On Friday we will have a homecoming celebration. We will eat cupcakes and will likely talk about how big Virginia is and how homecoming day simultaneously feels like yesterday and forever ago. We will also celebrate by doing what helps us heal the most, by doing something to raise awareness and support for prematurity.
This year we will be donating a book or a lily wrap for every donation that is made to our march of dimes team or every new walker that signs up to join our team this week. The books will be added to the YNHH NICU book cart for families to read to their babies. We cherish the books that we received from this cart and also cherish the memories that were made when our only way of bonding with Virginia was reading to her through the portholes of her incubator. The lily wraps will be donated to the NICU and Labor & Birth units at YNHH for families to wrap their babies in as they make their journey to heaven or after they have passed away.
Please consider signing up to walk with us or consider making a small donation to our March for Babies team this week by following this link. Your support will help not only the research and family support that are the forefront of the March of Dimes mission but will also comfort a family at Yale New Haven Hospital that is struggling with prematurity or loss.