My husband and I had difficulty getting pregnant, and after two early losses we were excited to learn I was pregnant again, this time with a healthy child. The whole pregnancy was beautiful, until suddenly on Dec. 29, 2010, I went into premature labor. Despite best efforts to stop it, my son, Gage, was born at 31 and 1/2 weeks.
Before Bekah was born I thought that the March of Dimes simply funded research. As Bekah’s 10-week NICU stay progressed, I was able to see just how much more than research the March of Dimes does. Not only does the March of Dimes help premature babies by providing funds for research, but it also helps premature babies by helping the families of those babies.