Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Walk America 4-29-2007

I will be walking with a group of family and friends on April 29th to raise money for March of Dimes at their annual Walk America campaign. I have been a March of Dimes supporter for years and have walked for each of the past 12 years. In college I was one of 7 members who started our own chapter of March of Dimes at the university. This is a cause that I fully support, and have for a long time.

Almost 2 years ago my cousin gave brith while only 23 weeks pregnant. There had been complications in the pregnancy and she spent the last few weeks of it on bed rest in the hospital. Bryan was born on September 1st, and didn't leave the hospital until January. When he got sent home it was a happy time, even though it brought more stress and complications. Bryan had undergone surgery several times while in the hospital, he had a feeding tube in his stomach and was on oxygen full time.

Now Bryan is tube free, and finally crawling. Our early fears of him being deaf seem to have been erased. He may be hard of hearing, but he does respond to noise. We continue to pray and thank God for the blessings he gave us with Bryan, and pray for Bryan and his parents who have so much to go through.

I will continue to support March of Dimes and I am walking for Bryan again. Please support March of Dimes through me by donating at http://www.walkamerica.org/bone86.

Thank you.