life and times of a family with a little man with designer genes
A Little Something Extra
Monday, April 14, 2008
March For Babies
We're coming up on the annual March for Babies fundraiser for the March of Dimes. We're not able to walk in our local event. But if you're interested in helping out the March of Dimes, please consider sponsoring our little buddy, Chase. Chase's dad, Jason, went to grad school with Mark. Chase's mom, Elizabeth, has been a great encourager to me. They live in Charlotte. Would you consider sponsoring Chase's team? Just link here. If you'd like to read a bit more about Chase, you can visit their family's blog. Chase was born last fall at 26 1/2 weeks and he's doing great, thanks in part to research done by the March of Dimes. The goal of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We received a lot of helpful information from the March of Dimes while Micah was in the NICU.
Welcome to our family blog. We have three boys: Nathan (7), Micah (4), and Matthew (3). Nathan is our energetic, sports fanatic first-born. Micah is our charming little guy, who happens to have an extra 21st chromosome (aka Down syndrome) and multiple associated health issues. Matthew is our big-boy-wanna-be. I started this blog the day after we found out that Micah has designer genes (Trisomy 21, aka Down syndrome). We've been through a lot of ups and downs (and a lot of time in the hospital), but God is faithful and continues to show His love toward us.