A huge thank you to everyone who walked with us and donated in 2013. We were able to raise over $2,000! This year I've set the bar high to make our team goal $3,000! I know we can do this.
In 2008 I joined Team Madeline & walked in my first March for Babies walk in celebration of my cousin's daughter who was born premature at just 32 weeks!!!! Thankfully today Madeline is a healthy & beautiful 7 year old. At that time my daughter Gabriella was 10 months old, & fortunately she was born healthy at 40 weeks.
Then in April 2009 we gave birth to our son Ronald who was diagnosed with a condition called CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS. Our world absolutely collapsed. There is no worse feeling in the world then when you are told your newborn will need surgery. At the age of 8 weeks old he was operated on and then was required to wear a helmet for an entire year to help his skull grow the correct way. Today at almost 5 years old he is a healthy & very energetic little boy!
Back in 2008 at my first walk, never in a million years did I think we would be in this position. We took for granted the fact that we had a healthy daughter. The statistics are quite alarming! 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely. 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect. March of dimes mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
We walk for a day when all babies are born healthy and on time! I would love if you could volunteer your time to walk with us on Sunday April 27th at 11:00 am ( 930 registration) or donate to this great cause!
Angela & Ron
What is CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS?The normal skull consists of several plates of bone that are separated by sutures. The sutures (fibrous joints) are found between the bony plates in the head. As the infant grows and develops, the sutures close, forming a solid piece of bone, called the skull.Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the sutures close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. Premature closure of the sutures may also cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull or facial bones to change from a normal, symmetrical appearance.(For more information check out http://www.cappskids.org) The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.