Janet Pickel

Why I walk

Our twins were born more than three months early, our daughter weighing 15 ounces, her brother 22 ounces. Our tiny girl Jaina died after two days of kidney disease and infection. Cade spent four bumpy months in the NICU before coming home -- something that wouldn't have happened without March of Dimes-funded research that developed surfactant therapy. He's now a healthy 5-year-old who loves preschool, coloring, trains and dancing.

We walk for the March of Dimes to honor those whose fundraising and research saved our son, and we walk with hope that we'll help fund a cure for what took our daughter. We hope others will benefit from our experience and fundraising and not have to go through what we have.

Please support my walk, join our team or create a team of your own:

-> Making a secure donation: just click the 'donate now' button on this page.

-> To join the team: just click on the 'walk with me' button.

-> To start your own team, visit http://marchforbabies.org/family_teams.aspx.


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: $3,000
Sunday, April 30, 2017
39 Donors | 1496 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Ron Southwick
28 days ago
Congrats on the walk and the fundraising total. Sorry I'm tardy!
Lynn Bennett
30 days ago
Barbara Householder
30 days ago
In honor of one cool kid Cade Pickel! And always in memory of Jaina and what could have been. Much love to all the Pickels!
Lynn Migdail
2 months ago
Anne Detter
2 months ago
In honor of Cade and Jaina. :)
Deborah Kiner
3 months ago
Love you!
Erika Yucius
3 months ago
Love to you and your family, Chief!
Ginny Perrine-Wilson
4 months ago
Good luck, Janet!
Mark Henderson
5 months ago
Keep inspiring with that awesome young Jedi!
Alexis Campbell
5 months ago
Much love! <3
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