Amanda Richardson via Crowdrise
October 17, 2012
BENEFITING: March of Dimes
ORGANIZER: Pell Bridge
EVENT: Pell Bridge Run 2012
EVENT DATE: Nov 11, 2012
I've picked to raise money for the March of Dimes organization because of their mission to reduce the premature birthrates around the world. The March of Dimes has launched a Prematurity Campaign that is solely dedicated to fund research with the ultimate goal to improve the overall health of babies and to prevent premature births around the world.
I have a personal vested interest in the March of Dimes because I have a Neice Emma and a Nephew Cameron; twins born three months prematurely weighing in at only 1.6 and 1.7 pounds. I have never in my life seen anybody put up such a fight as Emma and Cameron did. My best friend Ashley is the mother of Emma and Cameron, and even though I was with her during this critical time I couldn't fathom what she went through being their Mother.
Emma is now 5, going on 17; she is the smartest and most beautiful little girl! You would never know looking at her the fight that she had to fight to be here today, she is one tough little lady. After fighting for 9 long weeks Cameron became our little angel, he passed away in the NICU but it wasnt before putting up a fight. Cameron will always be Emma's guardian angel, and he will alwayd be our little angel watching over us. Even though it was devastating to see Cameron go, I know that I can speak on behalf of Ashley and her family in saying that even that little bit of time that we had with Cameron was a blessing and will last a lifetime. He and Emma stole our hearts and he will always have a piece of our heart with him. I can honestly say that the amount of love that Emma and Cameron were surrounded with in that NICU..and even still today; many people wont experience that in a lifetime.
So for Cameron, for Emma, for Ashley their Mother and my best friend, and all of the other preemies and angel babies out there...I am doing it for you.
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