Friday, April 9, 2010

March for Babies

Once a year families all over America whose lives have been touched by prematurity will walk together to raise money for the March of Dimes. Every family has their own story to tell. Stories not unlike our own. An early and unexpected delivery followed by months of uncertainty in a neonatal intensive care unit. Words can't describe the anguish a parent experiences watching their child struggle for life.

Most of you know our story.

During Abby's 6 month stay in the NICU at East TN Children's Hospital we prayed for life. We prayed for Abby to have a chance to live and for her life to bring glory to God. She experienced 11 surgeries, 25 blood transfusions, multiple infections and countless other challenges before finally coming home.

God has a purpose and plan for Abby's life and we recognize that the research supported by the March of Dimes helped give Abby her chance to live.

We have also seen the other side of this work. Prematurity prevention!

Through prayer and the blessing of interventions like the Hydroxyprogesterone injection and cervical cerclage (research supported by MOD) our boys were born Full term.

There is hope for future mothers with high risk pregnancies!

On April 24th our family will be Marching for Babies in Knoxville TN with Abby's NICU team.

For details check out our MOD page. Anyone who wants to join us, we'd love to see you there!

(donations supporting our walk are much appreciated! You can safely donate by clicking the MOD widget in the sidebar)

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