In 2009 I had my first baby, Sydney Ann Vento.
One of the blog's I follow is that of Heather Spohr. She started her blog when she was pregnant with her first daughter, Maddie. She had a hard pregnancy and Maddie was born prematurely. Maddie had complications from her premature birth and was hospitalized several times. The last time she was hospitalized was April 6, 2009. She passed on to heaven on April 7, 2009 from complications of a respiratory infection. I have never met Heather, and to speak the truth, I have no idea where I found her blog. Her strength in the loss of her daughter is an inspriation to me. Maddie is why I'm walking in the March for Babies.
Jack Luigi is another little one I've never met, but I know of him through my Mom and his Grandma. His Mom, Paula, has been keeping a blog of his progress since he was born. From what I know, he was a full term baby that ended up having some issues during his birth. His mom keeps a blog to detail the medical and developmental journey of little Jack. Jack is a cutie pie who has made some awesome progress. Jack Luigi is why I'm walking in the March for Babies.
The March of Dimes March for Babies raises money to support programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. I know I'm lucky because I had a healthy pregnancy, but I know there are so many people who do not. Those moms and babies are why I'm walking in the March for Babies.
I hope you join our team and walk with us on April 24. If you can't make it on April 24, please consider donating.