"Brent and Teri were excitedly expecting triplets. One day, much too early, Teri went into labor and their triplets were born at 23 weeks, 16 weeks early. Each baby weighed less than 1 lb 5 ozs. Madison weighed only 1 lb 2 ozs. She survived for five days and passed away, due to a massive brain bleed, in her mother's arms.
Daniel and Ashlee, the surviving twins, spent 143 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).in separate hospitals, 100 miles apart. During that time Teri, and Brent split their time between the two hospitals to make sure that one of them was always with one of the babies! Each baby underwent surgery and months on ventilators to help them breathe and allow their lungs to develop. Today both babies are funny, loving and VERY active because of innovations that stemmed from research sponsored by the March of Dimes. In fact, they will be celebrating the 2nd birthday this week.
Our team, "Adams-Poconos", walked in the March for Babies to help raise money for this life saving research. Our team's goal was to raise $1430, to remember our 143 days spent in the NICU. Team Adams-Poconos ultimately raised $2250!
Our shirts represented that 143 days cannot stop one families love."
- March for Babies (May 13, 2014)