Heather Spohr

Why I walk

We are honored to be the 2016 Los Angeles Ambassador Family!

Mike and I experienced firsthand the nightmare of having a premature baby, a nightmare that sadly continues for many families even after their baby successfully leaves the NICU. After Madeline's premature birth, Mike and I swore we would do what we could to help other families whose babies faced the same battle. Our resolve only grew after Maddie passed away, and we fervently support the March of Dimes - a wonderful organization that gave us much support in our time of need. Mike and I will be walking in memory of our darling Madeline, and walking with us will be her younger siblings, Annabel and James, who both made it much farther in pregnancy in large part to medical advances championed by the March of Dimes. Thank you so much for your support!


Your gift matters

Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

$2,246
Fundraising goal: $5,000
2 days
left until the event!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
56 Donors | 2446 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Anonymous
5 hours ago
Best of luck on Saturday! I will be thinking of Maddie and your family!
Angie Whitfield
7 hours ago
In memory of Maddie, a little girl whom I never met, but who's story has had an enormous impact on the mother I am to my two little girls.
Rory Halperin
19 hours ago
Thinking of you all and sending lots of love in memory of your beautiful Maddie. xo
Rory Halperin
19 hours ago
Thinking of you all and sending lots of love in memory of your beautiful Maddie. xo
Dawn Rzeznikiewicz
1 day ago
For my girl Heather who I love so much and for little Maddie! xo
Dawn Rzeznikiewicz
1 day ago
For my girl Heather who I love so much and for little Maddie! xo
Elizabeth Dallenbach
1 day ago
Sending lots of love from Kentucky. I'll be there in spirit. ITB
Elizabeth Dallenbach
1 day ago
Sending lots of love from Kentucky. I'll be there in spirit. ITB
Stephanie Bezuidenhout
1 day ago
I have followed your story since you were newly pregnant with Annabel. Your family is often in my thoughts. Maddie touched so many lives, and will not be forgotten. <3
Stephanie Bezuidenhout
1 day ago
I have followed your story since you were newly pregnant with Annabel. Your family is often in my thoughts. Maddie touched so many lives, and will not be forgotten. <3
Robin Oswold
1 day ago
we'll be thinking of you and Maddie.
Robin Oswold
1 day ago
we'll be thinking of you and Maddie.
Stephanie Morgenstern
1 day ago
Good luck with your fundraising and I will be thinking of you during the walk!
Stephanie Morgenstern
1 day ago
Good luck with your fundraising and I will be thinking of you during the walk!
Alejandra Hernandez
1 day ago
For Maddie, so loved.
Alejandra Hernandez
1 day ago
For Maddie, so loved.
Tricia Simpson
1 day ago
I've been reading the Sphors are Multiplying for many years. I will always remember beautiful Maddie.
Tricia Simpson
1 day ago
I've been reading the Sphors are Multiplying for many years. I will always remember beautiful Maddie.
Cheryl Smith
2 days ago
For Maddie! I never tire of you writing about her.
Cheryl Smith
2 days ago
For Maddie! I never tire of you writing about her.
Rachel Lumpkin
2 days ago
Thank you for your blog, thank you for sharing your life with all of us, and thank you for all you do for March of Dimes. Sending you love and support from DC!
Rachel Lumpkin
2 days ago
Thank you for your blog, thank you for sharing your life with all of us, and thank you for all you do for March of Dimes. Sending you love and support from DC!
Tricia Hullings
3 days ago
We love you guys! I think of Maddie all the time.
Tricia Hullings
3 days ago
We love you guys! I think of Maddie all the time.
Cyrille donlan
3 days ago
Thinking of you!
Cyrille donlan
3 days ago
Thinking of you!
Emily Taylor
3 days ago
Thank you Heather for all that you do for the March of Dimes, in honor of Maddie. I'm pleased to support you, both with a donation and in spirit.
Emily Taylor
3 days ago
Thank you Heather for all that you do for the March of Dimes, in honor of Maddie. I'm pleased to support you, both with a donation and in spirit.
