March for Babies: Who Will You Celebrate? Who Will You Honor?

nicu We’ve mentioned in previous March of Dimes posts that we will be walking to celebrate the lives of our four miracles: Henry, Brooks, Clark, and Isaac. Fragile lives born 2 months early, who benefited greatly from the diligent research efforts of the March of Dimes organization. 

However, we also walk to honor the lives of those who we never had the opportunity to meet.  Small lives that made a lasting impact upon our lives and so many others.

We’ll walk to honor…

The lives of Isella and Daniel who were each born after healthy and uneventful pregnancies but lost their lives due to birth defects. 

Sweet Audrey Caroline who’s few hours on this earth have touched the lives of thousands across the globe.

The 5 brothers and sisters of Sylas Morrison: Lucia, Bennet, Tryg, Lincoln and Cadence who lost their battle with prematurity just after our boys were born.

For our fellow quad families: The Sathers, The Klopps, and The Greens who have each suffered the loss of losing their very own flesh and blood.

The vibrant life of Maddie Spohr who survived over 60 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but unexpectantly left us before she celebrated her 2nd birthday.

The Spohr’s are also an Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes.  Their efforts to honor Maddie’s life by saving others have been astounding.  Last year their family team raised over 100 Thousand Dollars in support of the March of Dimes.  Here’s more about Maddie’s life and their mission:

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We’re walking to honor her life and so many others.

We’re fighting for the lives who have been saved, and those lost.  We’re fighting to make a difference. We’re fighting for HOPE.

So how can you help us celebrate and honor these lives?

You can join us THIS SUNDAY downtown Indy on the Canal to March for Babies.

You can donate.  $1 can make a difference!  Did you know that if each person TODAY who visits our blog donated ONE DOLLAR we could meet our goal of $3,000? 

If you donate or have donated (even just $1) you will be included in our Marching for Miracles Mega-Giveaway!  There’s so many great prizes that I can’t wait to share with you!!!

I will be drawing for each prize next Monday (4/26).  Thank you so much for those to all of you donating your own products in support of this cause.

Are you ready?  Brace yourselves. 

~ 3 SIGNED COPIES of the newly released I Will Carry You by Angie Smith  (Mama of Audrey Caroline and wife of Todd Smith of Selah)

iwillcarryyou

~ 1 AUTOGRAPHED Copy of “You Deliver Me” CD by the musical group Selah

selahyoudeliverme 

~ A LOL Essentials Combo Pack by Mabel’s Labels (includes 30 Sticky Labels, 12 Shoe Labels, 70 Tag MatesTM or 40 Iron-Ons, 2 Teeny TagsTM. Dishwasher/microwave-safe and UV resistant. Clothing labels are laundry safe.)

mabels labels

~ 1 Download of Alphabet Crafts ebook by No Time for Flash Cards

ebook alphabet crafts

~ A Handmade Necklace of Your Choice from Lisa Leonard Designs 

lisa leonard necklace

~ A $40 Gift Card to Back40Life, Handcrafted Signs and Wall Decals

back40life

A T-shirt or Onesie of Your Choice from Designed for Babies

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A Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition from ZonderKidz

jesus storybook bible deluxe edition 

AND….

(Insert Drum Roll)

We are personally donating a

HP Mini 110-1020NR 10.1-Inch Netbook 

to add to the hype.  We think our investment will be well worth it as you in return donate to The March of Dimes! Prove us to be correct!!!!

hp mini netbook

So how do you enter? 

Donate a minimum of $1 to our March of Dimes Family Page and leave a comment here to let me know you’re supporting our cause. (If you have already donated I have added your name already.)

An additional entry can be credited by tweeting:
“I’m fighting 4 babies w/ March of Dimes & entering @QuatroMama ‘s March 4 Miracles Mega-Giveaway at http://bit.ly/aRq4ceand leaving a link to your twitter account.

Spread the Word!  The March for Miracles Mega-Giveaway ends next Monday! 

QuatroSignature

122 thoughts on "March for Babies: Who Will You Celebrate? Who Will You Honor?"

  1. Manda says:

    We are helping to help and donated! I'll pray you guys reach your goal!

