Miracle Babies 2nd Annual 5k Walk/Run

5k Walk / Run to be held this Sun, Nov 14th at Mariner’s Point

Money raised for families in need who have a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Founded by Dr. Sean Daneshmand in San Diego, Miracle Babies a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance for families with preemies in the NICU.  The 2nd annual Miracle Babies 5K Walk / Run will be held this Sunday, November 14th at 10:00 am at the Mariner’s Point in Mission Bay Park.  Registration is FREE for kids and $30 for adults ($35 the day of the event).  The walk will be followed by Beer Garden, jumpies, clowns for kids, band, entertainment, auction, diaper dash for kids and a fun-filled day for all.

Miracle Babies is a non-profit organization maintained by volunteers, many who are parents of prematurely born children.  Miracle Babies is committed to assisting families with items such as:

  • Co-pay assistance for medical equipment (i.e. oxygen, apnea monitor)
  • Hospital grade breast pump rental assistance (lactation consultants highly recommend hospital grade pumps for moms that have a preemie)
  • Car bed for babies that are discharged under 5lbs
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Baby Supplies
  • Baby Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Cribs
  • Infant Car Seats
  • Strollers (often a luxury for parents on a tight budget)
  • Educational Toys
  • Children’s Books
  • Special Formula
  • Funeral/Mortuary Assistance (the death of an infant in the NICU is so often unexpected that the family is not prepared for the financial burden of having to prepare for the necessary funeral arrangements)
  • Groceries
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Sibling Childcare
  • Lodging Assistance for Out-of-Town Family Members
  • Telephone/Cell Phone Payments
  • Utilities Assistance
  • Bus Passes
  • Gas Money/Card
  • Car Repairs
  • Car Payments

 

Dr. Sean has been named a CNN Hero of the Week .  His work for Miracle Babies has helped 80 families in California and across the nation.  He says his main goal is to help these families be happy, healthy and together.

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