Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Caring Causes: Brave Beginnings

As a mom, you know how crucial early care is to a newborn child. But each year, more than 450,000    babies are born too soon, often without access to the most up to date neonatal care. Brave Beginnings is hoping to rewrite that story.  

It may be surprising to hear, but the U.S. is ranked 6th of the top ten countries with the highest number of premature births. While many communities across the U.S. have good hospitals, not all have the state of the art equipment to care for fragile premature births. The Brave Beginnings program hopes to change that by ensuring ventilators and life-saving neonatal equipment are always available for newborns in critical need. At birth, preemies are at a greater risk for both short and long-term health complications than full term infants. Having access to the right medical equipment for neonatal care is vital. Brave Beginnings is the neonatal grant program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, established in memory of humanitarian and entertainer Will Rogers. Since 2006, the program (formerly the Will Rogers Neonatal Program) has provided life-saving equipment to hospitals across the country. 

Watch the PSA to learn more

Every preemie deserves a fighting chance.  For more information please visit: and check out the powerful personal stories of hope from little ones who have benefited from the program.

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