  2. I donated! I'm going to be checking back all week to see if you reach your goal!

  3. Previous Donation:
    Jill Anderson

  4. I just donated to your team! Praying that you reach your goal. Thank you for sharing these amazing stories, I will be praying for all of these families, too.

  5. Previous Donation:
    Anne Baize

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    Elizabeth Belleville

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    Mary Bullock

  8. Sara Staley says:

    Donation for Team 4tunate! Wish I could be there Sunday but going to Nashville, TN to cheer on some family for Team in Training..remembering out Aunt Judy! Go Team 4tunate!

  9. Previous Donation:
    Mindy Bullock

  10. AmazingGreis says:

    I'm walking in the March for Maddie walk in LA on Saturday. MOD is such an amazing organization and I'm proud to walk and donate.

    I've donated to your family walk. Good luck with your goal.

    XOXO

  11. Previous Donation:
    Briana Carter

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    Deb Cronkhite

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    Mary Drewery

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    Paul Fuller

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    Diana Hampton

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    Megan Henly

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    Jennifer Heptinstall

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    The Donut Shop

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    Kathy Murray

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    Janet Myers

  21. Trish says:

    Our family just made a donation to your team. We pray that we will never need the March of Dimes, but so thankful that they are there.

    Trish @ 2princesses1dude.blogspot.com

  22. Previous Donation:
    Janet McKnight

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    Amanda Nethero

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    Jamie Reese

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    Steffany Reutter

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    Carrie Russell

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    Stephanie Russell

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    Claudette Tipton

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    The Trammels

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    Margot Walker

  31. Kate says:

    I donated today!

    Yay Jen, what a great cause! You rock mama!

    Kate

  32. Maggie says:

    I'm walking in memory of my son Aidan Christopher. He was born 2 1/2 months early. He had a stroke in utero and a day after he was born they found a massive bleed in his brain.

  33. Jennifer says:

    I made a donation in support of your family team. I'll be checking back to see if you reach your goal! Good luck!

  34. Rachel says:

    I donated $10 :-) IT's all I had in paypal 😉

    I donate for your boys and for Maddie and for all the others past, present and future.

    Love and adore you even more now that you've put this amazingness together. You rock girlie. Good luck and God Bless!!!!

  35. Andrea H says:

    My boys were both preemies so the March of Dimes is a cause that I happily support. I made a donation to your team.

    Andrea Hatfield

  36. Sheila says:

    Good luck and thanks for bringing awareness to a great cause!
    I donated & tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/eyerishgirl
    Sheila

  37. I tweeted from CochranQuads

  38. Alicia says:

    I donated. Sorry I couldn't do more but I know that every little bit counts :)

  39. purejoy says:

    i tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/kimberwidmer

    and i'm about to go donate. sooo awesome. i didn't realize how many preemies i knew until now. and fighting for another one:
    http://vaughanswalkingbyfaith.blogspot.com/

    triplets born @ 25 weeks after one of them passed away. second son passed away at 24 hours, little charli girl is still fighting.
    they are not bloggers, but he's a youth pastor and could really use some blogger love.

  40. purejoy says:

    i really hope i win. i would love to give away two of those books (i've just given away my copy i just received to a mom who just had triplets (two died). i would love to give two away (with the CD) and bless someone who is grieving.

    i donated.
    receipt # 5887696

  41. Ashley says:

    I donated. Hope you reach your goal!

  42. As a March of Dimes MOM myself I know the importance of spreading the word for this amazing cause. We are also walking in honor of our babies and in memories of others as well. I know that our donation is not much but we hope that it helps….

    Kristin Krumwiede
    http://www.marchforbabies.org/krumwiedekids
    http://www.thekrumwiedesix.blogspot.com

  43. Jen says:

    I just donated on behalf of our triplets. Glad we could help in a small way. Unfortunately there is no walk in our area this yr…we were bummed. Wish we could walk with you. Good luck on reaching your goal. I check your blog often, so will check back to see if you reached the goal.
    Thank you for all you do!
    Jennifer
    proud mommy to Alex. Liz and Zach
    2/16/07

    http://www.jjaezlenzendorf.blogspot.com

  44. Angie says:

    Just donated And Tweeted on my account: http://twitter.com/angiewith3

    Hope you reach your goal. This is a great idea to raise money for such a great cause

  45. We are walking this weekend, too! I can't pass on by without helping another walker. Good luck reaching your goal!

  46. Danielle says:

    I just donated to your very worth cause! Good luck reaching your goal.
    dakostro@hotmail.com

  47. Meagan says:

    I donated! I think March of Dimes is such an amazing organization! Good luck with your goal!

