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 2 1/2 year 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 $400- This year Gabriel would have turned 4 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.

Fundraising goal: $4,000
85 days
left until the event!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
37 Donors | 1820 Visitors

Sponsor messages

Kristen Davis
23 days ago
For Gabriel, Dylan, and all of the little angels. We love and miss you everyday. Thank you Sara for all the work you do!
Casey Pogan
23 days ago
Will always be inspired by your courage and love for Gabriel.
Cheryl Dawkins
24 days ago
For you and Gabriel. I love you.
Jessica Haffey
24 days ago
$10 for each of my 3 blessings...wish it could be more, but thinking of you!
Brianne Sexton
24 days ago
Good luck!!
frederick lefebvre
24 days ago
Good luck
24 days ago
We love your fight!
24 days ago
Amy Hughes
24 days ago
From my family to yours Sara...Amy
Hannah Saar
24 days ago
Love you guys ??
Melissa Magin
24 days ago
<3 miss you
Stacey Drozda
24 days ago
Xoxo Hegarty family!!!
Jason Crundwell
24 days ago
If I could only throw the pie myself...
Katie Thompson
24 days ago
I donate for your sweet baby Gabriel, my angel baby boy, Matthew James and all the other angel babies!
Joseph Molnar
28 days ago
We Love You Sara Jennifer, Joe, Cadence, and Adailyn Molnar
1 month ago
Love and hugs for you and Shaun...and your beautiful family. I hope you both know we are here if you need us. So proud of how you both navigate the absolute worst nightmare of any parent into support and love for families facing your same loss. Lots of love, Aunt Eileen, Uncle Vinny & your Carissimi Cousins
Kristina Gehring
2 months ago
We send our love with you! It isn't much, but know that it comes from the heart!
Stacy Abeles
2 months ago
18 is a very special number that signifies life or "giving life"... Your work is doing just that for so many families! Keep up the great effort! XO, Stacy and Eli
Allison Sitter
2 months ago
Brittani Guggisberg
2 months ago
It's not much but every penny counts!
Rexene Madl
2 months ago
Love you!
Christina & Chad Snyder
2 months ago
We are with you. Thank you for using your loss to help other families ??
Sarah Snell
2 months ago
Leah spoke of your angel baby with such love last year. I'm donating in honor of your family and my best friend who has also suffered devasting loss from miscarriages. Please continue to do amazing and powerful work in Toledo!
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