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    March for Babies Austin – Albert Lea 2012

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Registration Time: 8:00 AM
    Holiday Inn - Torge's Live
    1701 4th St. NW
    Austin, MN 55912

    On Saturday, April 14 our community will be walking in March for Babies to give hope to the families of babies born too soon or sick -- more than 7,200 each year in Minnesota alone.

    The money we raise will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies right here in Southwest Minnesota.  It funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies, like premature birth. 

    Registration for March for Babies at Torge’s Live at the Holiday Inn is at 8:00 am.  The walk starts at 9:00 am.   See you there!

    Meet our Ambassador Family!

    Chad and Amber Myers were excited to meet their twin baby boys.  They didn’t expect them to be born so early.  Amber went into preterm labor at 25 weeks and the babies were born small and sick.  Baby Cale weighed two pounds, seven ounces.  His brother Garrett weighed two pounds, one ounce.   The road ahead would be a difficult one for the boys and their parents.

    “I was still recovering from a C-section when doctors discovered Cale had necrotizing enterocolitis, a dangerous condition of the bowel.  It had already perforated and emergency surgery was needed,” shared Amber.  “I cried, I screamed and had an absolute meltdown.  It was one of the worst moments of my life.”

    Garrett too faced serious challenges including a common birth defect: a cleft lip.  Both boys also had small heart defects.   Amber didn’t hold her sons until they were 6 days old.  The brothers spent their first 15 weeks of life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).  March of Dimes led the drive to put NICUs within reach of every baby. 

    March of Dimes provides grants to researchers, with the goal of understanding the causes of birth defects and developing new ways to prevent and treat them. March of Dimes researchers are also working to identify the causes of premature birth and are in the process of finding new treatments to prevent or halt preterm labor.

    Today, Cale and Garrett are happy, active 2-year-old boys.  They love to play outside, play with cars and trucks and learn new words.  Chad and Amber walk in the Austin March for Babies to raise awareness and important funding for future research and eduation.

    “March of Dimes is an important and crucial organization that helped save the lives of our precious miracles,” said Amber.  “We hope sharing our story will provide hope, faith and strength to believe in the March of Dimes.”



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    Join us at Holiday Inn - Torge's Live, Austin!

    Register to participate in this event. Join a team or start your own. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    For more information, call us at (507) 282-0649.

     

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