The Woodward News


September 25, 2013

Rogers family this year's ambassador for March of Dimes



The family later learned that the March of Dimes had also been supporting their family from the beginning.  They learned how research, supported by the March of Dimes, played a role in helping to see that despite being born early, Kyler could grow up healthy.

"He got the surfactant that helps to develop a baby's lungs, and that's all because of drug research and development by the March of Dimes," Steven said.

When Kyler was about 8-months-old, Rachelle said a friend of hers told her about the March of Dimes March for Babies.

"My friend was on the March committee and she asked if I would like to get involved, so I went to the walk to learn more about it," she said.  "By the next year I was on the committee.  This is now my third year to be on the committee and our third year to do a fundraising team."

Rachelle said she decided to get involved with the March of Dimes after learning about their dedication to researching the causes of prematurity and how to fix it as well as their research into birth defects.

"I just kind of felt like we could do something to give back because I'm passionate about the mission of the March of Dimes, because if it weren't for that mission, we might not have our healthy, 3-and-a-half-year-old son today," she said.

Both Rachelle and Steven said that they also believe in supporting the March of Dimes so that hopefully one day no other parents have to go through the trials they faced after Kyler's premature birth.

"Just the feeling you have when the doctors come in and tell you there's something wrong and you have a chance you could lose your child, that's one of the worst feelings in the world," Steven said.

"If there's a way for that to be prevented.  We don't want anybody else to have to go through that; it's hard," Rachelle said.

Those who would like to learn more about or make a donation to the March of Dimes and it's mission to help all babies be healthy are welcome to attend Woodward's March for Babies this Saturday morning at Cedar Heights.  

Or they can visit the organization's website at  Rachelle said donations may also be mailed to the March of Dimes office in Enid at 610 S. Cleveland No. 110H, Enid, OK 73703.

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