BENEFITING: MARTIN COUNTY HEALTHY START COALITION INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2015
There is no scarier feeling as a parent than to watch your newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit. Spending the first two days visiting my son in the NICU unit is something I will never forget. There were other infants that could have fit in the palm of my hand. Fortunately my sons, now 11 and 9, are healthy and happy and I am thankful each day. Not all mothers and babies are as fortunate . Healthy Start Coalition works to improve outcomes for mothers, babies and families in our community. The medical and social services that are required by infant mortality, low birthweight and very low birthweight infants are significant and the costs are high to society and the taxpayer.
I am thrilled to have been selected as a 2015 Martin Dancing with the Stars contestant and with my professional dance partner Craig Galvin, I look forward to raising money for this great cause and dancing our way to healthier babies and families. Stay tuned for documentary photos and video of our progress.