Jamie and I decided shortly after our daughter's passing that we wanted to give back to the community through fundraising, which is why we signed up for the March of Dimes: March for Babies yearly walk event. As we got closer to the event (which is tomorrow), we decided to increase our reach within the community by not only involving our friends, family & coworkers, but by talking to our local news station and newspaper. Believe me, this has been a tough and tearful task as the memories of Naya's hospitalization came surging back each time we retold her story or a photo of hers was shared.
But it has all been worth it. An article in the New Times was published yesterday which described our team's goal to support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.
And today, our story aired on KSBY. The story (which I just watched) was put together wonderfully and brought a tear to my eye. Here is the link to the video.
As the article and story both stated, the generous gifts that have been provided by you for the March for Babies event will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in the newborn intensive care units.
If you would like more information on the March of Dimes: March for Babies, you can go to: www.marchforbabies.org/
Or if you would like to help by donating to our team, you can either visit the team page or purchase one of these bracelets.
Thank you KSBY, New Times, friends, family and readers of our blog. You've listened to Naya's story and supported us beyond belief.