I was guest speaking at a college class last week when a student asked me what my greatest moment was outside of my career. It didn't take long for me to realize I had two. The birth of my daughters. It's not your typical family.
My oldest is 21 and in college. Her sister is six and in Kindergarten. I didn't intend to do it that way, but with a career sandwiched in the middle, that's how it worked out. The oldest one begged for a sibling for years, but believe it or not, was not too pleased when she found out she was getting one at age 15. I worried, but she got over it quickly.
Once we brought her little sister home, she fell in love, and they have been best friends ever since. They are the reason I support the March of Dimes. I never realized how much the organization does for babies, funding research here in Buffalo and all over the country to make sure our kids are born healthy, and if not, given a fighting chance to survive. The March of Dimes helped pay for studies on two important drugs for preemies: surfactant and nitric oxide. Both help babies born too early breathe.
They are lifesaving for even the tiniest of newborns. You can show your support for the March of Dimes by taking part in its annual March for Babies. It's a two mile walk around Delaware Park on Sunday, April 25th. For more information, look under the "News Links" section of our website.