Tomorrow team March for Maddie will be participating in the March for Babies for the eighth year in a row – our seventh walk without her.

The march is something that’s very important to our family, to both remember and honor Maddie, and to help other families going through the same thing we experienced more than seven-and-a-half years ago when we learned there were complications with Madeline’s pregnancy.

The March of Dimes has funded research that’s lead to countless strides in the fight against prematurity. They won’t stop until every child is born healthy. We won’t stop, either.

Like in previous years, I am again posting my speech from the 2009 March for Babies. Maddie passed away barely three weeks prior to the walk. I still can’t watch this footage. I don’t remember writing the speech and I barely remember giving it. But I hope all of you can take a few minutes to watch it, maybe for the first time, or maybe for the seventh, and remember all the babies out there who are gone too soon because they were born too soon.

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

If you’d like to donate, you can click on the sponsor me button in my sidebar. If you want information about how to donate time, or join a walk, go to You can also register for our team and walk in spirit (it’s free to join). And if you want to spread the word, please pass along this post. Use your voice for the babies who cannot.