Friday, April 8, 2011

March of Dimes Walk for Babies

It's no surprise to anyone who has been following my blog that we LOVE our NICU family. And when I say family, I mean all the nurses, doctors, and staff at INOVA Fairfax hospital NICU. So when we heard the March of Dimes Walk for Babies is in May, we knew we had to participate.

March of Dimes typically helps preemie babies, but really their goal is to help all families with babies in intensive care; whether they are premature or suffer from other illnesses, diseases, and disorders. Having a child in intensive care is not easy and most of the babies in the NICU are there for extended stays, so March of Dimes tries to make that stay easier for the families by providing support groups, instructional classes, and other events to help make that time a bit easier. And although we weren't really able to take advantage of most of their services, we know what it's like to have a sick baby. And we would do anything to help other families with sick babies and to support the doctors and nurses who take care of and cure those sick babies.

So we are more than excited to participate in the Walk for Babies! I've added a badge to the right side of the blog in case anyone is interested in supporting us and the NICU. We would appreciate any and all support, even if it's just a shout out on the blog!

And a big shout out to everyone we saw today during our mini-reunion at the NICU. Stephen had labs at the hospital and we got lucky that we were able to see so many of our favorite people! It was so amazing to see you all and we miss you everyday! Big hugs and kisses!!!!!!

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