It has always been a dream of mine to do something for the March of Dimes as it is so very personal and close to home for both Kevin and I. This is the opportune time to walk together to celebrate and honor all children including our own that have been affected by premature birth.
Our Youk's Kids family is forming a March for Babies Team to help the March of Dimes work towards the day when all babies are born healthy.
There’s a place for everyone at March for Babies! Teams are made up of friends, family and co-workers who want to honor babies, including babies born prematurely or with a birth defect; babies who didn’t survive, or healthy, full-term babies. Premature birth touches half a million babies and their families every year. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. Birth defects pose another serious threat – taking the lives of many babies and cause lifelong disabilities for thousands more.
We are forming our team for our son, Mikey. He was born almost 3 months too soon at 3lbs 2oz. Now healthy and 4 years old, he is our miracle, and every day that I look in his eyes I am reminded of how lucky I am to have him with me. With the research from March of Dimes, Mikey is able to have a normal and healthy childhood, despite having been born so premature. By sharing our story, we hope to remind everyone of the urgency and mission of the March of Dimes and inspire our friends and family to join our team and gather their friends and family to join us all as well.
Won’t you join our Team, Youk’s Kids at these wonderful walks? We hope that one day all babies will be born healthy, but we’ll have to walk to get there! Thank you for your help.
Very truly yours,
Enza & Kevin Youkilis
Although the walk has taken place, Youk's Kids is still accepting donations towards this amazing cause, http://www.youkskids.org/Youth-Charity.html