Barbara DeRousseau
3 days ago
I can't wait to hear your speech honoring your beautiful Madeline. I'm so sorry for the pain your family endures, but know....for sure.....that in sharing your story, others are educated. Thank you for your courage in standing up for the little ones and their families! Hugs to all of you!
Barbara DeRousseau
3 days ago
I can't wait to hear your speech honoring your beautiful Madeline. I'm so sorry for the pain your family endures, but know....for sure.....that in sharing your story, others are educated. Thank you for your courage in standing up for the little ones and their families! Hugs to all of you!
Melissa Wilson
3 days ago
<3!
Melissa Wilson
3 days ago
<3!
Erin Gourley
3 days ago
Walking with you in spirit this year! Thinking of you all and sending lots of love in honor of Maddie!
Erin Gourley
3 days ago
Walking with you in spirit this year! Thinking of you all and sending lots of love in honor of Maddie!
kathi gold
3 days ago
in honor of Maddie, and with great love and appreciation for all Heather does
kathi gold
3 days ago
in honor of Maddie, and with great love and appreciation for all Heather does
Linda Robertson
4 days ago
In memory of beautiful Maddie.
Linda Robertson
4 days ago
In memory of beautiful Maddie.
Jessica Driscoll
4 days ago
For Maddie and Rigby. Xoxo
Jessica Driscoll
4 days ago
For Maddie and Rigby. Xoxo
Stephani Stelmach
10 days ago
This donation is in memory of beautiful Madeleine Alice Spohr.
Stephani Stelmach
10 days ago
This donation is in memory of beautiful Madeleine Alice Spohr.
Stephanie Wald
17 days ago
In honor of Maddie & Rigby
Stephanie Wald
17 days ago
In honor of Maddie & Rigby
Erica Paul
19 days ago
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Maddie's memory lives on.
Erica Paul
19 days ago
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Maddie's memory lives on.
Mary Catherine French
24 days ago
I'm a new preemie mom and longtime reader. Today my son Kevin, born at 32 weeks on March 8, is 5 pounds. Thank you so much for sharing Maddie's story with us--your older posts about NICU life and bedrest helped me so much when my pregnancy turned high risk. It's an honor to be able to support your team.
Mary Catherine French
24 days ago
I'm a new preemie mom and longtime reader. Today my son Kevin, born at 32 weeks on March 8, is 5 pounds. Thank you so much for sharing Maddie's story with us--your older posts about NICU life and bedrest helped me so much when my pregnancy turned high risk. It's an honor to be able to support your team.
Molly Bettie
24 days ago
In loving memory of Maddie and Rigby <3 Virtual hugs and love to you all, this April and always
Molly Bettie
24 days ago
In loving memory of Maddie and Rigby <3 Virtual hugs and love to you all, this April and always
Jessica Weihe
25 days ago
In honor of sweet Maddie and Rigsby <3 Thinking of you guys.
Jessica Weihe
25 days ago
In honor of sweet Maddie and Rigsby <3 Thinking of you guys.
Lynn Buchanan
3 months ago
Dear Heather. It was a true blessing to know precious Madeline.
Lynn Buchanan
3 months ago
Dear Heather. It was a true blessing to know precious Madeline.
Cheryl Johnson
3 months ago
God bless.
Cheryl Johnson
3 months ago
God bless.
Mary Boyd
3 months ago
Maddie had the eyes of an angel while she was on this earth. I can only imagine how brightly they shine now.
Mary Boyd
3 months ago
Maddie had the eyes of an angel while she was on this earth. I can only imagine how brightly they shine now.
Kimberly Wencl
3 months ago
Congratulations Spohr Family! I know your story will touch many hearts!
Kimberly Wencl
3 months ago
Congratulations Spohr Family! I know your story will touch many hearts!
Jenn Dorr
3 months ago
I have followed your blog for 7 years and it's the first place I go on the internet every morning. Your story is so hard but you are an amazing family.
Jenn Dorr
3 months ago
I have followed your blog for 7 years and it's the first place I go on the internet every morning. Your story is so hard but you are an amazing family.
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