March of Dimes

Prematurity is the leading killer of America’s newborns. More than 500,000 babies are born prematurely every year in the United States. Those who survive often have lifelong health problems, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, blindness and hearing loss. The March of Dimes helps raise money to fund important research for babies and support families whose baby were born too soon or sick.

Jake and Josh Aron were born 17 weeks early and weighed 1 pound 2 ounces. They were the size of a soda can. The odds were against them to survive. It’s a story that Huddle Productions wanted to share with you in this video production.

Tom Thumb is sponsoring the Breakfast with a Champion featuring Roger Staubach & Troy Aikman on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. The event takes place at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas.

For more information contact Ann Whaley 972-669-3463.

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2 replies
  1. Rob Phillips says:

    This is a great video and hits very close to home for my family. Our daughter, Peyson, was born at 26 1/2 weeks, zero lbs 13.4oz @ 10 3/4 inches. She spent 4 1/2 months in the Baylor Dallas N.I.C.U. and was sent home at 5 lbs 5 ozs after too many surgeries, illnesses and close calls.

    She is now 30 months and doing unbelievably well. Though still tiny at 20 lbs, she is only slightly behind in physical skills such as speach, but is at a pre-school to kindergarten level when it comes to knowledge of numbers, letters, words, etc.

    She is our little miracle and has been an inspiration to hundreds of people nationwide. I know she continues to inspire me daily and I hope that her success can give hope to other parents of even the smallest of preemies.

    – Rob Phillips/ Micro-preemie Dad

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for your comment. We really appreciate you sharing your story and am so glad to hear that Peyson is doing well.


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