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March of Dimes continues fight to save preemies.

March Of Dimes

PENROSE, Colo. - A Penrose family is crediting the March of Dimes for helping save their daughter's life.

A baby born at 37 weeks is considered premature; 40 weeks is full term. Emma Weber was born at 27 weeks.

"Her being here today is just a miracle," said her mother, Kimberley Weber.

Emma is now 4.  

"I asked the doctor what were the chances of her survival, and he said slim to none," said Weber.

Weber suffers from a hereditary blood disorder that causes blood clots. It also caused Emma to be born 13 weeks early. She weighed two pounds three ounces.

"I stumbled upon the March of Dimes, and they did research and some funding to help with my blood disorder," said Weber.

March of Dimes has helped raise more than $240,000  for research about blood clots.

"Their research has been amazing," said Weber.

It helped save Emma. 

"Babies need a voice," said Weber.

That's what March of Dimes gives them.

The Webers are the March of Dimes ambassador family.

For more information on the March of Dimes walk on Saturday, you can log on to the website at Marchofdimes.com

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