Brave Beginnings is a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation working to ensure ventilators and neonatal equipment are always available to newborns in critical need. Each week we share individual’s stories from the NICU that inspire and inform. To follow along, visit our Facebook and keep an eye out for our weekly e-blasts.


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This hospital is using bracelets to capture each milestone for babies in their NICU

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Screen Shot 2018-01-07 at 10.00.10 AM Our NICU Journey Changed Me’

Read how one parent learned that “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”  Read More


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Happen to miss our segment on NBC Los Angeles? Check it out on the blog now!
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One mom shares 15 things to expect with a premature baby. Can you relate?

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 December 25- 31, 2017

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Take a look at out how this hospital is using webcams to bring families closer together during their stay in the NICU   Read More


IMG_3109-750x7501-1280x427New Year’s Resolutions for Preemie Moms

Sometimes the smallest accomplishments, have the greatest effects.

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Santa made his way to a Texas NICU this Christmas — and the photo evidence is darling!

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One mother shares her story from her time spent in, and after the NICU

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 December 18-24, 2017

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Seven preemie moms share the special ways they bonded with their “little fighters” in the NICU.
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Can you or someone you know relate? Stacey Skrysak shares here NICU experience here.
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One family is changing the way parents track their preemies growth in the NICU
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Holidays-PastCelebrating Holidays in the NICU

Check out the ideas one parent has for making the most of  holidays spent in the NICU
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