By: Jennifer Murray

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:


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)


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


~ 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


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


A Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition from ZonderKidz

jesus storybook bible deluxe edition 


(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 leaving a link to your twitter account.

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


122 Responses to “March for Babies: Who Will You Celebrate? Who Will You Honor?”

  1. Krystyn
    April 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    Tweet tweet:

  2. Jen @abusymommy
    April 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

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

  3. sarah hughes taflinger
    April 25, 2010 at 12:01 am #

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

  4. KT
    April 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

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

  5. Anonymous
    April 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    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!


    ts_floyd at att dot net

  6. Lorri
    April 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    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.

  7. Jenny B
    April 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Donated:) LOVE you guys!!!!!

    Jenny B
    jennyhasquads At yahoo

  8. Becky
    April 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    I just donated to your team!

  9. Becky
    April 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    I just tweeted it!

  10. Mandi @ It'scome2this
    April 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

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

  11. ashia
    April 26, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    i donated! =) happy to help a little!

  12. ashia
    April 26, 2010 at 1:02 am #

    i tweeted!

  13. Megryansmom
    April 26, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    I donated this morning. Hope you reach your goal.

    megryansmom at sbcglobal dot net

  14. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 8:30 am #

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

    lroohr at comcast dot net

  15. Elyse Kinard
    April 26, 2010 at 9:06 am #


  16. Stacey says...
    April 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

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

  17. Erin
    April 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    I donated!! Good luck on your goal!

  18. Erin
    April 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I tweeted!

  19. JD
    April 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

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

    Much love!

  20. ummsultan
    April 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    Love this organization…Great job


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