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Kristen Soto sang an emotional performance of the song “Miracle.”

BLACK TIE: The Gift of Life’s Dancing for Preemies Gala

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Kristen Soto sang an emotional performance of the song “Miracle.”

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Emcee Tyler did a great job of introducing stage guests.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Emcee Tyler did a great job of introducing stage guests.

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City of Orlando District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings read a proclamation making Nov. 4 The Gift of Life day in Orlando.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

City of Orlando District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings read a proclamation making Nov. 4 The Gift of Life day in Orlando.

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Dr. Hilton Bernstein, a neonatologist, was one of the gala’s guest speakers.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Dr. Hilton Bernstein, a neonatologist, was one of the gala’s guest speakers.

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Micah Naruo put on an incredible show dancing with glow sticks.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Micah Naruo put on an incredible show dancing with glow sticks.

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The Gift of Life bear high-fived the kids in attendance.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The Gift of Life bear high-fived the kids in attendance.

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Jim Ferrell was the auctioneer for the evening.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Jim Ferrell was the auctioneer for the evening.

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Summer Bernath was a guest speaker and recipient of the NICU Impact Award.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Summer Bernath was a guest speaker and recipient of the NICU Impact Award.

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Amy Santiago spoke of her experience as a preemie parent.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Amy Santiago spoke of her experience as a preemie parent.

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Amy Santiago’s husband brought their son Brody on stage to show that miracles happen. Brody was born at 23 weeks.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Amy Santiago’s husband brought their son Brody on stage to show that miracles happen. Brody was born at 23 weeks.

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The issue of prematurity is very close to The Gift of Life founder Rosie Moore’s heart.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The issue of prematurity is very close to The Gift of Life founder Rosie Moore’s heart.

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The Gift of Life founder Marcus Moore was appreciative of the support from the gala guests.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The Gift of Life founder Marcus Moore was appreciative of the support from the gala guests.

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Kaleb Moore, son of The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore, and Madi Reed were two of the preemies in attendance.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Kaleb Moore, son of The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore, and Madi Reed were two of the preemies in attendance.

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City of Orlando District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings presents The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore with a proclamation from the city of Orlando.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

City of Orlando District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings presents The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore with a proclamation from the city of Orlando.

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Children — including The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore’s son Kaleb, right — filed into the ballroom at one point for a ventriloquist demonstration.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Children — including The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore’s son Kaleb, right — filed into the ballroom at one point for a ventriloquist demonstration.

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Ventriloquist Jackie Manna put on a quick show for the kids in attendance.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Ventriloquist Jackie Manna put on a quick show for the kids in attendance.

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Kaleb Moore, son of The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore, and the other children thought ventriloquist Jackie Manna was hilarious.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Kaleb Moore, son of The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore, and the other children thought ventriloquist Jackie Manna was hilarious.

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The children listened as ventriloquist Jackie Manna made her puppet talk.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The children listened as ventriloquist Jackie Manna made her puppet talk.

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Micah Naruo put on an incredible show dancing with glow sticks.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Micah Naruo put on an incredible show dancing with glow sticks.

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The Gift of Life bear was a special gala guest.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The Gift of Life bear was a special gala guest.

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The Santiago family spoke of its experience with prematurity. Son Brody was born at 23 weeks.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The Santiago family spoke of its experience with prematurity. Son Brody was born at 23 weeks.

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The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore thanked guests for their support.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore thanked guests for their support.

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Madi Reed was one of the preemies in attendance.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 |

Madi Reed was one of the preemies in attendance.

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