March 27, 2009

Matthew 25:34-45: March for Babies time again!

34 Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.' 37 Then the righteous 16 will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?' 40 And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'
There is some controversy about the March for Babies. Here's how I see it.

There once was a time when Women's diseases were under funded and under researched. Why? Because women were seen as less worthy than men, or the scientists doing the research were men, whatever it was... it was wrong. For decades people have fought for equality of healthcare...especially women and minorities. We have come a long way....except in one area.

The pre-born.

Major strides have come in pre-natal diagnoses, & pre-natal surgery. In fact, some of what these amazing neo-natal surgeons can do is AMAZING....but there is much to be done. The field of pre-natal medicine....treating, and diagnosing intra-uterine conditions is underfunded and under-researched. Pre-term labor, and pre-term birth is still extremely too high. We need to find the cause of pre-term labor and diagnose and treat it before these babies are at risk.

NICU's (neo-natal intensive care units) have come a long way, but the fact is that no matter the technology...ONE day in the womb equals the growth of SEVEN days on the outside.

We need answers, and these pre-born infants are vulnerable people. The are the LEAST of these...and they are God's children. They need respect as humans. They need funding and research.

This year I am walking with the Bolte Family. We have expierienced preterm birth. Our triplets were born 5 weeks early, and while that does not seem too early...they did suffer effects of prematurity. The Bolte family has a very special story, and we are very proud to support their efforts this year. If you don't know their story, be sure to read...and pray.

If you have not donated to the March for Babies this year, and you would like to, please click on the March for Babies Logo below. You can also sign up to walk with OUR family, and the Bolte family if you would like! I would love to raise $250. If you could donate anything, $5, $10, $25...whatever...I would be very grateful.

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Again, there is no other organization out there working to prevent birth defects, pre-term birth, and other pre-term ailments. I don't agree with all of their philosophies...but at the heart of this mission is funding for the LEAST of these.

Thank-you so much!


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