  48. Made a donation to help you reach your goal! Good Luck
    Jill Corbitt

  49. Rachel E. says:

    And I tweeted! @rtbs17

  50. Michele says:

    Just donated! Good luck in making your goal.

  51. Melissa says:

    Just recently had my life touched by prematurity. My newborn son was born at 36 weeks and spent 11 days in the NICU. This is a life I never expected to go through, but thank God everyday for the medical advancements and the NICU staff who cared for my sweet Noah. I am donating to your page today!

  52. Brodie says:

    I donated~ hope you make your goal!
    bro2ice at yahoo dot com

  53. donated! We too will be there – marching for your little guys and maddie!

  54. Kristi says:

    I am SUCH a mess!! Here I am in tears.

    Donated though :)

    kristi dot stone at gmail dot com

  55. PsychMamma says:

    Donated! We walked last weekend for Maddie, Jack and our Jenna (now 4).

    MOD is a wonderful cause that we support whole-heartedly, and walking is now our yearly family tradition.

    Glad to support someone else, too.

  56. Jenn Brothers-Haler says:

    Ok – I commented yesterday about Angie's book, but think I forgot to tell you that I donated! Sorry Jen!

    Jenn Brothers-Haler

    (came from my @ivytech.edu email account through Paypal)

  57. Lauren says:

    Thank you so very much for honoring our babies. I know they are so happy looking down at all the good they've inspired others (like you) to do. We will be walking on Saturday as well.

    I also tweeted :)

    Hugs,
    Lauren

    laurensblog.greenfamily.net

  58. Erica Crum says:

    I donated in celebration of the lives of your four sweet boys, as well as my sweet little cousin Sadie who was born at 27 weeks and is today a happy and healthy two-year old. I also donated in memory of Audrey and Avery who were born at only 24 weeks and went to be with Jesus only a few short hours later. I hope it helps you to meet your goal!

  59. Aimee says:

    Jen–Good luck getting to your goal–I donated for my Addy & Lilly and EVERY baby to ever see the inside of a NICU, since we won't be able to walk this year!

  60. Erin says:

    Donated for your boys and my three (singleton and twins) all born pre-term, although not as much as yours. 😉

  61. maren says:

    I donated! What a great cause!

  62. Paul Fuller says:

    I donated even before you started the contest just cuz we love you guys so much! But put my name into the contest anyway!

    Paul

  63. As a survivor of a birth defect myself, it is an honor to donate to a great cause through your family team. Have a great walk.
    -Kim

  64. Anonymous says:

    The Benton Family donated. Thank you for all you do.

    The Bentons
    David, Meghan, Baker and Bates

  65. diannehands says:

    walking in the Lafayette walk on Sat. with my granddaughters…but donated to your team…saw you all on 59 news..everyone did a GREAT job..was worried after the sneeze that it would lead to sleeve wiping or worse but all was good.
    have fun on you walk.
    Dianne

  66. Amy says:

    We are so thrilled to support you guys! So neat to see how God is using you to encourage other families in similar situations. We love you!

    the Mathison Fam

  67. Erin Powell says:

    You all looked great this morning on Fox59! I just donated – wish I could walk this year with a team but at am at 30 wks + a few days on limited activity, so I'd have to be pushed in my own stroller :) Ethan was a 35 weeker, spent a week in the NICU, and is a healthy 6 1/2 year old, and Deacon tried to be born at 27 wks and is a healthy 4 1/2 year old, and Laurel tried to be born at 32 weeks and had her 1st birthday last week! We've benefited greatly and this is close to my heart. Good work!
    jasonanderinpowell[at]yahoo.com

  68. jennyc says:

    I donated to your team in honor of a friend's baby named Ryleigh Grace – she is a preemie and fighting for her life right now. Thanks for all you do to spread hope! God bless you and your sweet boys!

