Friday, April 29, 2011

proud to participate!

This weekend, we were asked by some friends from my mom's exercise group to take part in the March of Dimes March for Babies. Once we heard Nick's story, how could we not be touched and want to be a part of raising funds for such an amazing organization...

Nick at 5 days old
Nick's Story: Nicholas Charles was born December 1, 2008 at 26 weeks. He came into this world weighing only 1lb 8 oz. This was the most terrifying experience of my life. But one I am truly thankful for.
Nick spent 3 months and 3 weeks in the NICU at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He received the benefit, not only of the wonderful and caring staff, but he was able to get lifesaving drugs and treatments. This would not have been possible without research from the March of Dimes.
Not only did March of Dimes pave the way for such treatments, their website was a wonderful resource for me, a mom going through this journey. Every time there was an issue with Nick, or the doctors would tell me what could happen, or what to expect, I could research it on marchofdimes.com and find not only answers, but see stories from parents who had been through similar experiences.
I am happy to report that he made it through those trying times and is now a happy, healthy, spunky toddler.

*If you'd like to donate or participate in a walk near you, click HERE and help make a difference!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

It's a wonderful charity to support. It used to always be my charity of choice. Good Luck with your walk!!!!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Definitely great charity to support!!

Mandee said...

It is wonderful that you are supporting this great charity! What a sweet story!

Have a great weekend! :)

Michelle A'etonu said...

what a great cause and an inspirational story :)

TV's Take said...

Doctors and nurses in those NICUs deserve angel wings. So glad he is doing great and what a great friend for promoting their story and cause.

Bridie said...

We logged 99 days in the NICU between my two boys.....amazing work from the March of Dimes in the past, but for reasons I won't go into here, I have recently stopped supporting them and am looking into ways to support my community directly. Glad to hear he is doing well! My 6 yr old was a 2 lb 5 oz 27 weeker.