Morgan Lennon

Why I walk

Hi, I am Marcellus's mommy. Marcellus Robert Lennon was born on October 28th, 2011 at 28 weeks 5 days gestation with no known reason for premature labor. He weighed 3 pounds 2 ounces and was 16 inches long. We spent many perfect days with Marcellus in the NICU and everything seemed to be going great until Marcellus was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocoliotis (NEC). Marcellus had a severe case of NEC. The NICU team worked so very hard and Mommy and Daddy were by Marcellus's side. He died on November 9th, 2011 at 12:43pm in my arms - a moment no parent should have to live through. Marcellus fought hard and Mommy and Daddy are proud of their little warrior. Marcellus, after all, means "young warrior." Four years ago our second son graduated from the same NICU. He was there for 10 weeks. Ethan Michael was born December 18th, 2012 at 27 weeks 4 days gestation with a labor similar to his big brother's. He continues to amaze us every single day. He is truly our miracle. On November 5th, 2015 our third son was born. Thanks to what we learned from Marcellus and Ethan's premature deliveries we were able to keep Weston Morgan from being born so premtaure (I had a cerclage). He was so close to being full-term (36 weeks 6 days) and did not spend a single moment in the NICU! Our team is walking in March for Babies to help give babies like my sons a fighting chance. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy: just click the join this team button. If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page. Thank you for helping us 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.

$2,658
Fundraising goal: $1,500
Saturday, April 29, 2017
28 Donors | 1539 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Melissa Hanna
3 months ago
We love you Marcellus, even never having met you. You live on through your precious, wonderful, and beautiful family and always will. Your life and story have touched so many lives! You will always be loved and missed greatly! Morgan, Mike, Ethan, and Weston: We love you. You have more strength and love in your family than any family I know. I can only imagine the pain that you all have gone through and still go through, but yet you still love and care and live with such verocity. It is truely remarkable and beautiful. You all are such a b
Morgan Lennon
3 months ago
Thank you to everyone that supported my fundraising efforts through purchasing tie dye!
Stephanie Raeman
4 months ago
For the Photography Gift Certificate with Maya Anna Photography
Christina Gonyier
4 months ago
Auction plus a little extra. Hope you have good weather for the walk. Christina
Jessica Morrison
4 months ago
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Clemontina Davenport
3 months ago
Hi Morgan, This is for Jubilee's gorgeous onsie. See you at the walk! Tina
JULIE FAZIO
4 months ago
Thanks for raising for a great cause! Julie Fazio
sarah ford
4 months ago
For Jane's painting.
Julie Dumond
4 months ago
Hi Morgan! Auction payment here :-)
Morgan Lennon
3 months ago
Thank you to everyone that supported our yard sale! We brought in $548!
Courtney Sojda
5 months ago
I never got to meet Marcellus, but I will always remember him :)
Robin Rush
5 months ago
Hope you have a beautiful "walk day"!
Grant Weller
5 months ago
Morgan, Your work to honor Marcellus's legacy is very inspiring, and I'm honored to contribute in whatever small way I can. If our paths happen to cross again sometime, it would be great to see you! Grant Weller
Bethany Corley
3 months ago
:)
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