On Tuesday, November 11, Julie Bloom and I went to Desert Regional Medical Center and met with Ricki Hill from The March of Dimes Foundation. Julie, Ricki and I, along with Angelina Castteberry, who is the executive director of Made for a Miracle, were lucky enough to get to tour the hospital NICU. The NICU is the hospital’s 30-bed neonatal intensive care unit which is located in the women’s and infant’s center. On the day of our visit, there were 22 premature babies, some of their starting weight at only 2.2 pounds. Getting a tour of this unit was a real eye-opener and a tearful experience. Many of these infants had little casts on their limbs because their bones are too brittle and frequently break. They struggle to survive each day. Being the father of premature twins is one of the main reasons that I support the March of Dimes Foundation. Later that night the March of Dimes held a baby shower for the mothers, please view the following links: *FOX News, *NBC News, *CBS News, *KESQ News to see the news coverage. The March of Dimes is doing great work helping babies and mothers right here in the valley, and throughout Southern California. Please join us on Tuesday, January 24 starting at 6:00 p.m. for our second annual March of Dimes signature chefs’ auction event at Toscana County Club.