March of Dimes and GroVia Little Warriors
Today’s giveaway and blog post are very special and support a great cause. There’s no doubt you’ve probably heard of Ryan Aprea, the son of Spray Pal’s creators, born at just 25 weeks gestation. March of Dimes volunteers were tremendously helpful and supportive during the Apreas’ NICU experience, and when Spray Pal wanted to find a way to give back to March of Dimes, a collaboration was born!
Spray Pal and GroVia have partnered to create GroVia’s Little Warriors March of Dimes inspired diapers and accessories. As GroVia’s first and only purple diaper to date since the retirement of Blackberry, the Little Warriors line has so far been a huge hit! 10% of the proceeds from the sale of each Little Warrior product will be donated to March of Dimes on Ryan Aprea’s behalf.
When you support March of Dimes, you give hope to nearly half a million babies like Ryan who are born too soon each year. The money raised supports programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. Via the March of Dimes March for Babies, supporters have helped raise an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies since 1970.
While I personally don’t have any experience with the March of Dimes, I have closely been following the story of Baby Oliver, son of Amii Fritz and owner of Up on the Hill Diapers in West Virginia. Oliver, also born at just 1.9lbs and 25 weeks and following in Ryan Aprea’s footsteps as a fierce Little Warrior has overcome great odds and has been a huge inspiration. After 16 weeks in the NICU he’s finally at home with his family and is doing well, such a miracle.
I have no doubts that the efforts of the March of Dimes has had a great impact and has contributed to the fact that the survival rate and viability age for preemies keeps getting better and younger!
Did you know that up until just recently babies born at 22 weeks gestation were considered “unviable” outside the womb?
In 1960, the survival rate for a 3.3 lb (1,500 gm) premie was just 28%. By 2010 it was 78%. But everything depends on the calendar: Babies born at, say, 27 weeks—out of the normal 40-week gestation period—have a far easier go than those born at 26 weeks, whose odds in turn are better than those at 25 or 24. The cutoff, the no-go zone, has long been considered 22 weeks. At that age and earlier, there’s just not enough baby to save. –Time Magazine
The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that 22 weeks may not be too young, proving that advancements in the treatment of premature infants keep improving, giving hope to those faced with the possibility of delivering early.
Little Warriors OS AIO & Magic Stick Giveaway from GroVia
GroVia has sponsored this giveaway for (1) Little Warriors OS AIO and (1) GroVia Magic Stick in order to help spread the word about their fundraiser. I’d like to encourage you to not only enter to win, but to consider purchasing a Little Warriors product. Little Warriors products start at just $7.75!
So are you ready to enter to win?
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