march for babies blog

12 May

Walking for Magdalena

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Magdalena's Feet Family Team

Magdalenas Feet Family Team

Magdalena Roberts was born to Noah and Julie of Clinton, MS on August 6, 2008. She was diagnosed with T-18 or Edwards Syndrome at just 20 weeks gestation.


The Roberts were getting ready for March for Babies and planned to speak at their kickoff on January 15, 2009. Unfortunately, Magdalena passed away just days earlier. Her family had 5 wonderful months of memories together. Magdalena’s funeral was the very hour of our Luncheon. Julie was determined to spread the word about sweet Magdalena so her boss came to the kickoff to deliver Julie’s speech.


Julie asked that everyone wear pink on the day of the funeral. She was sent pictures from all over the world of people in pink honoring Magdalena.


The Magdalena’s Feet Family Team participated in The Tri County March for Babies in Ridgeland, MS on May 2, 2009. An impressive 200+ walkers showed up on May 2 to celebrate the life of Magdalena. And 85 more people joined the team online and walked in 14 states. Noah and Julie’s family and friends raised more than $16,000 for March for Babies.


The Roberts are expecting a baby boy in early Fall. Follow their blog to see how everyone’s doing.


If you have a successful Family Team story you want to share with us, or even just a great picture, please do!


Walking for Magdalena

Comment by DeeAnn Smith — May 15, 2009 @ 11:34 am

I walked in the Ft. Worth, TX March for Babies this year and I represented Cameron’s Crew, but I also was walking in memory of Magdalena Grace Roberts.


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