Just wanted to say a BIG, GIGANTIC thank you to all of those who have donated and those who have signed up to walk. Team Morgan Kate has already raised $125!!! Woo-hoo! (I'm not sure why the purple button on the right says $50.) And we have three walkers signed up (two are Travis and I). Again, a HUGE, ENORMOUS thank you!
Morgan Kate's premature birth is never far from my thoughts, but it's especially in the forefront of my mind around this time of year when we are preparing for the walk and trying to spread awareness about the March of Dimes. It's so hard to put into words just how near and dear this organization is to my heart. There is no other way to say it than to say that because of their research and fundraising efforts MY BABY GIRL IS HERE TODAY. The happiness and joy and pride I feel everyday when I look into her little eyes is due in part to the March of Dimes.
And while we have experienced the loss of a child, with our miscarriage over a year ago, I know that the research the MOD conducts is also helping with efforts in that department. The research they do works to figure out things like miscarriages and birth defects. They work to figure out how women can have full-term, healthy pregnancies and then go on to have full-term, healthy babies. And one day, (maybe), whenever I find the courage and strength (if ever and that's a BIG "if ever") to try for another child, I know that once again the MOD will be on my side.
Please, please, please consider donating to the March of Dimes on behalf of Team Morgan Kate. Or sign up to walk and join us that day, April 9 in Orangeburg. It's going to be an absolute blast. Or just pray. Pray that the MOD will continue to raise money so that they continue with their research efforts. Pray that women, all women, will have full-term, healthy pregnancies and full-term, healthy babies. Pray for those babies who don't make it or those who come too early, like Morgan Kate.