Courtney S. Barr

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Team Brooklyn Rose

Today's post has nothing to do with writing, has nothing to do with publishing, there is no word drawn from a bowl that will direct where this post is going, nor is it a post dedicated to my or anyone else's contest.

This is something else entirely.

A very close friend of mine who is more sister than friend is going to be walking in the March of Dimes Charity walk in around 5 weeks. Her name is Tracy & she participates not just for a charity to support but because this charity has a special place in her family's hearts.
For those that don't know, March of Dimes is committed to helping all babies, one day be born healthy. Unlike most non-profits where only 50% of the money is actually used for the purpose... March of Dimes uses over 70% of its fundraising and money for their mission. The money raised works harder for it's intended purpose.

This is Brooklyn Rose. She was born at 24 weeks. Tracy & Mike were able to get to know their daughter for 11 days before she was selected to be one of God's most precious angels.

This is Isabel. Isabel was born at 27 weeks and will be 4 in May. The March of Dimes was there to help Tracy & Mike as they spent weeks at the hospital waiting to take her home.

Tracy & her husband Mike, will be walking the 3.1 miles on April 24th, 2010 at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. They walk because they believe in the work that the March of Dimes accomplishes, they walk so that other children will have the care that they need, they walk in thanks for all the March of Dimes did for their oldest daughter Isabel, and they walk in honor of their daughter, Brooklyn Rose, that now watches over them every day.
I want to help. I hope that you can help me spread the word. I've put a widget over on my sidebar for the next few weeks. My personal goal is only $200.00, Tracy & Mike are working to raise $1000.00. Any money you donate whether through my widget or theirs goes to Team Brooklyn Rose. Please if you can donate even $1.00 it is appreciated, if you cannot, then all I ask is you spread the word or look into your local chapter or just click on the below link for ways you can give your time...


  1. What a beautiful and wonderful thing to do. It is so sad to hear these things, but I'm glad they are making the best of it and sharing with others!!

    They are in my prayers! Very cute picture of her, she was adorable!

  2. I've made a donation. This is a wonderful charity. I hope you reach your goal. You're doing a good thing.

  3. Thank you for sharing this with us. It's incredible that they honor their children by walking every year.

  4. Donation made. Good luck with your goal, Courtney. And thank you for a great post regarding this very important cause.

  5. You're friends have walked a hard road. I thinks it's great how you are supporting them. I made a donation.

  6. How did I miss this?! Thanks so much for making us aware of this, Courtney.

  7. Thank you all! I am so blessed to have 'met' such wonderful people willing to do so much!

    Yes, Tracy & Mike have definitely traveled a long & winding road but I must say they do it with a faith & strength unlike anyone I have ever known. Thank you again for all your love & kind thoughts...


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