Saturday, April 22, 2006

MARCH OF DIMES WALK

Today Max and I headed to Seattle to participate in the March of Dimes walk. It was a tremendous turnout and great showing of support for babies facing prematurity and birth defects!

We wanted to show our support for the cause (Max was two months early in addition to having CHARGE) and also to honor a wonderful family and their baby who we met during our stay at Children's. Their beautiful son, Jacob, passed away at nine months old due to complications of prematurity. He was born at just 28 weeks old.

I reminded Jacob's mommy that Max has promised me that he will not only live up to my expectations but he intends to live up to hers as well...and he thinks that will be possible because he will have a special guardian angel, Mr. Jacob, guiding him. He intends to educate everyone around him about kiddos like him and Jacob...and hopefully make this world a better place!!! :) And I promise to be his cheerleader every step of the way!

Some "Team Jacob" members after the event

Maxwell exhausted after such a long day!

3 comments:

Rixmanns said...

Amy, you're amazing. What a wonderful support for this family. Thank you for being able to look beyond your own situation to encourage others.
We can't wait to see you guys!
Leah

elle said...

did you see chris and eva and another other charge people there

Sara B said...

I'm so glad you had such gorgeous weather. It's an amazing feeling begin part of something like that...so many people gathered together for one common cause. Love you lady, hope you're having a GREAT visit with your Mom.
Sara