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This is for you Grandad.....

This year fundraising will be a bit different for our family.  My father, Doug Swanson (Grandad) passed away on January 12, 2019.  He was the most wonderful Husband, Father and Grandad anyone could ask for and one thing we know for sure is that his appreciation for the March of Dimes was GRAND.  He was a rock for our family as we went through my daughters early entry into this world and he was forever proud of her and her strength.  As we all are.  When my father died, my mother had one request;  In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the March of Dimes.  It brought tears to our eyes, but it is for certain what he would have wanted.  Please help us honor him.

This is for you Grandad.  Save the Babies.

Here is our Story:

I am the fortunate mother of a 29 week preemie. My daughter was born weighing 2 pounds and 6 ounces. She spent the first 60 days of her life, critically ill in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The incubator that she spent all of her time in was donated by the March of Dimes and we truly believe that our lives would be very different if it weren't for the March of Dimes and the special Nurses and Doctors that cared for her. My daughter is a BIG SISTER to 2 sweet boys! My son Christopher was born at 36 weeks weighing 6lbs 3 oz and my son Charlie was FULL TERM!  During my pregnancy I had to take a medication that the March of Dimes has been researching and studying for years. They also work with insurance companies to push for approval of the medication in order to prevent prematurity. We know for a fact that this medication is the reason that I was able to carry my boys as long as I did. My daughter is now  11 years old and is a typical healthy, happy, and silly little girl. She is the BEST big sister ever!

Our prayers have been answered and now it is our job to give back in hopes of saving other babies and helping other families. Please help us! We are raising money to "Save the Babies" It was all of your thoughts and prayers that got us here and that will NEVER be forgotten.Thank you for helping us reach our goal. Thank you all so much! Anything that you can do will be much appreciated! Save the Babies WWW.MARCHFORBABIES.ORG/SWUZ


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By raising funds for March for Babies, you’re building a brighter future for moms and babies everywhere. You’re helping March of Dimes advocate for policies to protect them, support radical improvements to the health care they receive and empower families with programs, knowledge and tools. Every dollar you give today makes a real difference in your community and across the country.

$3,444
Fundraising goal: $5,500
18 days
left until the event!
Saturday, May 11, 2019
34 Donors | 798 Visitors

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kathleen west
16 days ago
We support and love you guys!
john milholland
2 months ago
In memory of your handsome, gracious and lovely dad, Doug Swanson. Olivia Milholland , UD '61
John Swanson
3 months ago
John Swanson
Michael Baxter
3 months ago
I haven't had the pleasure of being with the Swansons in many years but you all live large in my memories, especially Uncle Doug. And Susie I didn't know your and your daughter's story. God bless all of you. - Mike Baxter & Family
joan phares
3 months ago
The Swanson family is in my thoughts. It seems appropriate that Doug’s love for life and fmily continues through the March of Dimes. Joan Phares
Mitten & Kathy Swartzwelder
3 months ago
What a beautiful memorial!! And the March of Dimes is the perfect way to honor him. We will miss our dear neighbor. ❤️😢
Deborah Keene
3 months ago
In Loving Memory of your dad Susie. His memorial service was so special. Love, Deb
Betsey Apkarian
3 months ago
To honor your daddy and for all of those beautiful miracle babies on their way ❤️❤️❤️
Kathleen Alexander
3 months ago
In loving memory of your Granddad <3
Steve Puppo
3 months ago
God Bless you and your family.
Shari Pearson
3 months ago
Thinking of you and sending hugs and love. What a wonderful way to honor your dad by helping take care of the babies. -Shari
Lowell Gilbert
3 months ago
Suzi, As you know your family and mine have been have been sharing life events for almost fifty three years. Both good and bad. Your dad was one of my best friends and I will always have fond memories of him. He and I did a lot of things together in the F4 that most could only dream of. I was privileged to be crewed with him. May he rest in peace and all memories be fond for you as they are for me. Good luck on your fund raising. Gil
Linda Hunyadi
3 months ago
In memory of Doug Swanson, a great guy and cousin
Courtenay Simon
4 months ago
We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending lots of love to get through this difficult time. We are here if you need us. XOXO. Cory, Georg and Tyler.
Katherine Sulham
4 months ago
Love you, Susie!
Kathy J McArthur
4 months ago
Susie, Chris and family - We are so sad for the loss of your Dad. He was a great man and will always be remembered. In honor of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace. All our love, ❤️🙏
Janie and David Saltzman
4 months ago
Our most sincere condolences to you, your family and all who loved and admired such a wonderful man. Sincerely, Janie and David Saltzman
Denise Chin
4 months ago
My Deepest condolences.. love always Denise Chin . Anything I can do please let me know .❤️🙏
lucia tamborra
4 months ago
My deepest condolence to you and your family. Peace and prayers in this difficult moment. Lucia
Geoffrey Villano
4 months ago
My condolences to you and your family.
Kathleen Dorr
4 months ago
Love the Elmore Family. Much appreciation for what you do. The Dorr’s!
Jisela Brathwaite
4 months ago
On Behalf of Doug Swanson Sr.
Tracy Positano
4 months ago
We are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We shared many years and many good times. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to your family, and will continue to keep him and you in our prayers. Tracy and Tom Positano
Laurie and Jerry Halpern
4 months ago
We will miss Doug so much after sharing over 40 years of friendship with him and your family. Our memories will last a lifetime and so will our love for your whole family. Seventh Street Rules!! Fondly, All the Halperns
Susan Eberle
4 months ago
In memory of all the wonderful times we had together as a family, whether it was 4 th of July in CT, vacation in North Carolina, Thanksgiving in Drexel hill. We will miss you. Love you all! Lenny, Nita and Susie Baxter
Victoria Kemp-Sesny
4 months ago
In loving memory of your amazing dad! I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sending lots of love to you and your family at this very sad time.
Andrew Wright
4 months ago
Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Robert Adler
4 months ago
In memory of Douglas Swanson With deep regret Bob Adler Lesley Federgreen
Gerald Robinson
4 months ago
I'm so sorry for your loss
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