Annual Christmas Luncheon
by Miracle Makers

On December 23rd, Miracle Makers Foundation honored the families of premature babies in the Orlando area with their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. During this heartwarming time of gratitude and appreciation, over 220 guests, including hardworking staff and devoted parents of children in the NICU, enjoyed a delicious meal hosted by Miracle Makers, an inspiring nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support for the families of preterm babies.

 Since 2014, Miracle Makers founder Maya Tharoo has worked toward ensuring that all children born prematurely receive the care and attention they deserve, a cause very near to her heart. Born premature at 28 weeks, weighing only 1 lb & 14 oz, Maya’s life has been a true miracle, and she has dedicated herself to helping children who are going through the challenges that she has overcome. Through the years, Maya’s family has experienced the joy of watching their child become a world changer, a joy they long to bring to parents everywhere. At the young age of 9, Maya, along with her parents, Abdullah and Taz Tharoo, and her grandfather, Abdul Tharoo, created Miracle Makers. Together, the Tharoo family has served parents and loved ones of premature children in all walks of life. Today, Maya volunteers at Winnie Palmer Hospital once a month, speaking to families in the NICU and offering her story as a beacon of hope.

 Maya Tharoo served as host for the annual luncheon, which was a remarkable gift to the parents who spent their Christmas in the hospital with their children. Along with enjoying a wonderful meal generously prepared by local restaurants including Bartaco, Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, and Rainforest Café, the guests in attendance gained valuable insight and inspiration and celebrated the precious lives of their babies. The families also received plush toys and gift cards donated by Landry’s, Inc., which Maya and her friends hand-packaged, one of the young Miracle Makers founder’s memorable moments from the event.

 “The most exciting part of the holidays is to be able to give back and celebrate with the community,” Maya says. “It is so rewarding that I have this opportunity to provide joy and hope to these families, especially at a time when it can be difficult for them to find that hope for themselves. We are very fortunate indeed to be able to celebrate Christmas with the Winnie Palmer Hospital family.”

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