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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why We Walk Wednesday: Mallory's Marchers

Mallory's Marchers is this week's Why We Walk Wednesday team. On May 16, 2008 -- at 32 weeks gestation -- Mallory was born with the birth defect Spina Bifida. A few hours later, she required surgery to close the opening on her back and the implantation of her VP Shunt.  

She stayed at Johns Hopkins NICU for 26 days and needed a ventilator and morphine. Her parents were overjoyed to bring her home. 

Shortly afterwards, Mallory began to receive physical, occupational and speech therapy. 

Now five years old, Mallory is the 2014 March for Babies Ambassador for the Eastern Shore. The photo on the right is from a local March for Babies kickoff, where she wore a special "March for Babies Ambassador" hair accessory.

Mallory is a joy to be around with her positive, independent spirit. She puts a smile on everyone’s face as she maneuvers around in her pink wheelchair. 

We are thrilled to be able to share her smile with you!

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