Monday, January 17, 2011

Please, help us save babies

Each year since Sadie's birth, we have joined the March of Dimes to promote a healthy start for babies everywhere. On our third anniversary of the March for Babies, this year's walk means more to us than we could have ever imagined.

This year, we walk in memory of our son, Sawyer.

For the first time, we are joining the Joliet March for Babies and I will be there as a special guest to promote support and awareness for pregnancy and infant loss as well as speaking about prevention.

I know times are tough, but what the March of Dimes does for our babies goes beyond the NICU. When Sawyer died, the March of Dimes personally contacted our family to lend their support through bereavement materials and pure love.

A huge reason we continue to support the March of Dimes is that they support grants that fund Congenital Heart Defect research. A CHD took the life of our son, and thousands of babies and children each year. Did you know that TWICE as many babies and children will die from a CHD than from ALL forms of childhood cancer...COMBINED. Those numbers have to change, so that another family doesn't have to let their child go, just like we did.

Please take a moment and consider donating to our team this year "Sawyer's Heart Heroes" - any amount helps greatly, and we appreciate EVERY donation. So please, help us honor Sawyer's brief life and the lives of all other babies gone too soon.

Just follow this link to make your secure donation. And again - Thank you.

1 comment:

LetterstoClaire said...

My husband and I just received the yearly March of Dimes letter (the one that comes with the dime) and this year it had a completely different meaning. The company I used to work for sponsored the March of Dimes and while, I always felt it was an important organization, now I feel it is a VITAL organization. The doctors were unable to intubate Claire because they don't make medical equipment small enough for a 23 week old baby. They do make medical equipment small enough for a 24 week old baby. The March of Dimes supports better research and improved technology for premature infants and my involvement with this organization is sure to grow and grow for the rest of my life. I imagine how their support of the premature and infant loss community will change medicine for preemies in the next 20 years and I'm humbled. I'm hoping next year I'll be able to walk, that's my goal!