As you all know, this is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. After being born 14 weeks early and weighing less than 2 pounds, our son Finnegan is alive and healthy today. Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick.
In addition to Finnegan's journey, prematurity has had a profound impact on our lives. We mourn our dear friend Logan, who was born too soon thirteen years ago. And our nephews Austin (born 5 weeks early), Zander (born 5 weeks early) and Zachary (born 7 weeks early). Yet we are able to celebrate that Finn's sister Korri, brother Mac, and cousins Ben and Katie were born full term thanks to treatments that efforts like World Prematurity Day bring to the forefront.
What can you do to help? You can easily get involved by going purple — that includes wearing purple to represent the March of Dimes and prematurity awareness, lighting your home or office purple and getting creative to inspire others to raise awareness by going purple. You can help raise awareness on social media by posting about World Prematurity Day, changing your profile picture to a World Prematurity Day one or filter your current one purple and you can make a donation today. Give them tomorrow is a universal call to do something today to help moms and to save babies. You can help us fight premature birth to change lives.
As always, we will be walking on May 13 for March of Dimes to support the March of Dimes and their efforts to end preventable child deaths by 2030! Join us in this global movement to save the smallest among us.
Here's Team Early but Tough (fka Team Finnegan) at a few of our walks: