A plea for tiny babies ..... March of Dimes


The beautiful young woman in the picture is our daughter. When Sarah was born, she weighed 8 lbs 13 oz. She was a big little girl.

She and her husband Jeremy prepared for the birth of their first daughter......... healthy eating, painting the nursery, picking out clothes ......... doing every right.

And then .... complications occurred. Sarah had placenta previa and a blood clot between the placenta and the cervix. Sarah was put on bed rest for over a month and then hospitalized, trying to hold off Addie's birth.

Addie decided to celebrate her birthday on our wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful gift for Honey and me. Unfortunately, that was 10 weeks earlier than planned. Addie weighed 3 lbs 1 oz. Thanks to all the kind, caring doctors and nurses at University of Iowa hospitals and at Genesis Hospital, Addie now weighs almost 15 lbs and is healthy and happy.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars went into Addie's care. Sarah and Jeremy have excellent insurance and all is well with them

Unfortunately, many are not as lucky. And my beautiful loving daughter knows that. Jeremy and Sarah are walking this weekend for March of Dimes. They have made a goal of raising $3100 and they are less than a thousand dollars from that goal.

Can you help?????

March of Dimes was founded during the Great Depression on the gift of a dime per person. We have some had inflation since then. But I know times are tough. So ..... I am asking for Addie's birth weight. Can you give $3.10 to help tiny babies????

If you can help ......... if this was your grand-daughter............... please click here.

Comments

melanie said…
Glad to hear your granddaughter is doing so well. I thought the idea of giving in birth weights was a good one - so I gave in my daughter's weight. Why not have her "bulk" signify a "hoped for goal" for all babies?
I thought Melanie's idea was great (did you know she and I are twins?), so I did the same.
clink said…
Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!

That was the reason for Sarah's goal of $3100 -- to signify Addie's birth weight. The March of Dimes thought it was too high of goal but she is really close to making it. And I am soooo proud of her.

Addie is beautiful -- and sweet and a very happy little girl. And isn't that what we all hope for?

Thanks again. You guys are the best.

Cathy

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