BENEFITING: March of Dimes Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2016
It is with great pride and pleasure that we can announce that Matthew and our entire family were selected to serve as the March of Dimes Ambassador Family for the Des Moines Signature Chefs Auction on October 5, 2016. This wonderful event is a showcase for some of the finest chefs in the Des Moines area, an unforgettable way to support the March of Dimes, and a way to recognize Matthew and his incredible journey.
We were expecting our third child. His twin siblings were so excited as they awaited his arrival. At a routine ultrasound in September, we heard those words . . . please wait so the physician can talk with you. The facial expression told a story that something was terribly wrong. Our son was extremely small for his gestational age. I was admitted to Mercy’s Perinatal Diagnostic Center for monitoring, bedrest and steroids to promote his lung development. What did all of this mean for our son? Matthew arrived on October 26, 2001, at 25 weeks gestation, weighing one pound. This would be our home for the next eight months . . . so many blessings as we experienced times of joy, tears and a fight of a lifetime.
We appreciate your consideration of this important cause that is near and dear to our hearts. Together with the March of Dimes, we look forward to a day when every baby is born healthy.
Thank you so much!