This will be our family's 15th time walking in the March for babies... WOW! How time truly flies. We are proud to walk in the March for babies because we know first hand how important the research and programs of March of Dimes are to the lives of babies. They helped our family when I had a premature baby in November 2000, who weighed only 14.7 ounces. Her name is Emily, she had such a rough start, and her first 6 months were spent in the hospital. She endured numerous precedures, surgeries, infections, and we thought we'd lose her many times throughout that time. We were incredbily blessed when she finally was healthy enough to go home at 6 months old, weighing maybe 5 pounds. We are blessed. Had she been born even 15 years before she was, she might not have even been given even the hope of going home. We believe if not for the March of Dimes that would have still been the case. Through March of Dimes more babies are given a chance. Even better still it's the mission of March of Dimes that all babies are born healthy and full term. But we know we aren't there yet. That's why we continue raising and donating money to the March of Dimes through the March for babies walk. We can't imagine not having Emily with us to celebrate life and we can't even begin to imagine the pain of the parents who weren't able to take that final walk out of the hospital with their babies. So we walk in honor of Emily (who's 16, healthy, and the cutie in my profile pic) and in memory of all the angel babies. Please help us help babies (and parents) through donations to the March of Dimes. It's easy and safe. Donate $5, $10 or $100 or any amount you can afford to give by clicking the donate button on this page. Or better yet, Join our team and walk/collect donations with us. We would love walking with you! Right now, babies need all the help they can get. Premature birth affects about 380,000 babies here in the United States. I’m walking in March for Babies to get the message out about this terrible problem and you can help. Please make a secure donation to help me reach my goal. Together we can help the March of Dimes fight prematurity so more babies can get the strongest start possible.Thanks Missy!