Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Please Help Us Out!!!!

Hello Friends!

Please read the below email I sent out today. If you feel compelled to help out, I would love for you to donate or join our team! You can click on the purple box on the right to donate, or the link the email. Also, please feel free to direct your blog readers here to help get the word out!

Thank you so much! I hope you realize that Parker means the world to us and it because of him that we are doing this!

Hello Friends and Family,

Our family is forming a March for Babies Family Team to help the March of Dimes work towards the day when all babies are born healthy. We are writing today to ask you to join us!

We are forming our team in honor of Parker James Northern our amazing son who was born 11 weeks early oh May 29, 2008 by emergency c-section. Our sweet Parker weighed only 2 lbs. 3ozs at the time of his birth and spent a total of 69 days in the hospital, coming home a week before his original due date of August 12. Those 69 days in the hospital were not only frightening, but had their shares of ups and downs, tears, and uncertainty. While we realize that there may have been no other way to change the outcome of our last summer, we certainly would never want anyone else to go through what we went through. By sharing our story, we hope to remind everyone of the urgency of the mission of the March of Dimes and inspire our friends and family to join our team.

Ours is not the only story of frightening, touch-and-go days in neonatal intensive care with our baby. Premature birth touches half a million babies and their families every year. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. Birth defects pose another serious threat – taking the lives of many babies and cause lifelong disabilities for thousands more. So it’s important for us to help the March of Dimes help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

We are doing just that by participating in March for Babies as a Family Team. No one is working harder than the March of Dimes to understand the causes of prematurity and birth defects. March for Babies offers hope by raising funds for lifesaving research, education and innovative programs that offer hope for preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects.

We would like to invite you to join our family team: Parker Northern Family and Friends. Our team captain is Parker's mommy, Denise and she would love for you to participate in the march! The march will take place on April 26, 2009 at 10am here in Columbus, Ohio. The walk is a 5 mile walk which you an take at our own pace! If you would like to join our team and walk with us that day and join in our fundraising efforts, please click on our team link below and sign up to be on our team.

If you are unable to be on our team, we completely understand and would like to ask you to consider sponsoring us by donating to our team. Every little bit helps so please donate only what you can!

To donate or join our team, please stop by our family page located at:

One day all babies will be born healthy. But we’ll have to walk to get there! Thank you for your help.

With much love and gratitude,

Andrew, Denise and Parker Northern

1 comment:

Emilie said...

I think it is great that you are doing this and promoting such a worthy cause. I was lucky enough to have both my babies be full term but a very close friend had twins at 29 weeks and I know what a bumpy road it was for her. Congratulations on having such a beautiful little boy and good luck with the March for Babies!