Daughter of alumni serving as March of Dimes Ambassador

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Daughter of alumni serving as March of Dimes Ambassador

August 7, 2008

The daughter of Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumni has been selected as the 2008 Ambassador for the March of Dimes in the Woodward area.

Abby Miles, the 7-year-old daughter of Eric (December 2003) and Lori (2004) Miles of Mooreland and originally of Alva, was born April 6, 2001, which put her at only 26 weeks old and weighing 1 pound, 6 ounces. She spent 87 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

When she made it to 4 pounds, she went home.

Today, Abby is a healthy little girl and is serving as the Ambassador for the March for Babies Walk 2008, which is Sept. 13 in Woodward.

Lori Miles is helping to raise funds for the walk through the group “So Tiny So Small – Team Abby” and is asking for the public’s help in the effort.

If interested in donating to the cause or providing memorabilia that could be auctioned off to raise money, please contact her at (580) 994-2305 or lori_miles@hotmail.com. Donations also can be mailed to 906 Elm, Mooreland, OK 73852.

March of Dimes was started in 1938 to fight Polio. Today, the group’s mission is to fight a silent crisis in America – premature births, which is the No. 1 cause of newborn death. One in eight babies born suffers from some type of problem associated with premature births.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Steve Valencia, Director
Office of University Relations
709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-8478  Fax: (580) 327-8660

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