Monthly news & updates
March 2023
Special Delivery!
Welcome to this month's edition of “Special Delivery”, the monthly newsletter from Miracle Babies! We are proud of our work, and it is important to share these accomplishments with supporters like you!
February Impact

  • Transportation Assistance Program logged nearly 5K miles and provided 110 rides to parents with hospitalized babies.
  • Delivered 95 care packages across the region. Care packages provide resources, care, and comfort items to parents.
  • My Brain & My Baby providing weekly and individual mental health support via telemedicine. Learn more
  • Distributed 42,950 diapers
Calling All Heroes!
Please be a real-life superhero
Sunday, May 7th, 2023, 7 AM - 11 AM
NTC Park @ Liberty Station 2455 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
The course is perfect for all runners, walkers, fur babies, and strollers of all levels.

Not in San Diego? No problem! Join us from May 1st - May 31st and support our Miracle Babies' families by walking, running, or treadmilling in your own neighborhood!
Social Worker Spotlight
March is Social Work Month, a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. This year we celebrate Alicia Acosta, a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working at Rady Children’s Hospital for nearly 50 years.  
Alicia’s clinical work includes providing crisis intervention, psychosocial and bereavement support throughout a family’s journey in the NICU. Alicia has worked with thousands of NICU families guiding and supporting them through the most difficult and frightening times of their lives. Alicia is an exceptional advocate for her families and calls upon Miracle Babies frequently to meet the unique needs of a NICU parent.
Thank you, Alicia, for what you do every day for NICU families.
First 5 San Diego is the region's primary organization for promoting the health and well-being of children during the most critical years of development - the first five years of life. Their vision is that all children ages 0 through 5 are healthy, are loved and nurtured, and enter school as active learners. To find out more, visit or call 1-888-5FIRST5.

Bionano is a global life sciences company on a mission to transform the way the world sees the genome. Bionano provides genome analysis solutions that can help reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine across basic, translational, and clinical research. Their solutions include optical genome mapping (OGM) for genome-wide analysis of structural variants with the Saphyr® system; platform-agnostic software for visualization, interpretation, and reporting of genomic data with NxClinical™; and clinical diagnostic testing and genome analysis services through Bionano Laboratories.
Happy 3rd Birthday Bali! Bali "Bear" was born on 3/2/2020 and diagnosed with Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia. Miracle Babies Bali spent her first 102 days in the NICU.
Bali and her family have a very special connection to Miracle Babies and have been supporting our cause even before Bali was born. Bali's grandmother, Laketa is a NICU nurse and has been volunteering with Miracle Babies with for several years.
Miracle Babies first met Bali's mom at our last Miracle Hour pre-COVID just days after baby Bali was born. Bali Bears is joining forces with UCSD at this year's 5K. You can support babies like Bali by joining or donating to her 5K team.
Meet Jody Neels! Jody, a San Diego native and mother of 4. Jody has always been involved in working in her community and volunteering at her children's sporting events and school. When her eldest was in high school, she was inspired to start a chapter of TVIA (Teen Volunteers in Action). She has served on the national board for TVIA and is also involved with her daughters in NCL Seaside.
Most recently Jody has been volunteering daily in the Miracle Babies office bringing her specialized skill sets in evaluating systems. Jody's secret love for babies is met with all our daily visitors. Thank you, Jody!

Los Angeles, here we come! We will be hosting our inaugural diaper distribution Saturday, March 25th
If you are in Los Angeles and in need of diapers, and menstrual products please register here.
Want to be part of the fun? Volunteer here

Additionally, COVID Vaccines and boosters available on sight.