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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fight For Preemies

Do you know a baby that was born too soon, too small, unable to suck, unable to breathe on his own?

Of Course you do. You know Molly and Luke who were born 12 weeks early. Thank God they are doing great now. We just need Molly's lungs to grow bigger and healthier. Please say a prayer for all the NICU babies that are fighting their own fight now.

Dear Amanda, Thank for from the bottom of my heart for taking care of my babies in the NICU. I couldn't have asked for a better nurse. You got me through many nights. I love you more then you will ever know! You were and are my angel. :)

Premature birth is a health crisis that jeopardizes the lives and health of nearly half-million babies each year. It is the #1 killer of newborns and can lead to lifelong disabilities. Worse: the number has increased 31 percent since 1981. It can happen without warning and for no known reason. Until we have more answers, anyone’s baby, could be born too soon. Medical advances give even the tiniest babies a chance of survival, yet for many babies premature birth is still a life or death condition. It’s the #1 cause of death during the first month of life. And babies who survive face serious health challenges and risk lifelong disabilities.The rate of premature birth has never been higher. In half the cases, we simply don’t understand what went wrong. We need to fight for answers. And, ultimately, preventions.November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis of premature birth. The March of Dimes invites bloggers like you to get involved. • Learn about premature birth at marchofdimes.com/fightforpreemies

1 comment:

AK said...

:'( You really should quit making me cry :p You guys are amazing! Love you all! <3