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Why we run: Baby Ethan's story

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Baby Ethan, Courtesy: Bridget & Ives Verret Baby Ethan, Courtesy: Bridget & Ives Verret
Baby Ethan, Courtesy: Bridget & Ives Verret Baby Ethan, Courtesy: Bridget & Ives Verret
Ethan, now four years old Ethan, now four years old

Little Ethan Verret is a prime example of how the March of Dimes is working to help premature babies with birth defects.

Ethan was born at just 22 weeks at just 23 ounces. His parents Bridget and Ives Verret were told the grim news: Ethan would likely not make it through the night.

They even planned for his funeral. Then, something very dramatic happened. Ethan struggled day by day and became strong enough to finally go home.

Thanks to advances in medicine and technology made possible through the March of Dimes, Ethan defied the odds. He just celebrated his 4th birthday.

March of Dimes is an organization working to reduce the risk of birth defects and premature babies. Make your donation today!  The March of Dimes uses .77 of every dollar raised to support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.  Learn more here about where your money goes. 

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