A year and a half ago, the Hemmila family's world was changed forever when a precious little boy decided to come into this world nine weeks early.
After a whirlwind of a delivery, they were the proud parents of a baby boy, Luke Alexander, weighing 4 pounds 6 ounces and 17 inches long. Luke spent a total of 29 days in the NICU, but he came home without any major health issues.
His family has encountered some challenges though, such as Luke having to wear a helmet for a few months, getting the croup in his first spring and a heart murmur they have to keep an eye on due to a slow developing heart. His mom shared that overall Luke is now a healthy, happy, crazy little boy.
Without the help of the March of Dimes (their research, their medical advances, their resources, etc.), they feel that their story would be very different.
They walk to remember this and to remember those who aren't as lucky as “Lucky Luke.”
They walk to show people that these babies are amazing and strong from the moment they arrive.
They walk to show parents that they aren’t alone in this battle.
And, they walk to show the world that although small, they are mighty.