Right now, babies need all the help they can get. Premature birth affects approximately 380,000 babies in the United States. Many of you know, my own life has been affected by the birth of our son, Jonathan, at 27 weeks. He is a survivor and a miracle. He is our Jonathan; our “Gift from God.”
Unfortunately, there are also many others who don’t survive. Also, many who survive, are in need of constant care and support as their babies grow and hopefully, thrive.
I walk for my own son, but I also walk for those who don’t survive prematurity and/or the birth defects they are born with. We need more research to help babies survive and thrive. Already, more babies are surviving and thriving that wouldn’t have 10 years ago. Jonathan is the perfect example of this, and there is much more to learn. If you’d like to help, please make a secure donation or walk with us! Together, we can help March of Dimes, so more babies can get the strongest start possible.
We honor Jonathan with this walk. Look at this guy and his NICU team!
We walk in memory of Jesse Amandus, who fought an amazing fight at 24 weeks, but could only be with us for 13 days.
We walk in thanks for the care received in the NICU at AMITA Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and all of the hands that have helped and continue to help us walk through this journey.