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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why We Walk Wednesday: Marcus & Myles

The Kuhns’ road to parenthood was filled with doubt, uncertainty and loss. In the end they were blessed with two miracles. Conceived through IVF, Marcus Jaden was born at 32 weeks on October 12, 2009, weighing 4 lbs. 14oz. After six weeks in the NICU, he came home on an apnea monitor. Today, Marcus is a healthy 5-year-old. 

With their second son, Sarah began preterm labor at 30 weeks and received medication to stop the contractions.  On March 12, 2011, Myles Gavin was born at 36 weeks, weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. He spent 12 days in the NICU with underdeveloped lungs. Myles is now healthy and almost 4. 

The Kuhns are grateful for the March of Dimes research that enabled Marcus to receive surfactant therapy for his lungs. Combined with Sarah’s own twin siblings, who lived only eight days due to prematurity, she and Jeff are dedicated to raising awareness and funds so that more babies are born healthy. They are our 2015 March for Babies-Western Maryland ambassadors. 

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