Something Very Close To My Heart

04 Feb

One day… all babies will be born healthy

Today… too many moms and families know the heartbreak of having a baby born fighting to survive

We’re marching again this year, and we’re making it a yearly event. This really is something very close to my heart.

We’re marching in memory of Maddie, my friend Heather’s 17 month-old daughter, who lost the strength to fight and passed away last year. Her bright smile might be gone from this earth, but it still lights up many hearts and inspires us to continue fighting in whatever ways we can. Maddie’s beautiful face is on the widget above.

We’re marching because our daughter, Jenna, was born with a birth defect and has spent her four short years of life fighting. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives, but we also know firsthand the struggles and sorrow that other families have to face.

We’re marching to give all babies a fighting chance.

The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in local communities and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will help:

  • support all-important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects
  • educate women on things they can do to increase their chances of having a healthy baby
  • provide comfort and information to families with a newborn in intensive care
  • push for newborn screening and health insurance for all pregnant women and children

Please help by donating today!

It’s easy, safe and secure – just click to make your donation. Help us make a difference. Every dollar counts.

P.S. You would make me the happiest woman in the world if we could blow that $250 goal out of the water! 😉


3 responses to “Something Very Close To My Heart

  1. Chibi Jeebs

    February 5, 2010 at 3:50 am

    I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already. 😦 Good luck with your walk! ❤

  2. Heather

    February 5, 2010 at 5:39 am


    Take a couple steps for Jack too, K?

    Big Love…

  3. psychmamma

    February 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Heather –

    Will do, Sweetie! xoxox


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