march of dimes
Saint Luke's Hospital teamed up with March of Dimes to bring some extra joy to preemie mamas.
The March for Babies is held yearly in over a thousand communities with the proceeds going to fund March of Dimes research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. This will be the 3rd year that my family participates in this wonderful event.
I love holding the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin in my hand. For me, it symbolizes holding a bit of our past, along with our future. We hope that every family in America buys at least one of those coins. Think about that impact and how together we can conquer preterm birth.
No longer just passengers, patients are now co-pilots helping to navigate the future of medical progress. But until recently, the pace of progress has been slow. In some diseases, we still utter the words "we haven't seen a new treatment in decades" with a straight face. Decades. Are we seriously accepting this?
For me, it was Elijah's first words. Most babies begin talking on schedule as expected, some a little sooner, others a little later. Elijah's first words came late, and after much time and hard work on his part. My husband and I will never forget them.