March of Dimes March for Babies - Devoted to Dylan

The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  My friend recently lost her baby boy and has organized a March for Babies Walk set to take place April 28th, 2012.  You can visit the Facebook page for this event to see how you can participate.  You can also help by donating through the March for Babies organization website.

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This is her message:
"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy: just click the join this team button.
My husband and I will be walking for March for babies, in memory and honor of our beautiful son, Dylan Leonard McGraw. We found out early in the pregnancy, that Dylan would be facing many obstacles. Dylan was born on August 14, 2011 via an emergency C-section. The moment I was able to see him, I fell head over heels in love.
Dylan showed us life and love in the absolute purest form. He knew no race, religion or of any matters/beliefs the rest of us allow to get in the way. He is the definition of forgiving and patient. Throughout countless blood draws, assessments, diagnoses, and eight surgical procedures, his little body and enormous spirit forgave, and loved unconditionally. If he was startled or scared he'd begin to cry for a moment just to let you know, and an instant later, would stop and forgive. Dylan is the strongest person I know, he fought and fought, but in the end, his little body just couldn′t.
Dylan has taught not only his family these lessons, but also friends, and even the staff that worked on him at Children′s Hospital Of WI. We receive notes and letters from people telling us how much Dylan has inspired them or changed their lives. We hope these letters never stop. It is the greatest gift that they can possibly give us, knowing our son′s memory lives on and that he has touched so many people.
Please join our team, Devoted to Dylan, and help us honor him by raising awareness to infant prematurity, birth defects, and infant mortality. If you cannot walk with us, please donate to the cause. March of Dimes funds research to help prevent or treat birth defects, they also provide services at the hospitals for the families going through the scariest time of their lives."

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