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Timothy Gurtler [email protected] Class Assignment 1 HPS-1040
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“Prematurity has been escalating steadily and alarmingly over the past two decades. In 2004, more than 500,000 infants were born prematurely, the highest number ever reported for the U.S.” - The March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign A Walk to Remember I participated in the March of Dimes Walk America in late April in Atlanta. My mother, who had a still birth at nine months into her pregnancy, got me to go with her. I did not know what the March of Dimes was about until she explained it to me. She told me that the March of Dimes supports research and raises awareness about infant mortality. Since this issue was so close at heart to us both, I did not hesitate to go with her. We got to Atlanta early on a Saturday morning and, after doing seemingly endless circles on one-way streets, we found a parking spot. As we made our way to the rest of the walkers, I began to realize that this was no simple event. Not only were there thousands of people walking down the street, there were throngs of people lining
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