On December 19th, 2014, when I was 6 months pregnant, we delivered and said goodbye to our daughter, Madeleine. Madeleine was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. According to the American Heart Association, this is the most common birth defect, affecting 1 in 120 babies. While we are so fortunate to have already had Penelope and to have followed our sadness with the births of our sons, Nick and Luke, we miss our daughter every day.
As we approach the 5th anniversary of her loss, my brother, Eric Graf, and I have decided to run the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019 in Madeleine’s honor. Please join us in honoring Madeleine.
I run for Penelope, Madeleine, Nick & Luke ♥