Heather Spohr

Why I walk

$10 for 10 years!

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.

$3,617
Fundraising goal: $3,000
Saturday, April 29, 2017
118 Donors | 1293 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Alison Friedman
1 day ago
Wishing for happy miracles for every family! In honor of Maddie and her warrior parents and siblings!
Barbara DeRousseau
1 day ago
Thinking of your family as you march for your sweet Maddie and for all of the babies!
Jessica Hunter
1 day ago
for Maddie. ??
Leslie Young
1 day ago
For little miss Maddie, and most of all for you, Mike, Annie, and James. I'll wear purple tomorrow in Maddie' memory.
Heidi Bendokas
2 days ago
For Maddie Moo---So nobody else has to go through this heartbreak......
Kathleen Chilton
2 days ago
Keep doing what you're doing. I love reading your blog and I understand how hard this is for you, but keep putting the word out. God bless you!
Tina Hosko
2 days ago
??In honor of the beautiful Maddie??
Ziva Milos
2 days ago
I have reading your blog for years, from the day I heard by Matt Logelin your sweet Maddie has passed over. I am so sorry, Heather, you have a grief of mourning a lovely girl who should be ten years old today, and I have on the mind you and your family, Annabel and James. I was born as a preemie too, 30 years ago and by my mum's tales I know and can understand how it feels like having a baby in the incubator. I am happy I have survived at mere 26 weeks, but not all my buddies in the hospital room did. Thus I am donating this amount for the bett
Amanda Miller
2 days ago
In honor of Maddie.
Anonymous
2 days ago
I'm donating some from me and some on behalf of one of those jerks who emailed you about unsubscribing.
Sarah Higgins
2 days ago
XOXO always.
Lori Rhodes
2 days ago
hope it is a beautiful day for a walk. And do NOT unsubscribe me.
STEPHANIE M WALD
3 days ago
For Maddie and screw the unsubscribers!
Carolyn Comiskey
3 days ago
Thinking of beautiful Maddie.
Kay Skiba
3 days ago
Thinking of sweet Maddie. Keep marching on!
Kylene Kaelin
3 days ago
For Heather, Mike, Maddie, Annie & James ??
Jenna Christenson
3 days ago
Keeping your beautiful family in my thoughts this weekend while you walk for Maddie.
Annalise Munnich
3 days ago
Your love for your children and the strength and honesty you have about parenting is inspirational
Susie Scuderi
3 days ago
Sorry to miss walking. I always remember sweet Maddie and your family
Karri Lucas-Tinter
3 days ago
We are with you in spirit! You are amazing people. In loving honor of Maddie.
Laura McDermott
3 days ago
We love you, Spohr family!! ????
Brigid Cianfrani
4 days ago
In honor of Maddie and in support of your efforts every year! (And from a long time reader- a response to anyone who asked you to unsubscribe them!)
Nicole Wherry
4 days ago
Never unsubscribe me. Purple always reminds me of your eldest. Please always know and hold in your heart that she is not forgotten, and you and Mike have inspired me to live in the moment, and not be overly sad or nostalgic as my girls get bigger. It is a continual gift that I am grateful for daily. xoxoxo
Kristin Blank
4 days ago
I first heard about you and your family through the "Is It Worth It?" video and your story has stuck with me.
Michele Vaughn
4 days ago
Thinking of Maddie, and of the whole Spohr family.
Jenn Niederhoffer
4 days ago
Always honored to support you and your efforts in memory of Maddie!
Victoria Woods
5 days ago
Remembering Maddie!
Jessica Castillo
6 days ago
Marching on with you in spirit!
Briana Van Horn
6 days ago
I wish it could be more.
Mary Boyd
7 days ago
Shine, Maddie, shine!
Jennifer Lawson
8 days ago
Always, always in my heart.
Bruce Hughes
8 days ago
Love to you and Mike.
Brooke Taylor Duckworth
9 days ago
Remembering Maddie with you.
Abigail Shupe
9 days ago
Walking with you all in spirit! <3
Deborah Coleman
9 days ago
For Maddie.
Kevin McKeever
10 days ago
keep up the great work in Maddie's name. Cheers - K
Evelyn Morgan
10 days ago
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. God bless Madeleine. Lots of love to you guys x
Jaime King
10 days ago
Dear Heather- I often think of little Maddie and I love watching Annabel and James grow up. Jackie ADORED her and I take comfort that Jax is up there with her. You're amazing.
Dawn Rzeznikiewicz
10 days ago
All my love to my LA soul sister xoxo
Laura Adler
14 days ago
Will be with you in spirit! xo
Anonymous
18 days ago
For Maddie
Rachael Thrift
20 days ago
You guys are an inspiration! Love reading about your family and cannot believe I have been following for more than 11 years! Blessings to you and yours!
Sara Flaherty
20 days ago
Much love to you and your family!
Molly Bettie
25 days ago
Can't believe it's your 10th year! Thank you for sharing your stories, entertaining & informing & inspiring all of us readers. Much love to you and yours!
Mary Boyd
26 days ago
Keep shining, Maddie!
Patricia hullings
27 days ago
We love you guys
Beverly Fisher
27 days ago
In honor of your sweet Madeline.
Anonymous
27 days ago
For beautiful Maddie. <3
Cara K. McEachen
2 months ago
Hello, Sphors! I've loved reading Heather's blog for years and I love your entire family so much. You've really touched my heart. All the best, Cara K. McEachen
Betsy Beasley
2 months ago
For Maddie
STEPHANI A STELMACH
2 months ago
This donation is in honor of beautiful Maddie Spohr.
Erica Paul
2 months ago
One donation to MOD and one to Friends of Maddie, every year, as promised. Your family and blog has taught me so much over the years, thank you.
Kristina Peters
2 months ago
In memory of the wonderful Maddie!!!
Cara K McEachen
2 months ago
To the Sphors, I've been reading Heather's blog for several years now, since Annabel was just a baby. I have no idea how I came across it, but I've fallen in love with your whole family, your friends and everything about you. I even keep an eye out for you when I visit my family in San Diego!! Keep up the amazing work you do! Love from Ann Arbor, Cara K. McEachen
Debra Almgren-Horwitz
2 months ago
Love to the Spohrs.
Kate Cabell
2 months ago
Love you and your family from Indianapolis!
Jennifer Thompson
2 months ago
Such a wonderful cause! So happy to be able to participate in it.
STEPHANIE M WALD
2 months ago
Love that you do this! Our family donates for Maddie and for our strong cousin, 31.5 weeker Wyatt who is about to turn one!! Xoxo
Meggin Juraska
2 months ago
With love for Maddie, now and always.
Anonymous
2 months ago
Love your family!
Heather Flett
2 months ago
Love to you and your beautiful family and all the love Maddie inspires. xo
Jacqueline Abrams
2 months ago
Giving a small token for maddie. From the lady who made them Afghans Jacky
Krystal Linkert
2 months ago
Remembering your sweet girl always. The work you do MoD is inspiring!
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