Wednesday, January 20, 2010

March for Babies 2010

Dust off your walking shoes. It's time to March for Babies again! As you all know, last year was a crazy one for us. Griff says it was the worst year with the best outcome, and I couldn't agree more. Even though we had many rough days, we now have a healthy baby girl who has completley changed our lives! We can't help feeling the need to "pay it forward," and the best way we know how is to support the organization that supported us, the March of Dimes. Below is our team at last year's walk.

Thanks to those of you who donated to our team and/or walked with us last year, our team, Izzy's Angel, was the second place family team in Tarrant County! We got the plaque below in the mail a few months back. Pretty cool! Griff has his eye on first place this year, so we are asking (okay, begging!) for your help again. ;-) This year's walk is on Saturday, April 17th at Farrington Field (University Dr. in Fort Worth), and we would love for you to join us and help us raise money for babies in need.

This is the first picture we have of Izzy, taken on her birthday. She sure has come along way, huh??? There's no denying the work of the March of Dimes when you look at a photo like this.

Check out the March of Dimes timeline here to see what they've accomplished throughout the years.

One of the things listed is the their research leading to the use of surfactant to treat respiratory distress syndrome, which we are extremely thankful for as it helped to save Izzy's life. Around the second or third week of her life, things were not looking so great. Izzy was getting 100% oxygen from the high-frequency ventilator, but it still was not enough for her weak lungs. Her doctor gave her a few doses of surfacant, and her lungs dramatically improved.

Help us give back by walking with us, donating, or better yet, both, by visiting one of the following links:

Our team website -

Individual websites - or

Taken from the March of Dimes website: When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.


  1. Oh this makes me sad that we can't join you again this year! Another wedding on the same day! :o( We'll be donating though!!

  2. Thanks Leah!! Hope you're enjoying the married life!