You are invited to celebrate the official launch of "Oliver's Gift" an initiative created by Marie Ramos Photography. Enjoy an afternoon of the senses starting with a beautiful 3-course lunch at picturesque Burnt Orange Mosman, followed by inspiring stories of hope and great love by two amazing women Tanya Jeney (Mother of Oliver Jeney) and special guest speaker Sam Bloom (best selling author and inspiration behind "Penguin Bloom" the movie). We look forward to seeing you at this truly memorable event!
- THE STORY BEHIND OLIVER'S GIFT BY MARIE RAMOS -
For over 12 years I have had the honour of creating Baby Imprints for families who have suffered the unimaginable loss of a child. This journey began in 2009 when my first ceramic imprints were created for a beautiful baby named Oliver who passed away shortly after birth. Since then Baby Imprints has been an integral part of my business and my work with bereaved families continues, however, I always wanted to do more and my dream of creating an initiative so that grieving families could access my services and products for free has finally come true. This is "Oliver's Gift" - fundraising efforts by Marie Ramos Photography and placed into a dedicated account and accessed to bereaved families when needed. My goal for this event is to add to our fundraising efforts but more importantly to create awareness about our service to the local community.
Tanya Jeney - Mother of Oliver Jeney
Sam Bloom - Best selling author and inspiration behind 'Penguin Bloom' the movie
Q&A with Sam and Cameron Bloom
Book signing with Sam Bloom
ABOUT TANYA JENEY - Tanya is happily married with 4 boys. She is the owner of a successful jewelry keepsake business "Small print" located in Sydney's inner west. She is a swimming coach, marathon runner, supports charities of all shapes and sizes, and has a pure heart of gold. In 2009 she gave birth to Oliver who was stillborn. It was through this painful journey that Marie and Tanya formed a special bond and friendship that will last a lifetime.
ABOUT SAMANTHA BLOOM - Sam is a surfer, adventure traveller, former neurology nurse and mother of three boys. She was paralysed in an accident in Thailand in 2013 and is the subject of the international bestselling book, Penguin Bloom, which is now a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Sam has since co-authored her own best selling book, won two Oceania KL1 paracanoe championships, and is the Australian and two times World Para surfing champion; she works with numerous spinal cord injury charities around the world and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker.
ABOUT CAMERON BLOOM - Cameron is an award winning photographer and cinematographer who began his career at the age of 15. Since then his editorial and travel images have been published extensively, including in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New York Times. Cameron’s images feature in the international bestselling book Penguin Bloom: The odd little bird who saved a family and bestselling sequel Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong. Cameron’s creative talents were recognised at the 2018 GQ Awards where he received the Creative Force of the Year. Cameron and wife Sam’s story inspired the #1 box-office and Netflix success Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln.