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Pair of Miracles

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We are walking for Kamari and Kordell who were born at 29 weeks and had low birth weight.  

I was hospitalized for 30 days prior to them being born. Baby A (Kamari) had Absent end diastolic flow (AEDF) which ended up in Reverse end diastolic flow (REDF). This means that Kamari wasnt getting good cord blow flow, which was restricting his ability to grow. On Jan 14th his heart rate kept dropping to rates low enough to raise concern to have a C-section the morning of January 15, 2016.  

Kamari (Baby A) was born at 3:29am at 1lb 14oz and Kordell (Baby B) was born at 3:30am at 2lb 6oz.  Although small, they both came out crying and went directly to NICU.  We are lucky enough to have more steps forward than steps back and they are doing well thanks to the NICU team at Maine Medical Center!  

After almost 9 weeks in the NICU, 62 days, i got to bring Kamari home...leaving Kordell behind.  That was the second hardest day of my life, the first being when I left both of them when I was discharged from the hospital.  Kamari and I travled back and forth everyday to the hospital for the next 2 weeks.  On March 30th, after 74 days in the NICU,  I got to bring my second baby baby home.  My family was complete! 


UPDATE JAN 2017: Kamari & Kordell just turned 1 years old and are doing amazing! Kamari is 29.5 inches long and weighs 19 pounds.  Kordell is 28.5 inches long and weighs 17.5 pounds.  They both love to crawl and climb.  We have have no major medical issues whatsoever.  Recently (11 months) they each got an ear infection which was their first medical issue since leaving the NICU back in March 2016.  THey have weekly visits from OT and PT which have helped a lot and they both have progressed every week! 

My team is walking in March for Babies to get the message out about this terrible problem and you can help. Please make a secure donation to help me reach my goal. Together we can help the March of Dimes fight prematurity so more babies can get the strongest start possible.

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Fundraising goal: $1,000
Sunday, May 21, 2017
1 Donors | 670 Visitors
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438 Main St, Saco, ME 04072
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM
Registration time: 9:00AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
1 Donors | 670 Visitors

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