Jessica Mistak

Why I walk

John was born on Easter morning April 12, 2009 at 28 weeks and 6 days weighing 4 pounds and 1 ounce. He was very ill with a bacterial infection. In the beginning it was hour by hour. Within the first 48 hours of his life we were faced with a decision: did we want to continue support? We did not get to hold him for the first 11 days of his life. During his 7 weeks in the NICU he was on an Oscillator, Ventilator, Continous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and a Nasal Canula. His first trip was in an ambulance to Children's Hospital where a VP shunt was inserted to relieve pressure in his skull. John is with us and thriving today because of the research and treatments funded by the March of Dimes. Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I'm walking in March for Babies because I want to do something about this. And I need your help. Please support my walk. Making a secure donation is easy: just click the 'donate now' button on this page. Thank you for helping me give all babies a healthy start!

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: $1,000
Saturday, April 29, 2017
16 Donors | 387 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Birrell Birrell
9 months ago
Good luck on your walk!!
Carly Corpolongo
9 months ago
From Joe, too :)
John Pfeiffer
9 months ago
You Rock! Keep on marching for John.
Dawn Mann
9 months ago
God Bless John and you!!!

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