Carrie and Hailey Morera
We are honored and excited to be a part of the Running 4 NICU Babies ~ Run Disney Team! This is a charity running team for the Aly & Izy Foundation ~ Helping NICU Babies. The mission of this charity is near and dear to our hearts.
My youngest daughter, Layla, was born premature (PPROM) at 34 weeks, 3 days. I had a normal pregnancy and had not even thought that Layla would ever need NICU care. My heart was broken when I learned that Layla needed NICU care, and my family and I were not able to leave the hospital with her when I was discharged. It was the most difficult 12 days of my life. My daughter Hailey, who was 3 at the time, cried every night for her baby sister and could not comprehend why Layla was not at home with us.
I thank God and the wonderful NICU staff who cared for Layla. It's hard to imagine that without the care Layla received in the NICU, she would not be here today. Layla, now 2-years-old, is a happy and healthy toddler.
Hailey (now 6-years-old) was also born premature (PPROM) at 35 weeks; fortunately, she only spent a few hours in the NICU. Hailey (as well as myself and her father) will be running the Star Wars 5k in January 2016 in honor of Layla and all of the babies who have stayed in or are currently in the NICU. We feel it is important to give back to the community and help NICU babies and their families.
Please consider making a donation. No donation is too small, and it is tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!
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