Mary Kenyon

Why I walk

Our son Will was born on October 26, 2004, fifteen and a half weeks early because I was facing life-threatening preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Will spent 12 weeks and 4 days fighting for his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Iowa Children's Hospital, but finally faced too many challenges and died on January 22, 2005.

His life taught us all that every birth is a miracle, that even the smallest and most fragile among us can have an impact, that we've come a long way in our knowledge and understanding of how to care for premature babies, and that we still have a long way to go. Will now has two brothers, Edward and Daniel, who were both premature, but only by a few weeks each. They have brought such joy to our lives. We treasure our three boys every day.

Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in the March for Babies support research that saves babies' lives. Thank you for supporting Team Kenyon as we take steps in the hope that other families will only experience our joy and never our pain.


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.

$2,228
Fundraising goal: $2,000
Saturday, April 08, 2017
38 Donors | 813 Visitors

Sponsor messages

diana boeglin
3 months ago
Making sure John has to work hard to take the lead! <3
Pat & Gene Nissley
3 months ago
Thinking of the Kenyon Family.
Ellen Kehs
3 months ago
Go Team Kenyon! Love, The Kehs Family
Anne Tanner
3 months ago
Have fun Saturday!
Anonymous
3 months ago
Sending love and support to the Kenyon family.
Claire Zulkey
3 months ago
Finish strong! <3
Amy Schoon
3 months ago
Thinking of Will and sending the Kenyons love and healthy, happy energy!
Aprille Clarke
4 months ago
Good luck!
Paula Rushton
4 months ago
Sending love & support from San Diego!
Anne Remington
3 months ago
Love you!
Kerri Eness-Potter
4 months ago
Love to you all!
Nicole Dahya
4 months ago
The girls have gymnastics during this time so we won't be able to walk, but we'll be thinking of you and wanted to help support this important cause!
Maureen Geraghty
4 months ago
We are happy to join the Kenyon team to continue Will's legacy.
Joe Geraghty
4 months ago
Can't walk with you, but Will is in our hearts.
Virginia L Wilson Peters
4 months ago
Continue to be inspired by your March for Babies events. Hope you and John and everyone else have a great time. Ginny
Anonymous
4 months ago
Wish I could walk with you guys <3
Inga Rundquist
4 months ago
I think of Will often!
Mary Lu Callahan
4 months ago
Glad to help!
Linzee McCray
4 months ago
Thank you for the wonderful work you continue to do.
Andrea Gugliuzza
4 months ago
I am so glad you got to share your and Will's story. I am sure you were such an encouragement to many!
Sarah Anderson
4 months ago
We will never forget sweet Will. Lots of love, Kenyons- Sarah, Chad and Maggie
Perry Weinberg
4 months ago
Meg, we will be with you in spirit as you take your walk this year! Aunt Rita & Uncle Perry
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