved with!
Learn how you can help by visiting ttmf.org.