March of Dimes is an organization that is close to my heart. This year and every year I walk to raise money. Please help me raise money by clicking the link and giving a small donation. Every dollar helps. Thank you! Jessica
I have to admit I struggled somewhat on whether or not to make this post, but in the end I decided this is a family blog and this is part of my family story. Every year since 2011 I have done the March of Dimes: March for Babies walk, my reason for doing so. My son.
He was born at 29 weeks 6 days and was 2 pounds 13 oz. He was 14 inches long. We spent the longest 62 days of my life in the NICU. Cause of his premature birth was a bacterial infection. At times he struggled to breath. He had a small hole in his heart, he came close to a blood transfusion for anemia but fought back. We were among the more lucky premature births. He had no surgeries and only had to come home on a heart monitor that he wore for a month…
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