Many of you know that Grant was born at 31 weeks gestation. He was 4lbs 2oz. He was air lifted to University of Iowa Hospitals at 24 hours old where he recieved blood tranfusions, surfactant for his lungs and was monitored for RDS (respiriatory distress syndrome.) After 4 weeks, Grant was brought back to the Genesis Hospitals here. He spent a total of 42 days in the hospital.
He is now a happy, healthy, precious little man who knows too much and keeps us both running, laughing and counting our blessings.
This is our third year participating in Walk America. The first year, we raised almost $500. Last year we raised $600. This year we are shooting for $1000!
I firmly believe that the March of Dimes is an amazing organization. They funded two major advancements in the care of preemies the Grant directly benefitted from, steriod injections in utero to help strengthen his lungs and surfactant given after birth to help him breathe. Without the March of Dimes and the work they do, this incredible little boy may not be here to make us laugh.
Please help us in our quest to raise money for this worthy cause. You may donate at our WalkAmerica Page . Then shoot me an email or leave me a comment. Your name will be entered into a drawing for some luscious yarns!
Delana's Sweater, made to order (well, her mother asked for a hat. I did a hat as well, but don't have any photos of it) to match the school colors of Delana's Aunt Jenny's high school. Delana will be attending Jenny's senior year sporting events after her arrival. Delana will be her tomorrow or the next day as her mommy is being induced tomorrow!!
Next up is Miss Keifer Lynn's Sweater. (Keifer was due April 3rd. As of 6:16 pm, she is not yet here) Keifer's parents are avid dog lovers. They are also amazing people and Keifer has a wonderful story. If you'd like to know more, look here....