Did you know that this community is almost completely volunteer maintained and managed? We are continuing our volunteer spotlight today with Karri. Karri (along with Samantha) are our Leadership Committee Chairs and are charged with keeping the site up to date, leading our team of 30+ volunteers and when we have it, our in person gathering, ShareUnion.
Screen name: Karri
Blog Name: The Dynamic Duo - Hanna and Rachel
Where are you from?: Illinois
How long have you been a Member of share?
I've been a member of Share for 12 years
What is your Volunteer Role on Share?
Co-Chair of the Share Your Story Volunteer Leadership Committee
Please share a little about your story
Hanna and Rachel were born at 25 weeks gestation after PROM at 23 weeks. Each weighing a pound and a half and measuring 12 inches long. They spent the next 12 weeks learning to breath on their own, eat by mouth and grow. They each suffered from IVH (grade II for Hanna; grade III for Rachel) and endured 2 surgeries for ROP before discharge. Today the girls are 16 years old and doing remarkably well despite their extremely early birth.
What made you choose to volunteer for Share?
I initially began volunteering to offer support and hope to those just beginning their NICU journey. What I ultimately found was support to navigate my own post-NICU journey with my two girls with special needs.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
Anywhere along the coast of Italy
Glennon Doyle Melton
What TV show would you love to be a part of and why?
Parenthood - I love my big, crazy family and that's what the show is about.
If you were stranded on a island and only had four items with you what would they be?
My phone, my water-bottle, a book, my favorite starbucks
How would your friends describe you?
Fun, Loyal, Passionate about the March of Dimes
If you could live in any period of history, when would it be?
I'd stay right here. Life in this time period is pretty darn good.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My kids, Team Tiny Feet (our M4Bs family team) and my volunteering for the March of Dimes.
Thank you for being a Share pioneer and for all that you have done and continue to do for MOD! Amazing! Beautiful pic of your family:)
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