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Nancy Supports March for Babies

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You may have heard bits and pieces of Becca's story, so I'm going to give you the Cliff's Notes version. When I was 15 weeks pregnant, we got an abnormal result on a routine screening, which sent us to a specialist. At that appointment, they found that Becca was already 2 weeks behind on her growth, and the doctor told us (well, me, because John was in Costa Rica on a mission trip) that we needed "to be prepared to lose this baby." From then on, it was complication after complication, which eventually resulted in Becca being delivered by emergency c-section when my pre-eclampsia developed into HELLP Syndrome. She was just over 12 weeks early, but small even for her age, weighing 13 ounces and measuring 9.5 inches stretched all the way out. She could fit in the palm of our hands. She spent 123 days in Vandy's NICU, with lots of ups and downs. You've seen her now, she's vivacious and high-spirited and very much alive, but she still has delays and challenges. She's hearing-impaired, g-tube dependent, gets daily growth hormone shots, etc...but she's amazing and, even at 5.5 years old, committed to helping other "early babies" be healthy. And so are we. For the past 5 years, our family has participated in the March of Dimes' March for Babies, raising over $15,000 for the March of Dimes and their ground-breaking research that helps moms and babies have healthier pregnancies. And now big ole bulldozer Baby James is along for the fun as well - living proof of the difference a healthy pregnancy can make to a baby and his family. Your gift will fund March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives, and it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care. Please consider donating and/or walking with us! Thanks, Nancy, John, James and Itty Bitty Becca


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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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