Stepping It Up For Premature Babies
Too many children are born too early, and there is still a lot of work to be done to find out the cause and ways to prevent prematurely.
In Florida 13.8% of all babies born, are born prematurely.
The March of Dime's goal is to bring that statistic down.
This weekend people from across North Central Florida will lace up their shows to tackle premature birth one step at a time.
But, for the McLaughlin family the road to recovery was a long one.
After they were told their twins were going to be born prematurely their lives were forever changed.
The babies survived but still needed to be monitored in intensive care and even undergo surgery for weeks after.
Now, thankfully both baby Elliot and Ava are healthy, happy 10 month olds.
You can meet the entire McLaughlin family at the march of dimes this weekend.
It kicks off on saturday.
Registration is at 7am the walk begins at 8am and there's still plenty of time to sign up, including as late as a minute before the event begins!
For more information visit: marchforbabies.org
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