Lori Aron

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Why we march

Jake & Josh were born May 11, 2002 -- 17 weeks before their due date. They were in only the 23rd week of what's supposed to be a 40-week term. That put them "on the brink of viability," meaning the low end of the survival chart. And if they did make it, they were in the high-risk group for all sorts of disabilities. The chances that even one of them would have a "normal" life were too slim to calculate.

Josh had a heart operation on his third day and Jake had a very risky bowel surgery his sixth day. Slowly but surely, the boys began overcoming their obstacles. Jake came home a few days before Thanksgiving and Josh joined him about a week later, albeit attached to an oxygen tank. Both also were taking all their meals through a feeding tube.

From their birth weight of 1 pound, 2 ounces, the boys are both thriving young men with no long-term complications. We celebrate our incredible fortune -- and the equally wonderful outcome of our oldest son, Zac, who was born a month premature -- by supporting the March of Dimes in hopes of funding the research that will yield more happy stories like ours.

Through the generosity of our "Jake & Josh Fan Club," we've raised more than $65,000 since 2005. 

PS -- If you'd like to see more pictures or get more details about their incredible story, visit our website, www.jakeandjosh.net


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Linda donated $103.00
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$51.50 was donated by Anonymous
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Tina donated $100.00
11 days ago
"We are so proud of all of you! Love y’all!"
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Mark donated $51.50
15 days ago
"Go J&J!"
$200.00 was donated by Anonymous
17 days ago
"These boys continue to amaze me and thanks for all you do for the March of Dimes"
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Marlene donated $500.00
17 days ago
"Our prayers continue to be answered,not only Jake and Josh but for Zac also. We are so proud of this wonderful family. Love Nana & Papa"
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Shannon donated $103.00
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"Thank you, Aron Family, for all that you do!"
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Franklin donated $103.00
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Michelle donated $108.00
19 days ago
"Inspirational "
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Michael donated $51.50
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Rabbi donated $103.00
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"What a miracle!!!"
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Tim donated $50.00
20 days ago
"Way to go Aron family! Good luck with your walk! "
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Rachel donated $51.50
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Michelle donated $100.00
20 days ago
"Happy 20th Jake & Josh!!!!"
$1030.00 was donated by Anonymous
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Karen donated $51.50
21 days ago
"I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. Where has the time gone. I still love getting these updates."
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Kenneth donated $51.50
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"Great job!!!!!"
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ann donated $51.50
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"Yay Team Aron 🎉👏🏼🙌🏼❣️💕"
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Jacky donated $51.50
21 days ago
"Yalls ongoing dedication to the March of Dimes is an epic mitzvah! Way to go!!! Lots of love, Jacky and Laura "
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Charles donated $50.00
21 days ago
"Good luck reaching your goal! Great way to give back! "
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Mark donated $50.00
22 days ago
"Amazing story and great cause!"
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John donated $103.00
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Andrea donated $185.40
22 days ago
"20 years strong!! Go Team Aron! "
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Jason donated $36.00
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"Congrats on a great 20 years!"
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Jeffrey donated $100.00
22 days ago
"To the Aron family: Good luck on the "March"! From the Wallace family"
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diane donated $100.00
22 days ago
"Happy 20th Birthday to the “miracle men”! And a happy Mother’s Day to Lori! "
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Theresa donated $50.00
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michael donated $200.00
22 days ago
$772.50 was donated by Anonymous
2 months ago

WE NEED TO UNITE, CONNECT AND FIGHT FOR FAMILIES

With preterm birth rates continuing to rise, the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color.

At March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement you're lifting up communities, creating connections and taking action to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.

Together, we’re marching to raise funds and awareness to transform the health of all families!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


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