Celebration of Miracles | A Night at the Chateau

This year’s Celebration of Miracles gala brought together our community of supporters for an elegant evening filled with champagne, florals and dancing! The gala’s theme – A Night at The Chateau – came alive as guests were greeted by a champagne wall, with gloved hands serving bubbly through a green hedge. Guests mingled over cocktail hour and then dined by candlelight on a three course dinner in the opulent ballroom of the Loews Coral Gables Hotel.

ICU baby’s presentation of programs and initiatives left a powerful impact. One of the highlights was miracle baby Mahalia, now 4 years old, joining her parents on stage after a video of their emotional NICU journey was shared with guests. The Fernandez pave the Way Foundation pledged a generous $30,000 match for money raised and guests responded, raising over $50,000 in the first 10 minutes of the appeal for support. Then, the crowd continued to raise their paddle during the live auction of trips, a celebrity chef experience, jewelry and courtside HEAT seats!

Thanks to Gloria Fonts Suarez (Board Member) and Drew Stoudt (Chairman of the Board) for their commitment to planning such a successful event. We are also grateful to our event committee for their work to secure sponsorships and auction items. Committee members included Candice Carricarte, Natalia Echeverri, MD, Ana Glass, Stefanie Harris, Caryn Musaffi, Katie Nullman, Betsy Sherwood and Bricen Urquidi.

ICU baby would like to also acknowledge the 2024 sponsors for the Celebration of Miracles Gala. Their support made the evening possible!

Please take a moment to click the links below to view the photo gallery and the ICU baby video presentation from the event.

View our photo gallery from Prizma Photo.