Sara Hegarty

Why I walk

As many of you already know, my sweet baby Gabriel was born "sleeping" on May 8, 2013. He suffered an unbilical cord accident in utero which lead to his death. Our family had already been involved with the March of Dimes for a few years when we lost Gabriel, and to be honest I never felt like it would happen to me. A lot of parents have the same feelings, this is something that happens to other families, never MY family. I wish that was the case. The March of Dimes works every day to prevent pre-mature birth, end infant mortality, and even solve the mysteries behind SIDS and Still Birth. They have already solved a lot of mysteries that help woman all over the world deliver healthy babies everyday! In 2014, while carrying our youngest, Nicholas, I was diagnosed with a pretty big complications. Thanks to the work of the March of Dimes, I was able to get the steriods I needed to develop Nicholas' lungs quicker, so if he needed to be delivered early, he would have better chances of survival. He is now a happy, healthy and thriving 1 1/2 month old. March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser of the year, but their work touches all of our lives. Please take a moment and donate to our team, donate for Gabriel, donate for Leah, JJ and Nicholas, or donate for a healthy baby in your life. I have created a few donation amounts that have special meaning to our family, you may choose one of those or donate any amount that works for you. $58- Gabriel was delivered on 5/8 $140- Sara Carried Gabriel for 140 days before she had to say hello and goodbye $300- This year Gabriel would have turned 3 yrs old.


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.

Thank you for walking!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
79 Donors | 3662 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Mary Reisinger
4 months ago
A very worthwhile organization! Thanks for all you do!
Laura Braid
4 months ago
Donating in honor of Gabriel and all the angel babies looking after us??
Mandy Jacomet
4 months ago
Bless our little angels. Gone from this earth too soon...forever in our hearts.
Mary Beth Wolanin
4 months ago
?????????? with love for Gabriel! The Wolanin Family
Casey Pogan
4 months ago
Cheering for team Gabriel. ??
Paul and Jenn Smith
4 months ago
Thank you for sharing your story! Glad to donate to such a great organization! Much love, Paul, Jenn, Brooke and AJ Smith
Suzanne Weller
4 months ago
For Gabriel, Leah, JJ, and Nicholas.. and for all babies to have a fighting chance. Love to you all!
fred lefebvre
4 months ago
Good luck
Anonymous
5 months ago
Sara keep up the great work!
Joseph Brugnoni
3 months ago
Hegartys Hope
Brittni Harris
5 months ago
For Team Hegarty's Hope in honor of sweet angel Gabriel Love from Amelya, Benjamin, and Genevieve
Jamie Nowacki
5 months ago
I've done my own fundraiser in the past but never raised that much so I wanted to give to someone's who is as passionate as I am. This is for my son who was born prematurely, one of my daughters born too early, and my rainbow baby girl.
Rich Betts
5 months ago
I wish we could donate more but my husband and I are expecting a little one in September and we are trying to save.
Mary Jo Marino
4 months ago
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Tracy Ulrich
5 months ago
<3
Addie Martin
5 months ago
So proud of you and all the work you are doing for babies everywhere!
Katie Schortgen
5 months ago
God bless you and all those who need March of Dimes!
Dennis Sawan
5 months ago
Happy to help with such a worthy cause, Sara.
Jennifer Fether
5 months ago
You don't need to put my name out on Facebook. ;-) Love you Sara and all the things you've done for babies here and in heaven.
Collin Soden
6 months ago
With love from another May baby ??
Nathan Reed
6 months ago
To pies in the face! :)
Kristy Beebe
6 months ago
Good Luck??????
Patricia Hegarty
6 months ago
Good luck! We love you!
natasha taylor
6 months ago
In loving memory of sweet Gabriel. Thank you for sharing his story and all you do with the MOD! ? the Taylors
Chad Snyder
6 months ago
Always think of you and Shaun and all you do for the March of Dimes. Thanks for sharing your story. Hope this helps Gabriel's team win!
dan hegarty
6 months ago
In memory of Gabriel's grandfather.
Alicia Wagner
6 months ago
Happy Birthday, Gabriel ;)
Candice Witt
6 months ago
Hope this keeps you in first :)
Julie Spencer
6 months ago
Happy birthday Gabriel. We love you!!!!
Regina Futagaki
6 months ago
We love you and your amazing family! -Ryan, Gina and Claire
Rodney Thomas
6 months ago
Sara I can not say enough nice things about what you have brought to my life! You and your family have always been so amazing to be around! The world needs more people like you who give so much with out being concerned with what you get back! Thank you mama Sara,
NICOLE BRUGNONI
6 months ago
Olivia & Friends Lemonade Stand donation :)
Stacey Drozda
6 months ago
It took an 8 yr old's (Olivia) donation to remind me to do our part! Now that is a special niece!!!! Good luck!
Dan & Brenda Hogrefe & family
6 months ago
Since Angie isn't collecting this year for Eli I wanted to contribute in honor of your family...??
Lauren Mann
6 months ago
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Elisa Garcia
6 months ago
God bless you and your family!
Liberty Swift
6 months ago
Sara, I know a love for a baby is there long before they enter this world and I know your heart as a mom is fierce. Baby Gabriel is so blessed to have his mother always continue his fight for him and for other sweet babies. I love you and I'm always so proud of you??
Anthony Locklear
7 months ago
We love you guys!
Kathy DeLine
7 months ago
Bless all babies that are born angles.
Katie Thompson
7 months ago
Hope this helps you reach your goal! :)
Jodi Szczublewski
7 months ago
Hope this helps to reach your goal :-) Love you Hegarty's!
Anonymous
7 months ago
We love The Hegartys. We support this amazing cause with an amazing family.
Jodi Gray
7 months ago
Round 2 donation!!!!!!
Martina Brugnoni
7 months ago
I love you & all your babies!!!
Casey Weldele
7 months ago
Thank you Sara, for all you do for this great cause! ??
Rexene Madl
7 months ago
Getting closer! Good luck.. Love you!
Kristen Johnson
7 months ago
Sara, I don't know if you remember me, but I contacted you after my sister had her precious Harrison at 37 weeks in November of 2014. He was also asleep after having an umbilical cord problem in utero as well. You were so kind to me and gave me such great advice of how to act and what to say to my sister and the rest of our family as we were grieving our loss. I will never forget that and although I can't even truly repay you for what you gave to me, this is just a small way (I wish I could give more) that I can show you and your family some
Jodi Gray
7 months ago
Good luck!
Gina Wells
7 months ago
Come on everyone! We can get Sara there real quick.
Tonya Lunguy
7 months ago
Good luck & many blessings ??
George Privitere
7 months ago
You are a good person, Sara
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