On July 15th Jordyn was born at only 26 weeks, 1 day. Although tiny, her lungs were strong. We could hear her little yelps as the NICU team worked to stabilize her. Within minutes she was whisked away to the NICU where she would stay for the next three months. Never, ever did it cross our minds that we would make the daily trip to the NICU to hold our baby girl's hand through the isolette. Jordyn quickly began to impress her care team. After only a few days she was downgraded from the NICU into the Intermediate Care Nursery where she stayed for the remainder of her hospitalization. We were extremely fortunate in having an abundance of resources at our disposal during Jordyn’s nursery stay and afterwards. Unfortunately, that is not the case for all parents. March of Dimes is conducting research into the causes of pre-term babies, especially African-American babies and babies of color. March of Dimes’s work in advocating for better and more access to prenatal healthcare is vital in our communities. Additionally, March of Dimes provides resources to NICU parents like we were once. No parent wants to have a baby in the NICU, but having someone to help you navigate that experience is life-changing. Please assist us in helping March of Dimes continue their work.