By: Janelle L. Awls
During my childhood years, I participated in the March of Dimes walk in downtown Washington, D.C. with an after school group. It was a part of our community service.
Years later, after relocating to Ohio, I understand why March of Dimes is so vital.
My daughter was born prematurely in 2012. According to March of Dimes Web site, about 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely each year.
On yesterday I had the opportunity to attend ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit’s (NICU) Reunion Day. The event took place in the parking lot of the Ronald McDonald House.
It was a great experience. Former patients and family members of patients were invited to fellowship and enjoy an afternoon of fun!
I am thankful and grateful to see some of the doctors and nurses who cared for my daughter, while she was in the hospital for two months (61 days) after birth.
September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month. A salute to all of the NICU families!
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It was also exciting to see a representative from March of Dimes at the Reunion Day. For more information about March of Dimes, click here: