The Continuing Adventures of SuperPreemie

Less than a month before March for Babies!

Posted on: April 1, 2008

March for Babies!You guys all know Shoshanna’s story.  She was born 3 1/2 months before her due date.  She weighed under two pounds, she was in the hospital for almost 3 months, she came home with an oxygen canister and a heartrate monitor.  You know this.  Did you know that without research supported by the March of Dimes she probably wouldn’t have survived?  Did you know that RIGHT NOW the March of Dimes is supporting research into the causes & mechanics of preterm labor – the cause of her early arrival?  Did you know that roughly half of preterm births are due to preterm labor with know obvious/known cause?

Help us out.  Help other families out.  Help keep other families from having to go through what we went through.  I know it seems crazy for me to be making this plea when she’s so obviously an obnoxiously precocious preschooler.  But you have to believe me – we have COMPLETELY USED UP OUR KARMA.  Right now we are out of the “preemie experience” but for most families of sub-two-pound micropreemies that experience NEVER ENDS.  We’re not just talking about keeping kids from having to be in the hospital for three months.  We’re talking about keeping kids from being blind, deaf, severely developmentally delayed, tied to medical equipment for YEARS.

Last year our team (us, our friend Ilene, and my buds Heather and Lil) raised $1800.  This year it’s us and my parents and we’ve set our goal at $2000.  You can donate here.

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