Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Our little family is walking in March for Babies on May 14th here in Utah. We’re thrilled to be helping the March of Dimes by walking together for stronger, healthier babies. Team March For Martin is walking in honor of our son Martin, who was born 11 weeks early; much too soon. The March of Dimes works to understand and prevent the problems that threaten our babies and supports local programs that help women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.  Although we wish we wouldn't have been put in the situation of having a baby who required use of the research the March of Dimes helps support, we're grateful they were there to help us as a family have the support from people who have been in our situation, and understand what we were going through.

Martin spent almost 5 months in the NICU, and without the March Of Dimes family reps (yes you Rachel, and Becky!) I wouldn't have made in through those months without being institutionalized.

The March Of Dimes was there when I needed them, and we want to return the favor, and I’m asking you to help, too. When you sponsor our family in March for Babies, you make a difference in the lives of babies and their families — right here in Utah and across the country. You can make a donation to team March For Martin at You can use your credit card — it’s easy and secure, or Pay-Pal. Or you can send me a check or cash in the mail. Send me an email at krystal.lynn (at) gmail (dot) com and I can give you our address. Any amount you can give will mean a lot.

As in incentive, every person who makes at least a $10 donation to team March For Martin, will be gifted with a "Fight For Preemies" bracelet.  For every $25 you donate, your name will be entered into a drawing for a quilt (unlimited entries! and sorry, no pictures of it yet).

I also want to invite you to walk with us on March For Babies Day--May 14th.  Maybe ask your friends and other family members to walk with us, or sponsor us and help us exceed our goal!  You can join the team on our fundraising page or from (search for March For Martin).  You can send this blog post onto your friends, family and other contacts to help spread the word.

Thank you so much for your support!  if you have any questions about signing up to walk with us, or donating, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to help you!


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