Walking in the March of Dimes
In October 2011, Amy suddenly went into early labor at 24 weeks of pregnancy. She left the office, and 17 hours later, Amy’s first baby, Griffin Alexander, was born. He weighed a mere 1 lb 12 oz. and remained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Colorado Anschutz Hospital for 110 days. He left the hospital without a single surgery, a rarity for someone born 14 weeks too soon. Today Griffin is a happy baby and weighs a healthy 13 lbs. Premature babies overcome death upon their birth. That is why Amy and her husband Jeremiah decided to walk in the March of Dimes to honor Griffin’s and other premature babies’ struggles. According to March of Dimes research, one in every eight babies is born prematurely and nearly 40% are born early for unknown reasons. Amy and her husband walked in the March for Babies to help raise funds for research treatments for preemies and help prevent preterm labor. TransLingua and its employees made a donation towards the target amount that Amy and Jeremiah raised, and not only did they donate funds, but they also allowed Amy to take some time off to get her high needs baby settled into home life.
“We would like to thank the management and everyone else at TransLingua for their generosity and continuous support.” -Amy, Jeremiah & Griffin