CONYERS, Ga. - Meet the Goss Family, Stephanie, Matt, Colton and Blakely: the 2018 Rockdale/Newton/Walton March For Babies Ambassador Family.
Ambassadors bring to life the mission of the March of Dimes, sharing how they have been affected and helped by March of Dimes funded research, programs, advocacy, or educational campaigns. Since 1946, families have represented the organization in this distinct volunteer role.
The Goss family's journey with March of Dimes began in 2016 when at 21 weeks, Stephanie Goss was admitted to the hospital on complete bed rest due to a slow rupture in the amniotic sac surrounding the baby. After some touch and go situations that could have threatened both the life of mother and baby, the decision was made to induce labor. At 23 weeks baby Olivia Goss was born at 1-pound, 1-ounce and 11 inches long. Sadly, for the Goss family Olivia did not survive. But this is not the end of their story. Stephanie has since given birth to a healthy and thriving baby girl named Blakely who is now a year old.
While the Goss family had been involved with the mission of the March of Dimes for many years prior, they formed their own fundraising team in honor of Olivia and to date has raised over $6,100 to improve the health of mothers and babies.
The Rockdale/Newton/Walton March for Babies 5K walk event will take place May 5 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Registration opens at 9am the walk starts at 10am.For more information regarding this family-friendly event visit www.marchforbabies.org/event/rockdale or call JaNice Van Ness at 770-356-7301.