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Lauren Irvin

Why I walk

My first son, my sweet boy, Jonathon Daniel, was born still on April 30, 2010. He was born sleeping at 39 weeks 2 days. His little heart had stopped beating due to complications with his umbilical cord. My hope is that families will not have to suffer the loss of their little ones in the future. The March of Dimes is one of the few organizations that supports research for stillbirth causes, so please help me reach my goal to help support this worthy cause. My sweet Jonathon has had such an impact on so many lives. Over the past (almost) eight years, many donations have been made in his memory to the March of Dimes, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, churches, local children at Christmas, Molly Bears, blanket drives, food drives, and more! What a BIG impact my little baby has made! My favorite lately is that his "little" brothers remember him and talk about him every day - Jeremiah and Jaxon talk about heaven and they say Jonathon is one of their best friends. I know he is watching over them, and I honestly feel that they know he takes care of them from heaven!

The March for Babies is so special to us, as it always falls on or around Jonathon's birthday! We are blessed to have it fall just before his 8th Birthday in Heaven this year - April 30, 2018. It is such a special way to celebrate and honor our sweet boy!

The March of Dimes supports/funds research that helped us welcome Jonathon's three little brothers into the world - Jeremiah David (August 29, 2012), Jaxon Dillon (September 16, 2014), and Joel Deacon (August 30, 2016). They are here today, thanks to the knowledge of my doctors - I know that the medical care I had during my pregnancies with Jeremiah, Jaxon, and Joel helped them arrive safely into this world! Let's make sure all babies have this chance!

Things are a little different this year, and I'm walking in Cumming and not downtown with Share Atlanta. My support group, Share Atlanta, has gone through some changes, but many of us will still be "walking together" - just from different locations! I think this shows how far many of the fellow moms and I have come since losing our little ones - our lives are all a little crazier, as most of us now have subsequent children and life is a little crazy!

I can't believe Jonathon would be turning 8!! Let's make him proud as we celebrate his seventh birthday in heaven!

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!

Lots of love and thanks,

Lauren


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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.

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