Brynn, one of our community members at SM is walking in her local March for Babies. She and her family have been asked to be the March of Dimes’ Ambassador Family in their community. In order to raise awareness for their walk and all of the good that the March of Dimes is doing to prevent premature births and help infants who are born prematurely reach their potential we at SM decided to let Brynn post her cause in our forum. I also was so impressed with Brynn and her family that I wanted to post her struggles and insights on my blog.
As a NICU nurse I have seen so many different babies come into this world with less than optimal circumstances. Most of the parents valiantly rise to the occasion and show tremendous courage and strength just like Brynn and her husband. So even though I have not met Brynn personally, I have met many others like her and my hat goes off to them all.
If you get a chance you might want to go look through Brynn’s gallery at SM. She’s participating in the Queen of Scrap competition too!
If you would like to help donate to this cause please click the links and give generously. Here is the link she posted on her layout below: http://www.marchforbabies.org/picklejuice_7
Here is Brynn’s post from the ScrapMatters’ Forum:
My husband and I have been asked to be the Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes in our community and are going to be participating in a walk, March For Babies, in one week. We’ve been having a hard time spreading the word about the fundraising and sponsorship. I don’t know why I didn’t think of SM sooner! Thank you so much Andrea for helping us out! It means a lot.
My husband and I feel very strongly about this opportunity, and great organization because of our experiences we’ve had and still have with our premature twins the past year and a half. (They were born at 23 weeks, 4 months early). If you are interested in a little background history you can go to this website: Team Tuft Twins
At this site you can also donate to the March of Dimes if you are able to (the deadline is this Saturday). And even if you can’t donate, please take a look anyway. We are happy to be able to share our story with everyone and give a little insight into what it’s like to have an extremely premature infant. And to hopefully be able to give hope and support to those that need it. Also, if you could please pass this info on to others you may know as well. We could use all the help and support we can get!!!
The March of Dimes Mission is to ” improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.”
Our family will also be featured in our local newspaper tomorrow (Sun, April 10th) so I’ll update this post with a link to the article when it comes out too.