Why I march

Each year our family participates in the March for Babies fundraiser to raise money for the March of Dimes so that we can continue to make a difference in the lives of other families. Our youngest daughter, Briella would not be here today if it weren't for the March of Dimes funding the research & development of artificial surfactant. We are forever grateful for the March of Dimes role in bringing our daughter home to complete our family. She spent 4 months in the NICU fighting to live and to come home and meet her sister. 

Our family was honored to be able to share our story as the Kansas City March of Dimes Ambassador family of 2014. We hit a team record of $6300 raised in that one year! We have raised over $12,000 in 5 years. This is our 7th year participating in March for Babies. 

We are walking in honor of our daughter Briella, who was born at just 23 weeks. I have set a personal goal of $1200 in honor of the 120 days Briella spent in the NICU before she came home to complete our family. 

Last year alone, March of Dimes helped reduce the number of premature births in Missouri by 500. I would like to help reduce even more!! I do not want another family to have to watch their baby develop in an incubator, not knowing what the next hour holds. Please join us in celebrating March of Dime's success for over 75 years by making a donation on behalf of Briella.

Here is Briella's 1st year video:  http://youtu.be/G-AsuWcmtL0?


Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I'm walking in March for Babies because I want to do something about this. And I need your help. Please support our walk. Making a secure donation is easy: just click the 'donate now' button on this page. Thank you for helping me give all babies a healthy start!


With preterm birth rates continuing to rise, the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color.

At March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement you're lifting up communities, creating connections and taking action to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.

Together, we’re marching to raise funds and awareness to transform the health of all families!


Fundraising goal: $1,200
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