40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 750.3200
Fax: (203) 750.3232
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Grand Slam Tennis for The Tiny Miracles Foundation
May 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Round Robin Tournament with breakfast and lunch to benefit The Tiny Miracles Foundation, a nonprofit charity based in Fairfield County, CT, dedicated to helping families with premature babies.
The Tiny Miracles Foundation is made up of parents of preemies from Fairfield County, CT that came together because they knew what it was like to fall through the looking glass and land in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They became accustomed to the steady, shrill drumbeat of beeps, bells and alarms. They learned that 30 CCs is roughly equal to a fluid ounce, that 28g is roughly equal to an ounce, and they measured their baby’s progress in tiny increments. They struggled with feelings of guilt, anger and jealousy. They washed their hands until they chapped. When they were finally able to take their babies home, they felt joy and terror. They celebrated every milestone, no matter how minor, and they learned not to compare their progress to full-term babies.
But most of all, they never stopped being thankful for their tiny miracles, and for the doctors and nurses who make miracles possible. They have been there and now they want to be there for you.