Saturday, April 17, 2010

March of Dimes 2010

We interrupt this already delayed program, to give you a current update. :)

Next weekend, we will be walking in the 2010 March of Dimes, March for Babies walk in memory of Carter and in honor of McKinley, Kennedy, Madison, and Taylor. This is our 4th year to participate as Team Wells Quints. It started out as our immediate family, along with grandparents and a few aunts & uncles. This year I have ordered 128 t-shirts, and of those, it sounds like we will have over 50 walkers.

I didn't understand what the March of Dimes was until we spent our fair share of time in the NICU. Life will never be the same. I will never doubt the miracles that God performs on a daily basis, I will never take for granted the birth of a perfectly healthy baby, and I will forever be grateful for the money that has gone to research & studies for premature babies. Our girls would have not had a chance 20 years ago being born at 1 lb. 9 oz to 2 lb. 1 oz.. Things would have turned out MUCH differently. And for that reason, we support the March of Dimes.

Our t-shirts this year look like this...

Back says....

June 16, 2006 is the day our lives changed. Carter Robert Wells entered our world at 26 weeks, along with his quintuplet sisters, McKinley Jo, Kennedy Lil, Madison Kay, and Taylor Nan. It took only 8 short hours to fall in love with a baby boy that would too soon become our angel. He so courageously protected his sisters and showed the power of God's grace. Carter will forever be our little hero and we look forward to our joyous reunion in heaven. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29.11

Our team has raised $820 as of today. Our goal is $2000. It's a lofty goal but I'm still hoping for the best. :) The money Team Wells Quints raises also goes toward the Woodlands Mothers of Multiples club. WMOM has a goal of $15,000, which we are only a little over $1000 from of now, highest amount in Montgomery County! Woo hoo!

So IF you can help, please check out our MOD webpage at
Thank you to everyone who has already given...we truly appreciate your support!