  69. Lori says:

    Donated.
    Lori Hardin

  70. Moni Graf says:

    What a great job you're doing of spreading the word and the love, Jen and Brad. Kudos to you! Just donated to your team. Hope Sunday is a beautiful day for a walk! I'll be thinking of you…

    Love,
    Moni

  71. Moni Graf says:

    I don't have a Twitter account, but I posted a note and link to this blog post on my Facebook. Anything to help!

    Moni

  72. Amy-Jo says:

    Donated for your boys and in honor of our quaddies. Thank you for including our family and Mr Cody. Good luck on your walk :)

  73. Carla says:

    I gave a small gift in memory of a small girl…our Kinley, who was not tchnically a preemie but was stillborn at 26 wks. Hope you reach your goal!

  74. Dorothy says:

    I donated $10.

    Our twins were born 2 months too soon. This is our 7th year doing the walk in honor of our girls and all the other preemies we've known and loved.

    Dorothy HP

  75. Annette D says:

    I donated! I hope that the weather is good for your walk!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

  76. Mikaila says:

    I donated to this wonderful cause! I also tweeted (@MissMikaila) to help spread the word!

    Love your blog. :) I've been away from a computer for days and have been reading from iPod and haven't been able to donate until today but I'm so glad I didn't miss the deadline! I hope you rach your goal!!!

  77. Brandie Booth says:

    Donated!!

  78. Anonymous says:

    This is my first time coming across your blog. March of Dimes is a great source for many people.
    jen2418@hotmail.com.

  79. sibabe64 says:

    Donated…hope you reach your goal.

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  80. I just donated to your team. I love reading about your adventures. Enjoy the walk on Sunday.

  81. pyee01 says:

    Hello,

    thanks for the great contest. please enter me in the netbook contest. i donated a minimum of $1 to your March of Dimes Family Page. I'm supporting your cause.

    thanks!
    patrick yee

  82. Anonymous says:

    I just made a donation on your page. Good Luck! I pray you meet your expectations!

    Denise Bigley
    defrog@consolidated.net

  83. Krystyn says:

    I just made a donation to team Murray! Good luck getting to your goal and have a great walk.

    Krystyn

  84. I hope you reach your goal, I just sent a little your way, and retweeted for you. Your boys are beautiful!

  85. sarah hughes taflinger says:

    You looked great on Fox, Have fun walking tomorrow, You guys are a great blessing
    Thanks
    Sarah Hughes Taflinger

  86. KT says:

    Our family donated last night! Hope you had/have a great walk!

  87. Anonymous says:

    I just donated to your team, in honor of my my twin daughter who had to stay in the NICU for 5 days after she was born and also received the same surfactant treatment that your boys received. That was just a little over a year ago, and now I have two happy, healthy, one-year-old little girls. Thank goodness for the March of Dimes and their research!

    Susan

    ts_floyd at att dot net

  88. Lorri says:

    Wish we could have donated more, but every little bit adds up, right? Sure hope to get to see your family this summer when we visit Indiana at reunion time.

  89. Jenny B says:

    Donated:) LOVE you guys!!!!!

    Jenny B
    jennyhasquads At yahoo

  90. Becky says:

    I just donated to your team!

  91. Becky says:

    I just tweeted it!

  92. Saw your post today of the walk & remembered I wanted to donate!! Just did! Yay to your family for the work you're doing:)

  93. ashia says:

    i donated! =) happy to help a little!

  94. ashia says:

    i tweeted! twitter.com/ashiacole

  95. Megryansmom says:

    I donated this morning. Hope you reach your goal.

    megryansmom at sbcglobal dot net

  96. Anonymous says:

    Donated (last week!)! Not sure if I had to leave a comment! :) :) :)

    lroohr at comcast dot net

  97. Oh, I wish I would have seen this earlier! I actually donated in person when I walked at our local event last weekend.

  98. Erin says:

    I donated!! Good luck on your goal!

  99. JD says:

    I pray for God to stretch my small in size but big in heart donation… This is such a great cause.

    Much love!

  100. ummsultan says:

    Love this organization…Great job

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