Prematurity awareness is more than just one story. But this is our story and tomorrow night we will be sharing it with 250-300 people at a March of Dimes event just a few miles from the hospital where our story began. In attendance will be several doctors and nurses that know our story and were vitally important to it, but there will also be a whole lot of people that don't know us, don't know our story and may not even know much about prematurity. We hope that our story will have an impact tomorrow night. More importantly we hope that our story gets retold. That by sharing there is more awareness.
If just one person knows more about prematurity because of our story than we have made an impact.
If just one mom-to-be learns more about the warning signs of preterm labor than we have made an impact.
If just one person tells another person about the staggering statistics of prematurity than we have made an impact.
Go and share your story. Prematurity is all of our stories. Take the time this month and tell someone else about your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend's child, neighbor's child, or co-workers child that was born premature. The stories will come alive and we all will all make an impact.