Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Daviess County and Knox County

Raised to date:
$29,056
Our goal: $60,000
 
Washington National Guard Armory
500 N.E. 6th Street , Washington, IN 47501
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Washington National Guard Armory
500 N.E. 6th Street
Washington, IN 47501
 
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Knox county is April 8th at Don Bell rec Center on the VU Campus is the registration point for the 2017 Knox County March for Babies. Daviess County will be held on May 6th at the National Guard Armory 500 N.E. 6th St. Washington, IN 47501.
 
On May 6th at 9:00 am registration will be at the National Guard Armory 500 N.E. 6th St. Washington, IN 47501 for the Washington Indiana March for Babies
 

Event progress* *(As of Thursday, Jun 22, 2017)

 
Top non-family teams
 
1
SODEXO Food
$668
2
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
$93
3
Jenny Kay's
$62
Top family teams
 
1
On Eden's Wings
$1,849
2
Harper16
$1,181
3
Gilmore Triplets
$657
Top fundraisers
 
1
Kim Hatton
$1,077
2
Cory Combs
$1,042
3
Heather Gough
$650
 
*The total amount displayed reflects the amount on the team or personal fundraising progress bar. If the progress bar is not displayed on the team or personal page, the team/person won't be displayed on the leaderboard. Leaderboard totals reflect cash and checks marked "received" on the online sponsor form as well as credit card and PayPal donations. Team captains can enter as cash and mark "received" any money raised through promotions, such as bake sales and casual days and any sponsorship money paid to the March of Dimes, on their team's online form. Record all donations on your online sponsor form before you turn in cash and checks to the March of Dimes!
 

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Meet the Combs family

 
On Thursday November 3rd, 2016 we had our 28 week checkup with our 3D ultrasound. Our Dr. said everything looked normal and good. That Sunday, Honey woke up with mild cramps nothing serious but as the day progressed they got worse. We returned home around 5:00 pm, she couldn't sit still or lay down and the pressure was so bad. But she was so early in her pregnancy that none of us thought it was labor! I had her get in the tub with some warm water to help with the cramps and pain. While she was in the bathtub I googled her symptoms. After some research I had already decided we were going to the hospital once she got out of the bathtub. All signs were pointing toward pre-term labor. When she got out knew we had to get to the hospital!! We arrived to Daviess Community Hospital around 7:00 pm and they immediately rushed Honey up to OB and called in additional nurses as well as the St. Mary's staff for assistance. The on call doctor came in to check honey and informed us were we’re going to be having a baby that night. Neither one of us knew what to do. We immediately prayed that everything would go as smooth as it possibly could for the situation. At 8:16 pm our little miracle Harper Lee Combs was born at 28 weeks 6 days weighing 3 lbs.1 ounce and measuring 15 1/2 inches long. But she was healthy and breathing on her own which was the main thing! She was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's and admitted into the NICU. I stayed with Honey Sunday night in the hospital and Monday morning Honey was released. We went home and packed a bag and headed to Evansville for our long journey in the NICU. The first time we seen her was extremely hard. We felt so helpless because there wasn’t anything we could do. We had to put our trust in God, the Doctors, and nurses. Her lungs weren't quite developed so she wore a CPAP/nasal cannula to help with her lung pressure. She had the ng tube placed in her mouth to take breast milk. She had jaundice which she had to lay under the bilirubin light and wear her special black goggles. My friend said it was her champagne goggles because she was still celebrating the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series with her mommy and daddy. She had a pic line and IV in her small body to help receive her medicine and the vitamins and lipids. Her weight dropped down to 2 lbs. 10 ounces which happens to all babies but it's so scary when she was born so little!! About day 4 at St. Mary's Dr. DeWeese noticed a slight murmur which they performed an ECHO and noticed she had a PDA. He decided to place Harper on the ventilator to help with her breathing while they gave her medicine to help close the PDA. After 24 hours of the medicine there was significant improvement and her vent was dropped from 40 to 20 and gradually decreased every day until removed on day 7. Day 8 she was cleared of her jaundice and we were able to remove the billi light and she finally got back up to her birth weight! Day 10 Dr. DeWeese weaned her off of the cannula because her PDA had closed and she was able to breathe comfortably on her own! Gradually the Doctors and nurses increased Harper's daily milk intake to see how much and how quick she would gain weight. We can remember getting so excited every night when we would call after they weighed her and they would tell us she gained an ounce or ounce and a half. I know to a lot of people we tell that to think it’s not a big deal because an ounce isn’t a lot but to us and to her it was. It was a long 10 weeks in the NICU but worth every second for our beautiful little miracle who is now almost 5 months old (actual birth age) 2 months gestational, weighs over 10 lbs., and she is 21 1/2 inches long! We couldn't have made it through this without the amazing Doctors and nurses not only at St. Mary's NICU but at Daviess Community Hospital!! Also we have to give many praises to God because we truly feel that he was with Harper every day from the moment she came into this world. We would always see her smile and stare past us in the NICU and we feel deep down God was standing behind us letting Harper know she was going to be ok. We are beyond blessed to have the outcome and experience we went through because Harper's story isn't always how this works out! The doctors still have no idea why she was delivered so early. This is the scariest thing we have been through in our life and there are other people out there who have it worse off than we did. Some advice we could give is to be there for your little one. Your presence, voice, touch, and love mean more to them than you could imagine. You also have to take care of yourself. Get proper sleep, eat, and make some time for yourselves no matter how hard it is. So, we support the March of Dimes in celebration of the life saving measures that brought us our healthy son Harper Lee Combs. We invite you to join our family in supporting the March of Dimes and babies worldwide. Please join us for the 2017 Davies

Incentives

 
$50
- Early Bird! $50 online by 2/28/17
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$250
- March of Dimes tumbler or carry all tote + event t-shirt
$500
- March of Dimes cooler or hooded t-shirt + event t-shirt
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + 1/4 zip pullover OR polo + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + backpack OR rain jacket + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sports chair OR jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies hat + rolling suitcase OR wagon + event t-shirt
 
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Thank you to our national sponsors

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Thank you to our local sponsors

Signature
Daviess Community Hospital
Silver
Old National Bank
Jay C Food stores