Carissa Sauer

Why I walk

Braden was born in 2004, 10 weeks too soon. He weighed 1 lb. 11 oz. and was 12.5 inches long. He spent 77 long days in the NICU before we finally got to take him home. Braden will be 12 in June! He is doing absolutely fabulous! He enjoys 5th Grade, playing with friends, Drawing and reading all the historical non-fiction he can! He continues to make us laugh on a daily basis and we couldn't love him more. His brother Blake was born on January 30, 2009. He was born 12 weeks too soon. He weighed 1 lb. 6 oz. and was 11.25 inches long. After 68 days in the NICU, we were finally able to be a family of 4 together at home! Blake turned 7 in January and he truly has been an awesome addition to our family!! He is loving First Grade and makes friends whereever he goes. He LOVES the Beatles and really all genres of music and dancing and you can always find him with a book in his hand too :) This year we are also walking in honor of 4 Angels. Evan, born sleeping to my cousin James and his wife Liz. Such a beautiful life, wanted desperately and missed terribly. There are no words for that pain. My childhood friend Jill, gave birth to two beautiful babies, Marie and Samuel. They were born too soon and with too many complications, and sadly they did not make it home. No mother should have to leave the hospital without her children... We are also walking in special honor of Lilly Elizabeth Longtin. Her Mommy became a team member five years ago as Braden's amazing Kindergarten teacher and we are lucky to call her friend. Sadly, their first born daughter was born sleeping, again, total heartbreak. We are also walking because all three of these families have welcomed healthy, full-term children into their families (and one more on the way!) And Evan's sister Jessa is currently in the NICU after being born 11 weeks early - and she is rocking the NICU! That is such a blessing and incentive to keep doing what we are doing! THIS is why we still walk - this is a brutal reminder that there is still SO MUCH WORK TO BE DONE! Please join us in saying thanks for our boys while honoring the memory of these precious babies who have forever changed the lives of those who have known and loved them!

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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!
Saturday, May 07, 2016
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Sponsor messages

Jaclyn Haynes
8 months ago
The Haynes Phamily loves y'all! We are so proud of the awesome work y'all continue to do each and every year. Hugs.
Judy Barber
8 months ago
Enjoy your great success for helping March of Dimes. It is so heart warming to see all your family and friends join you in your walks. All the best to you all. Judy
Debbie Landuyt
8 months ago
Hoping to help you reach your milestone. What an awesome job you've done through the years to help those in need!
Nancy Breitkreutz
8 months ago
Carissa, so glad your boys are doing so well. Peace, Nancy
Mary Benes
8 months ago
Janet Schwartz
8 months ago
Bless you for your years of dedication. I have no doubt you will reach your goal.
Rhonda Laswell
8 months ago
Carissa Sauer
Cole and Denise Moore
8 months ago
Much love, hugs and many blessings to all of you! XXOXX -Cole, Denise and family
Terri Andres
8 months ago
Keep up the great work!
Diane Furasek
8 months ago
Thanks so much for everything you do for our babies!
Kevin and Laura Gross
8 months ago
So proud of you Carissa!! Hugs to you, Chris and the cutest Miracle Monsters around!!!
Jonna McClard
8 months ago
Happy Birthday, Katie!
Kelly Gross
8 months ago
Jill Jakub
9 months ago
Happy Birthday! You have done so much to give babies the best start in life. You are touching and changing lives with your work. From our family on earth and our family in Heaven........thank you!! Love, Justin, Jill, Grant, Samuel, Marie, Drew and Seth Jakub
Rachel Snyder
9 months ago
Thank you for sharing your story with others!
Leah Sirois
9 months ago
We love you guys! -Leah and Taylor
Kelli Hamilton
9 months ago
I know this cause is dear to your heart! You have 2 very special boys! Good luck with your fundraising this year- you are awesome!
Alexandria Larson
9 months ago
Miss you guys! ??
Amanda Graham
9 months ago
Good luck on your work - a team kyle fan (I saw kites post)
Jean Knockel
9 months ago
Hope you have a beautiful walk!!! Miss you guys!!!
Teresa Searls
9 months ago
Keep up the great work you do. Love you all!!
Nick Wischhof
9 months ago
In loving memory of Samuel and Marie Jakub!
Sarah Alex
10 months ago
We think you guys ROCK! Love and miss you all - Sarah & Anna
Judith Gooding
10 months ago
Go, Carissa and the miracle monsters!
Vicki Berberich
10 months ago
Hi Carissa, We hope you reach your goal! Vicki, Toby and Joey Berberich
Michelle Carlson
10 months ago
We love you guys!! The Carlson Family
Ross Bosn
10 months ago
Wish we could join you for the walk. Walk on!
Karen Sauer
10 months ago
Good luck with your campaign. We love you!
Mindy Jost
10 months ago
Thank you for believing in me and trusting me.Blake made me the you all
Theresa Feldmann
10 months ago
Go Team Miracle Monsters! Love, Teri
Hannah Marie Sklenar
10 months ago
Walk On!! XOXO Love Always Hannah Marie
Judy Sasek
10 months ago
Cheering you on Carisa to achieving your fundraising goal!!
Carissa Sauer
10 months ago
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