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Tell us about your new role as the spokesperson for the March of Dimes and.
-- -- character and become -- to join us we would love to be involved until almost certainly in the organization you know hopes our children and their families and they.
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Yeah if you -- check in the yes check is exactly right we are threatened to beneficiaries of this wonderful organization I actually.
-- the volunteer with the March of Dimes starting in the fourth grade and my husband started with the data -- I'm sure you may remember those.
And we had Lauren who was considered a micro -- born at 26 weeks weighing only two pounds one pounds -- at the time of birth she probably could have easily fit into sex and -- no problem.
But thanks to researching treatments -- about a March of -- line is now -- -- healthy eight year old.
And I was actually even able to go on and have two other full term pregnancy some others -- total of one full -- so yes it's a wonderful mission.
God bless you guys and she is so precious so what we -- I had a five year old she would never -- that's still for that long.
I want is -- What you as a -- -- -- right.
Everybody supports this did you have dual citizen no wonder why -- the community and I wanted to help I'm out here -- why do mobilize a -- Or you go to more hundred years ago or you know margin -- removed regulars and most commuters drove the last we hear they're warriors on board.
Put it in your little more from there we go or do.
Most of information.
Just a couple of facts that I'm getting -- to know about you we obviously are -- interactive Internet show here.
And while I know you're in BA -- because I'm a huge fan.
I know and I guess because maybe I wasn't seeing it -- you announced your retirement via Twitter so I just tweeted.
Your name and let me tell you it's like putting food on the Internet people came to me so fast.
Where issue was your child -- I was I was producer little tour you know -- Are -- to see my face rather than -- always.
Sounds good and then are you pretty active on the Internet these days.
Good group no more orange growers are you know you should should percent to.
-- people 30% to enlighten people.
Me over to present himself -- our -- You know promote certain things.
Why now I've never heard anybody having such great.
-- strategy about it but it is it is a wonderful vehicle.
All right the March of Dimes in 2012.
Tell us maybe just your last thoughts about this there's so many people who can -- so much for me was parents.
Who've gone down the road that you have medically with a child.
Making sure that they get good great prenatal care.
Even though I got a great prenatal care I never saw this -- mean it can happen.
But again thanks to the March of Dimes.
You know families are able to get help.
Do the research in the treatments funded in part by the March of -- so just because.
You know things happen doesn't mean that there's not.
Something in place to address those things so just continue to do the things that you're supposed to do and take care of yourself that's the that's the best thing that I kept saying it took it.
You know and accuse you say -- totally I totally get this because.
But it it seems like as a mom you are told along the way that if something's wrong you know it you'll know it and exams so on and so forth -- saying this really came out of the blue.
It really did I did everything right everything right and still I gave birth to a preterm child and this is not how my husband and I anticipated that we will become parents but.
It was what happened to us nonetheless and thanks to the -- -- -- who they would see you.
Have -- baby she survived and now she's able to volunteer for an organization has given so much to her.
You know I'm wondering they have even able to meet with other moms.
And and maybe I mean I know is an ambassador perhaps called upon to speak but have you been able to have some one on one with people.
Absolutely we visited several -- -- across the country.
And I would go into the -- and make it a deliberate point to speak to the mothers and speak to the fathers and encourage them.
And -- and now that I have been there have been there I was a -- that came up to the hospital every -- Lawrence spent five months in the -- you.
And that's a long time to be away from your newborn and I would take the time to.
Let them know that it's a brief snapshot in time but it seems like an eternity eternity when you're in it and dean -- Lauren and that gave them hope to know that one day their child will be able to get bigger and stronger and.
You know it went I have some random -- -- -- and when you consider the height 71.
It's hard to believe.
That a little one can come along and these are tiny and I think you've given so much hope.
-- a lot of parents out there -- March of Dimes 2012.
Jack you were so gracious.
To join us this morning -- to get us mobilized as a nation to go forth to help lots of parents and their families out there thank you for being here.
All right thank you.
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