Dear Readers:I want you to take a good look at the photo above... Those precious feet are life-size, the size of a triple (AAA) battery! Read now what his Mom Tracey Samela Montague of Stamford, CT says:
Dear Stamford Neighbors and Friends Everywhere:
Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I'm walking in March for Babies because I want to do something about this. And I need your help.
Originally, our son was due on February 2, 2010, but on October 22, 2009, after 5-1/2 weeks on hospital bed-rest, Timothy Joseph Montague was born at 25-1/2 weeks, weighing 1lb 12.6oz and 13 inches long. He was born too soon and too small, letting out a faint cry, but 29 minutes later, he passed away. We hold our son near and dear to our hearts, and will never forget him.
We are taking part in a walk by the March of Dimes in Stamford. The walk is called, “March for Babies.” We are walking in Memory of Timothy Joseph, and trying to raise money for the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes has used money that has been raised throughout the years to make many medical advances. Some of these advances help pregnant women get proper screenings throughout their pregnancies, and medicines that help tiny babies survive outside of a mother′s womb.
It takes donations to help the March of Dimes continue to make medical advances so that one day, ALL babies will be born healthy. So we ask you now, if you would like to sponsor us for our walk, by making a donation to the March for Babies, and help the future tiny babies that are born too soon and too small, SURVIVE.
Thank you and God Bless you,
Tracey (Samela) and Tim Montague, parents of Timothy Joseph.
My STAMFORD EVENT BELOW:
April 25, 2010
Main & West Park Place
Stamford, CT 06905
Walk Distance: 4 miles
Registration Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AMChapter: Greater Fairfield County Division
Phone: (203) 849-9800
P.S. If You are Planning on Walking with me... Could you please buy a T-Shirt to Match everyone else?.....
Thank you so very much!--Tracey M.
From Rev Barb:
I don't think any words are as eloquent as those of parents like Tracey and Tim and others who have lost a child. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality--any of which can hit a family at any time. The March of Dimes is a charity that I gladly support for they are supporters and innovators of 'compassionate science'...the very best kind!
Please see if you can walk or donate or both for this truly worthy cause. We are not alone in this world; our sisters and brothers and their children are here, too. Tracey and Tim: we too will never forget your precious son and those like him, ever, as we work to help other parents and children like you.
May we be comforted by the knowledge that our 'sweet ones' are back, once again, with God.
Reverend Barb Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"