This past Wednesday was the 2009 Baltimore Area March for Babies Kick-off Breakfast for team captains. I attended for Molly’s Mission, and I’m so glad I did. Jennifer Gilbert from Fox 45 News was the emcee for the morning. There were a few speakers from the March of Dimes Maryland chapter and Women’s & Children Health Services. One Gentleman received an award for 50 years of volunteer service with the Baltimore chapter. Wow! 50 years! There was a video of how the March of Dimes has affected local families. It was very touching to hear from the older preemies. The highlight of the morning for me was listening to the Hall family speak and meeting with them afterwards.
Katelyn Marie Hall has been chosen as the 2009 March of Dimes National Ambassador. Her story is amazing. Born at just 25 weeks gestation, 15.5 ounces and 11 inches long, she wasn’t expected to survive. She remained in the NICU for 5 months before coming home. Now at the age of 5 she continues to face hurdles due to prematurity, yet she’s beating all the odds! She is such a sweet girl and a joy to be around!
You can read more of Katelyn’s Journey http://katelynsjourney.wordpress.com/
Enjoying time with the Hall family