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Why I march

My name is Amelia Keppel and I am a 6th grader at the Baltimore Lab School. I was born two months too soon. When I was in the NICU, there were many tubes connected to my body to help me survive. The following video will help you understand more about the struggles I’ve gone through because of my prematurity and how I face those challenges.

I hope you liked the video. Please join the fight for healthy babies by donating to my March for Babies team, La Famiglia di Amelia at And come walk with us on Sunday May 7 in the Baltimore walk starting near Canton Park with a path along the waterfront.

Thank you for your support.

La Famiglia di Amelia

Amelia, Bob, Christy, Maddie and Tess Keppel

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.

Fundraising goal: $13,200
50 days
left until the event!
Sunday, May 06, 2018
7 Donors | 165 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Harold Philipsen
3 months ago
Hello Keppels and "Gigi", Our family likes to make this donation in memory of "Pops". You are missed Bill Van Rooy!.... Tracy, Harold, Bas and Finn
Molly Smith
3 months ago
Amelia and family, your grandpa was a treasure and will be dearly missed . He loved you beyond the moon and stars !
Anna Moyes
3 months ago
From Don and Ann Moyes
SUE Hatling
4 months ago
Sending loving prayers and support from the Hatling Families- Sally and Jerry Roger and Mary , Brandon and Julie and family, Kent and Melissa and family, Jenny and Seth and family Tim and Sue, Jerrid and Carolyn and family The world has changed with the loss of Bill as a husband- father- grandfather- family and friend.
Connie and Karlen Walser
4 months ago
Amelia, Karlen and I are honored to donate to your cause in memory of your grandpa. We saw your video while visiting them in Roche Harbor and they couldn't stop talking about your accomplishments, determination and drive. Their pride filled the room. Your spirit is an inspiration, I hope you meet you one of these days! Love to your family!
Rosemarry Simmons
4 months ago
This gift is in memory of your grandfather, Bill Van Rooy. He was such delightful gentleman and will be missed.
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