Johnny talks to Penny Sharp and the Higgins family about Bikers for Babies 2016

September 15, 2016

Johnny talks to Penny Sharp and Bikers for Babies 2016 Ambassador Family, Jeremy& Ashley Higgins (with children Carter and Reese) about this year's ride.
From http://www.bikersforbabieskc.org/ :
"Meet the Higgins family. Their connection to the March of Dimes came from not one, but two premature births.

Ashley’s first pregnancy, with Carter, seemed typical until her 20 week ultrasound. Doctors identified a problem with the umbilical cord, which was restricting the baby’s growth. At 25 weeks Ashley was admitted to the hospital to monitor blood flow to the baby. Carter was born December 1, 2011 via emergency C-section. At 27 weeks gestation, he weighed just over a pound! Carter was in respiratory distress and could not breathe on his own. He received the drug Surfactant, developed by March of Dimes, to help support his lungs while they grew.

Carter spent 90 days in the NICU.

In 2015, Jeremy and Ashley were expecting baby #2. After a busy weekend last spring, Ashley noticed that she wasn’t feeling the baby’s movement. Doctors did an ultrasound and determined she had developed HELLP syndrome. Ashley was once again rushed to surgery and their daughter, Reese, was born a few hours later. At 34 weeks gestation, she weighed just over 3 lbs. Reese was able to breathe on her own and spent the next 31 days in the NICU while she learned to eat and gain weight.

Today, both Carter and Reese are happy and healthy! Carter is 4 and loves sports and playing outside. Reese celebrated her first birthday in May.