Team Harjun has been a driving force in the March of Dimes Bolingbrook area fundraising. They started raising money for March of Dimes in 2010, raising over $35,000 to date. In honor of Harjun, we have created the Harjun Memorial Challenge to honor his life.
Ron and Shelly Sangha have been married for 10 years; their daughter, Anjali, is four year old. In August of 2009, they gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Harjun. He was only three days old when he passed away. Thus began their journey with March of Dimes.
Shelly was having a healthy pregnancy up until 32 weeks when she went into emergency C-section. Harjun was born on August 22, 2009. It was a very rough experience for Ron and Shelly since they had been trying for several years and were excited to one day meet their baby boy. When they delivered him early, he had many health problems. All of his organs were shut down and not working. Eventually, reality hit them and they lost our son 3 days later. With testing, they had found out that he was diagnosed with a rare condition called Velamentous Cord Insertion.
Ron and Shelly were both heartbroken to have lost their son. The following year they both decided that they wanted to do everything we could to keep his memory alive. Finding the March of Dimes, reading the mission and learning about all the research that is done to help babies, they knew this is what they wanted to be involved with.
They created their family team “Team Harjun” for the walk that first year. With the great love and support of all of their friends and family, they raised over $5,000 the first year and had a team of 35 walkers. They have now walked for 6 years with the same team. Every year they have an overwhelming amount of support from their family and friends. They continue to work hard to do all they can to support the March of Dimes. They hope one day with all the research and support of the March of Dimes, there will be no family who will have to go home without their little baby.
Please join the Sangha family in their mission to honor Harjun by giving a donation. A presentation will be made during the Fund the Mission portion at the Suburban Signature Chefs Auction on November 19th.