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Pirate Power Supports March for Babies

On Christmas Day 2010, I gave birth to twin boys - a joyful moment tempered by their premature arrival at only 24 weeks (16 weeks early). Our boys, Liam and Ewan, weighed under two pounds each, and had a series of health problems related to their premature birth. The boys, lovingly known as The Pirates, battled a series of infections, surgeries, and blood transfusions. Every day was a life or death struggle. Tragically, Ewan passed away in our arms, with Liam by our side, on March 10, 2011... a very short life of only 75 days. Liam would remain in the Neonatal intensive Care Unit for 109 days, coming home 3 days before his due date. He has been thriving ever since. He has been the March of Dimes Ambassador Baby at many local fundraising events. He is a feisty 8 year old and loves saving his coins "for the babies." From our earliest days in the NICU, we became aware of the huge impact that March Of Dimes reasearch, and the medical interventions that have resulted, played on the care our babies received. We are convinced that Liam would not have survived his early birth, and the resulting complications, without the MOD's contributions to care in the NICU.

Team Pirate Power was formed three days after Ewan's death. We are proud to be the top Family Fundraising Team in the South Bay Area, and a Top 5 team in California. In the 6 years since we formed, we have raised over $150,000 for the March Of Dimes! Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy: just click the join this team button. If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!

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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.

$12,165
Fundraising goal: $10,000
Saturday, April 27, 2019
2 Donors | 921 Visitors
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Julie Kondo
2 months ago
Sending love to Team Pi Pow!
Helen L Reyes
8 months ago
GO TEAM PIRATE POWER!

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1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Start time: 9:00 AM
Registration time: 8:00AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
2 Donors | 921 Visitors

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