Remember this little guy?
Henry, Day of Life #2
Henry, Day of Life #8
This is him today, at 22 months.
That thing he is standing on? A giant rock that he jumped off a minute later.
We remain forever grateful for the excellent care, lifesaving procedures and sophisticated equipment that were available to Henry when he was born prematurely nearly two years ago.
It comes as no surprise to us that, after spending their week caring for premature newborns, some of the members of Henry’s NICU team are taking a precious weekend day off on Sunday, April 27 to walk in the March of Dimes March for Babies.
Their walk will raise money to provide better access to prenatal care, support for families with premature babies and fund vital research, among other things.
If you’ve known a preemie,
if your child was a preemie,
if you were a preemie,
if you’re grateful that you didn’t have a preemie,
if you might someday have a preemie,
if you’d like to honor the medical professionals that cared for Henry,
or if you just think Henry is a tough guy,
I encourage you to click here and make a donation toward Henry’s NICU team goal of $2,000. They’re about halfway there—will you join us in helping them reach their goal?
And if saving premature babies isn’t enough for you, how’s this?
If any Hank & Willie reader* makes a donation to Henry’s team before Saturday, April 26, I will post a photo of me and my friend doing the March of Dimes WalkAmerica (as it was formerly called) circa 1983.
WITH OUR PURSES.
BECAUSE YOU NEED YOUR PURSE WHEN YOU WALK 20 MILES.
I’m telling you, it’s worth it for the photo alone.
*When you make a donation, send me a message or leave a comment so I know if I really am going to have to post this photo!
Edited to add: H & W readers are amazing, thank you! I’ll post the photo on Monday. I sincerely hope more friends of Henry will follow in your lead!