Father's Tale of Witnessing Daughter's Life and Death Struggle; Proceeds Benefit March of Dimes
Bestselling author, Jack Hatfield, is sharing not only his story, but the proceeds as well. The March of Dimes will benefit from the book "Blessed with Tragedy-A Father's Journey with his PreeMiracle"
Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 21, 2009
Jack Hatfield of Columbia has authored "Blessed with Tragedy - A Father's Journey with his PreeMiracle." The story he shares is written in a day-by-day diary format. His daughter, Jonna was forced into the world prematurely. "Given only a minimal chance for survival, Jonna would teach us what survival really meant. From a little girl smaller than my hand came the greatest lessons in life. Stubbornly hanging on when the doctors said she couldn't, Jonna taught us all the power of inner strength and how to locate it ourselves. Her example continues to inspire as she beat the odds stacked against her one miraculous moment at a time" says Hatfield.
Through the words of her father, Jonna makes her story known. Too young to speak for herself, too young to understand how important she really is, Jonna's miraculous journey is transcribed by a witness to her accomplishments, bringing hope to others in similar situations. From the heartfelt words of her brightest Knight in Shining Armor, this little angel earns her wings on earth as she delivers salvation and hope to parents of preemies worldwide.
"Knowing that everyday, prematurity blessings are bestowed upon us every minute; I have to ensure that my little angel's lessons to me will not be reserved and I have vowed to show others how to spread their wings. With proceeds from this book going to help the March of Dimes, it is just another way I am out to change the world." Jack is spreading the word across the country to raise awareness as much as possible and also show people that true success is inside everyone. He is available for interviews, speeches and comments. More information can be found at Blessed with Tragedy Website (http://www. BlessedWithTragedy. com).
In 2008, March of Dimes issued a Report Card on Premature Birth, giving the nation a D and South Carolina an F. The rate of babies born preterm in South Carolina increased nearly 25% in just the past decade. Each week in the Palmetto State, 173 babies are born premature - that's one baby born every hour so small that many have to fight to survive. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities and half of premature births occur for unknown reasons. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected. Through research and community programs, the March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives.
The largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes is March for Babies.
To register for March for Babies visit March For Babies (http://www. marchforbabies. org)
In 2009 national March for Babies sponsors are Kmart, the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, FedEx, First Response, Liberty Tax Services, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Ther-Rx.
In Florence, March for Babies is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, McLeod Health, QVC, Morning News, The Messenger and Miller Communications radio stations.
The South Carolina March of Dimes has invested millions of dollars in program services, including research grants and local community services. Through these grants, the March of Dimes is seeking ways to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina's increasing premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate men and women about having healthy babies.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit March Of Dimes (http://www. marchofdimes. com)
About the Companies
PreeMiracles, LLC was founded to help parents of premature children obtain the information and support they need. They have started the world's first Social Network for PreeMiracles and those who love them.
March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.