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Andrew and Rebekah Rhoads
The challenges began when we had Rebekah and Andrew 15 weeks early. Rebekah weighed just 1 pound, 10.5 ounces and was 12½ inches long. Our son Andrew weighed 1 pound, 8.5 ounces and was 12¾ inches long.
Ty Daniel Brandt
Ty Daniel Brandt was born at 29 weeks, 1 day gestation due to his mom’s severe preeclampsia. He weighed 2 pounds, 3.4 ounces and was 14¾ inches long. Ty was placed on a ventilator shortly after birth where he remained for 76 hours. He was dependent on supplemental oxygen for about eight weeks.
Aris Connor Ilsley is our little miracle. Born at 24 weeks gestation, he weighed a mere 1 pound, 2 ounces. We were told he had less than a fifty percent chance to survive, however we had more hope than that. We almost lost him a couple of times due to different complications. He suffered from two grade three brain bleeds, breathing, and feeding issues.
Abigail (Abbie) Kiske
Abigail (Abbie) was born at 25 weeks on March 10, 2010. Unbeknownst to us, and despite a clean bill of health two weeks prior, Amy had developed preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. We went to the ER at midnight on December 10th, 2010. Amy thought she had pulled a muscle in her back.
Abigail and Jenna Weingartner
Abigail and Jenna were born at 24 weeks and 3 days. Abigail weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces when she was born, and Jenna weighed 1 pound, 8 ounces. Both were just over 12 inches long, and our wedding rings fit loosely around their arms.
Our journey started on March 8, 2008 when our daughter, Adali, was born 12 weeks early weighing 1 pound, 15 ounces. We may not have heard much of a cry from her that morning, but we could feel the fight inside of Adali and knew she was strong.
Altrenia (Ali) Chevalier
Ali was born much too soon, weighing under 2 pounds, and spent the first months of her life in Newborn Intensive Care (NICU). It took Ali nine days to open her eyes for the first time. She was not much bigger than a can of soda.
Daniel was born on June 5, 2010, 27 weeks early. He weighed just 1 pound, 15 ounces at birth. Today Daniel is a healthy and happy kid who loves to sing, dance and read! March of Dimes means that our family, like many others, is able to enjoy a normal
Dylan was born via emergency C-section December 25, 1999, 10 weeks premature, weighing 3 pounds. Doctors had diagnosed Dylan’s mom with preeclampsia and prepared his underdeveloped lungs for an early arrival with two steroid shots in the weeks prior to his birth. At only 30 weeks gestation
Our first son, Noah, was stillborn at 29 weeks with no apparent cause. Our second son, Nathan, was born healthy at 37 weeks. Aiden, our third son, was born at 26 weeks and 4 days gestation. Aiden weighed 3 pounds, 2 ounces and was 16 inches long at birth.
Frances (Frankie) Lee Munch
Esther was admitted to the hospital due to high blood pressure when she was six months pregnant. After one month of hospital bed rest, medications were no longer keeping her blood pressure down. Frankie wasn’t gaining weight so they decided to deliver.
When Emily’s water broke at 25 weeks she was placed on bed rest. She was given medications to stop the labor and to prepare Andon’s lungs.
Caden was born at St.Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 25 weeks and 2 days. While Lacey had no complications during pregnancy, Caden came as such a surprise, weighing only 1 pound, 13 ounces, and measuring just 13¼ inches long.
After losing our daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Tabor, at 20weeks, in July 2011, we wanted to make sure we kept her memory alive. We joined March for Dimes this past year & formed “Team Charlotte” to walk in honor of her and to remember her always!
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March of Dimes Milestones
Development of the polio vaccine
Discovery of the double helix structure of DNA
Development of an effective treatment for infants with respiratory distress syndrome
Passage of legislation ensuring healthcare to 12 million moms and their babies
Enrichment of bread and pasta with folic acid to promote healthy development of the brain and spine
Today, March of Dimes is focused on finding the causes and solutions to the serious problem of prematurity. A half million babies, enough to fill 17,000 classrooms each year, are born at risk because they are born too soon.
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