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Cloud family joins March for Babies

Scott and Kelly Cloud with their twins, McKenna, left, and Bryson, are gathering pledges for their walk in the March for Babies.The Scott and Kelly Cloud family of Culver will be among those marching April 27, at RiverBend Park in Bend, in the March of Dimes “March for Babies,” to raise funds to help prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Last July, the Clouds had an anxious time when their twins son Bryson and daughter McKenna were born prematurely -- at nine weeks early.

The twins spent a total of eight weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit. McKenna was at St. Charles Bend the whole time, but after two weeks, Bryson was flown to Oregon Health Science University in Portland after a blood clot was found between his heart and lungs.

Today, at 1½, Kelly Cloud said the twins are typical healthy toddlers. “Bryson’s blood clot is nonthreatening and we were able to stop his blood thinners at 6 months,” she said.

“They will be 2 in July and are doing great. They’re on track, with no developmental delays, their height and weight is right on track and they’re talking and keeping us busy,” she added.

The Clouds have already raised over $2,500 for the March for Babies through sponsors, and two fundraisers where they sold bunches of tulips, she said.

Others wanting to help sponsor the Clouds’ walk in the March for Babies may visit the website http://www.marchforbabies.org/kellycloud, or contact her at HYPERLINK "mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-504-7403.



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