Karen (estherchaya) wrote,
Karen
estherchaya

March of Dimes March for Babies

I don't normally post this sort of thing on my LJ, but I'm making an exception for this one. I've decided to participate in this year's March of Dimes March for Babies.

As you know, last year I delivered three beautiful babies. My triplets were 2 months premature and I was very lucky to have healthy babies. Not all babies who are born so early are so lucky, and not all triplets are lucky enough to make it so long. Even though I had strong, healthy babies, we still spent nearly a month in the NICU and had our share of problems to overcome due to prematurity. Sam needed some help breathing when he was first born. Our sweet little Abby, just two and a half pounds in the NICU, needed a blood transfusion, as is common for very small preemies. Ellie came home on a heart monitor due to bradycardia of prematurity and later was diagnosed with "Failure to Thrive", another common problem with premature babies. I believe that the March of Dimes' research and educational outreach information contributed in large part to the positive outcome that we had with our triplets.

I am participating in the March of Dimes March for Babies because I believe in the March of Dimes mission to save babies. Please support my fundraising efforts by sponsoring me in March for Babies today. Contributing to my march online is fast, easy and secure. You can donate directly from my personal webpage with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

The money we raise helps save premature and sick babies. Premature birth is the #1 cause of newborn death and the biggest threat to babies’ health today, and through March for Babies, the March of Dimes is funding important research to find out why premature birth happens and what can be done to prevent it. With your support, there’s hope.

Thank you so much for all of the support that you have given us over the last six months. We have truly appreciated all of the help and love and support that everyone has shown us.

My personal web page address for donations is ...

http://www.marchforbabies.org/karen_cohen

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