Today is such a special day. Our loves Lanie and Griffin my twins turn 6. 6 years ago today our kid arrived 11 weeks early. My wife was 29 weeks and 5 day. My daughter spent 11 weeks in the hospital and my son spent 10 weeks in the hospital. We spent every day in the hospital from morning to night being there with our kids. The hardest part was leaving our new borns in a hospital while you go home to bed. We made it through that tough journey because we found the strength and the courage. We also had amazing doctors and nurses throughout the journey. We still keep in touch with our primary nurse that took care of our kids at the hospital. She was our support and was one of the heroes that was there for us in our journey.
Today for my kids birthday present I’m donating to the March of Dimes.
Life is about getting through the toughest times and coming out on the other side and being able to see the beauty. The beauty is my amazing healthy, loving, smart and playful kids.
About March of Dimes:
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.
What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes, and ultimately a cure for the disease. With that success behind us, we began to focus on fighting birth defects, premature birth and infant death with innovations like newborn screenings and surfactant therapy; education for medical professionals and the public about best practices; and lifesaving research. We provided comfort and support to families in NICUs and advocated for those who needed us most, moms and babies.