Sabrina & Justin Abramson

Why I walk

It's been nine years since we lost our little girl, Ella Marie, but she has never been closer to our hearts. She is alive in every one of us, and Her Light Shines On!!! To date Ella's Fellas has raised nearly $150,000, and it's all because of the amazing support of our Ella's Fellas family! Any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated and will go to a very special cause--to help EVERY baby get a healthy start! For those that don't know our story by now....we were married in 2007 in the fairytale wedding that surpassed our wildest dreams. Shortly thereafter, we were incredibly excited to find out that we were pregnant!!! At our 16-week ultrasound, we were told that we were having a baby girl. However, the doctors came in to tell us that our baby had a heart defect that would be fatal if not operated on shortly after birth. We worked hard to get her the best doctors possible, and wound up choosing the surgical team at Columbia University Hospital in New York City. It is there that Sabrina would spend months, in and out, dealing with her premature labor. After 3 days of labor, the magical day came. Ella Marie was born 7 weeks premature on December 6, 2007. She was whisked into the NICU and spent her time there until she had open heart surgery at 6 days old. Ella fought through subsequent invasive surgeries, and even under tremendous doses of sedatives, still managed to open her eyes for us every time we were by her side. Unfortunately, Ella's spirit was much stronger than her body, and she succumbed to complications when she was just 17 days old. We loved her before she was born and even more now that she is gone. As Ella took her last breaths in our arms, we promised to keep Ella's memory alive and to help others in her name. Our Motto: Her Light Shines On!!! Where did that originate? "Ella" is Greek for "bright light". Those who attended her funeral, an estimated 300-400 people, sang "This Little Light of Mine" like a choir of angels, to send our baby girl home. It was from that moment on that we knew we had to do whatever we could to keep Ella's bright light shining for all to witness. Our work with the March of Dimes allows us to do just that. The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies. Please help by donating today!

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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: $10,000
Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Sponsor messages

Brianne Zanetti-Thompson
6 months ago
Always a special day to be a part of. Ella's light shines brighter every year because of you guys. Lots of love.
Brian Colello
7 months ago
Good luck with the walk and hope all is well! Love, Brian, Rachel, Hannah and Emily Colello
Ida Weisleder
7 months ago
You are doing amazing work.
Pearl Liss
7 months ago
What a beautiful story of love! pearl and moe liss
John Corcoran
7 months ago
Sorry I could not be with you today. Blessings for all you do for the 'March'
Carol & Bobby Williams
7 months ago
Blessings sent to you and your family??
Kelly Gillespie
7 months ago
Just read Ella's story. Brought me to tears!!! God bless her!!
James McDowell
7 months ago
Could it possibly be 10 years already? We wish you a great walk, and a charmed next decade. Barbara and Jim
The Glicks
7 months ago
Always amazed by your commitment every year and always thinking of you guys! Shalom from us.
Bridget Juliano
7 months ago
Best wishes!! Love, Bridget Juliano
Monica DelliSanti
7 months ago
best of luck + love, Monica DelliSanti Wainscot
Jennifer Sweetwood
7 months ago
Good luck tomorrow! Your story is beautiful :)
Lois Campagna
7 months ago
Wishing you a beautiful day of remembrance. Fred and Lois Campagna
Mario Pompeo
7 months ago
Hey guys: Sorry "The Pompeo Clan" can't make it....two "tweener age" boys and LAX games (and/or practices) make my weekends a whole new set of interesting, much like football games in the Fall (but those are on Saturdays). Hope you guys are doing well. Sabrina, we are due for a lunch...we'll have to try to get together soon. I'll shoot you some dates! Good luck with the event. Mario
Mark Janovic
7 months ago
God bless your faithfulness for these babies!
Cheryl Dispoto
7 months ago
Such a great cause. Best wishes. C
Vincent Montini
7 months ago
Blessings from the Montini family! Vinnie & Trish
Gina D'Angeli
7 months ago
In honor of Sweet Ella Marie. Your mother is an angel here on earth. Everything she does in your name and memory is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. She saved my life, I am forever grateful. Fly high sweet girl. I hope you and Lucas are together-always.
Levon Barsouian
7 months ago
Our sincerest and most heartfelt thoughts to the Abramson family...turning this day into an opportunity to remember Ella and help support such a great cause. We wont be able to walk with you this year but we are there with you all in spirit. Enjoy the walk! - Love, Michele and Levon Barsouian
Alexandra Nervegna
7 months ago
Sending well wishes and love to you ??
Carla Salerno Silvestri
7 months ago
So sorry Paige and I can't walk with you this year! We'll be thinking of you! Have a great walk!
Dolly Joseph
7 months ago
Denise Chrin
7 months ago
Best wishes for your walk and fundraising event.
7 months ago
Robin & Rich Miler
7 months ago
We are unable to walk this year but happy to continue to support Ella's Fellas.
Shana Cambareri
7 months ago
Ella's Light Shines On! We are so proud of all you have done for her and other babies!
8 months ago
Blessings to your family!
Antonia Blumberg
8 months ago
Dear Sabrina and Justin, I hope your goal for this year is met, and that you have yet another successful March. God Bless you and your family - all of you continue to be a true inspiration. Love, Aunt Toni and Uncle Mick
John K Harrington
8 months ago
Kelly & Barbara Harrington
Kathleen Long
8 months ago
Love to the whole family - Ella's light shines on in all of you! Love, Kathy, Kevin, Cormac, and Saoirse
8 months ago
Hoping for a beautiful day to celebrate Ella God Bless, JOHN & GINA
Robert Roman
8 months ago
In loving memory of Ella Marie
Robert Dorsett
8 months ago
Her light shines on!!
8 months ago
Best of Luck in achieving your goal, Sabrina! Best - Rodney Hakes
Thomas Hayek
8 months ago
I'm very proud of you and will be walking with you again this year
Robert Williams
8 months ago
Carol & Bobby Williams support your good work.
Holly Askins
8 months ago
All the best wishes for a successful event!
Amy RoughgardenThink
8 months ago
Thinking of your beautiful family. Xoxo Al, Amy ,Abigail and Ashley
Alison Hayek
8 months ago
Looking forward to this beautiful day for remembering Ella and her bright light, as it continues to shine for others. XO
Marie Pagios
8 months ago
Good luck Sabrina & Justin and all of Ella's Fellas! ??
Jennifer Porcelli
9 months ago
Good luck guys!!! Here's to another year of Ella's Fellas crushing your goals!
Sabrina Abramson
9 months ago
In loving memory of our Ella Marie and all of her angel friends gone too soon <3
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