Ashley Whisenant

Why I walk

Our son, Ryder Lane Whisenant, was born 8 weeks early due to placental abruption. If not for a routine non stress test, I do not believe he would be here with us today. Our doctors caught his heart rate dropping and I had an emergency C-section a few hours later. He weighed 3 lbs 7 oz at birth, the 10% for his gestation. I had received the steroid shots for his lungs a week prior to delivery, so he was only on oxygen for 48 hours! We brought him home after 24 days in the NICU. He is now 3 years old and finally weighs 30 lbs! We were very blessed to be able to share our story as the Ambassador Family for Lubbock's 2016 walk.

I am also walking this year for a family who has suffered devastating loss twice now due to placenta issues. There is so much room for improvement in preventing pre-term deliveries and still births. One in nine babies is born prematurely, and we have seen the NICU save lives. Please help us support these babies!

The March of Dimes statement is below: Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I'm walking in March for Babies because I want to do something about this. And I need your help. Please support my walk. 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!

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: $2,500
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Sponsor messages

Cecilia Moore
6 months ago
Thank you so much for donating in honor of Colton and Mason Moore, along with precious babies such as Ryder.
Carissa Rossi
6 months ago
Sorry for the delay! So happy you remain involved in this great organization!
Ashley Whisenant
6 months ago
c/o Kim Beck
Shari Singleton
6 months ago
Love watching little Ryder grow!
6 months ago
We love Ryder!! We are so thankful for March of Dimes, and all the work they do to help babies like Ryder!
Sue Ann Kimberling
6 months ago
Many many blessings!!
Jamie Kimberling
6 months ago
Love you guys! xoxo, Ryan Jamie & Kaden
Mindi Janssen
7 months ago
Love sweet Ryder!
carolyn Crowson
7 months ago
Because I love me some "Ryder"
Margie Crowson
7 months ago
What a great way to make people aware of premature birth.
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