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Scott and Stacy Rogan, along with daughter Jenna, 6; son Shawn, 2;  and youngest daughter Kendra, 16 months.
Scott and Stacy Rogan, along with daughter Jenna, 6; son Shawn, 2; and youngest daughter Kendra, 16 months.

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Stacy and Scott Rogan's youngest daughter, Kendra, was born more than 16 weeks prematurely in November of 2008. Her father says she was wiggling away when she came into the world, weighing just 1 pound 4 ounces.

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She spent the next 114 days in the newborn intensive care unit of St. Paul's Children's Hospital on a ventilator and treated with nitric oxide and surfactant, a treatment developed with the help of March of Dimes research.

Today, according to her mother, formerly Stacy Richer, 1995 River Falls High School graduate, "Jellybean" is a happy, giggly girl who loves to crawl, eat and play with her brother and sister in the family's home in Hammond.

Kendra has been named the 2010 Ambassador for the Saturday, April 25 "March for Babies" to be held at Stillwater Junior High School. Registration begins at 1 p.m., the walk starts at 2 p.m. Walkers may also register at www.marchforbabies.org

There will also be a fundraiser "Crafting for Babies" on Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond, to benefit St. Paul Children's Hospital NICU families.

The day will include a silent auction, breakfast, lunch, beverages and desserts as well as an opportunity help make craft items.

Bring your scrapbooking, stamping, cross-stitching, knitting, and crocheting and raise money to support March of Dimes.

Cost is $25 if pre-registered, $35 at the door. Call Stacy Rogan with questions about the crafting event, 715-441-1299 or by email rmojo223@yahoo.com.

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