World Prematurity Day is observed annually on November 17 and raises awareness of this serious health crisis. The day was initiated by the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFNCI) along with partnering organizations in Europe. One of the most well-known international co-founding organizations is the March of Dimes. Since its inception in … Continued

Good Samaritan Hospital – BB Grant Recipient Follow Up

Brave Beginnings provides neonatal grants to hospitals across the country, including right here in Los Angeles.  One of our local grantee hospitals is Good Samaritan Hospital, which has served the community since 1885. Prior to the opening of the Davajan-Cabal Center for Perinatal Medicine 1989, the hospital had no obstetrics or neonatal units. The Center … Continued


  Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) is a serious condition that most often afflicts premature infants, although other babies can also have the condition. These infants are unable to breathe properly without oxygen and other medical interventions. The syndrome can be deadly, but with the right treatment, infants often survive and thrive. When RDS cannot be prevented, advanced medical … Continued

Meet Todd Vradenburg of Brave Beginnings

WRMPPF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TODD VRADENBURG, INTERVIEWED BY LOS ANGELES MEDIA OUTLET, VOYAGELA   May 21, 2019 By: VoyageLA Staff   Today we’d like to introduce you to Todd Vradenburg. Todd, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? Brave Beginnings started as a program under the Will Rogers Institute. … Continued

John Cena Stars In PSA For Brave Beginnings And Exhibitors’ Campaign To Aid Premature Babies

    by David Robb January 10, 2019 2:09 PM   EXCLUSIVE: John Cena, the actor and pro wrestling champion, will be appearing on theater screens all across the country this summer in a 30-second PSA urging movie-goers to support the work of Brave Beginnings, an initiative of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation that’s helped … Continued

Brave Beginnings Grant Assists Neonatal Research

In this feature, Neonatal Intensive Care interviews clinicians and healthcare providers about the actual application of specific products and therapies. This interview is with Dr Anup Katheria, a neonatologist affiliated with the Sharp Healthcare Foundation in San Diego, CA, about the facility receiving a Brave Beginnings grant.   Neonatal Intensive Care: Could you provide a quick history about your hospital … Continued

Infant Transport Aided by Generous Grant from Brave Beginnings

In this feature, Neonatal Intensive Care interviews clinicians and healthcare providers about the actual application of specific products and therapies. This interview is with Dr Barbara Warner, a professor of pediatrics and neonatologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. History of St. Louis Children’s Hospital: At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, life-changing medicine happens every day. With its long-standing mission to … Continued