AWESOME! ‘Baby Buns’ Inspires Non-Profit To Help Preemie Babies
Remember the miracle baby, Kaleb “Baby Buns?” He was the cute, little baby of Dana and Arkell Graves that was delivered nearly 4 months early. The baby announcement was filmed by wife, Dana, and quickly went viral on YouTube with over 10 millions views.
Day two after delivering the Baby, they were told to hug the baby and say their goodbyes because little Kaleb wouldn’t make it through the night. But God! Kaleb not only made it through the night, he continues to grace us with cute pics of his growth and strength every week.
Baby Buns has been an inspiration to literally hundreds of thousands of people who follow the Graves’ family story on social media. The BlackDoctor.org family is also moved to see their story of faith, hope and love with every post.
Now back at home after being at the hospital for nearly a year, Baby Buns has inspired the family to create a non-profit organization, Baby Buns For Life Network, to help other families of preemie babies.
On the new facebook page, it reads, “We are very excited to begin our 2017 projects with our official nonprofit, 501(c)(3), BabyBuns For Life Network. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post, clicking and liking the new page for our organization. Thank you all for continued support and prayers. #TeamKaleb #BabyBuns #BabyBunsForLife”
The organization has gotten off to a great start too! Their first even was held last month in December at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia NICU.
“We provided more than 50 BabyBuns Blessing Bags to parents in the NICU, along with a hot meal, drinks and desserts for them to enjoy,” reads their facebook page. “Most of our board members were in attendance at this event, as we talked with parents, family and staff. We have so much planned for 2017! Stay tuned for more details as to how you can help us in the future!”
According to the March of Dimes, an average of 10,056 babies a week were born prematurely in the United States—i.e., before 37 completed weeks of gestation. Of these preterm infants, 1,604 were very preterm (born before 32 weeks gestation); 6,511 had a low birth weight (2,500 grams or less) and 1,188 had a very low birth weight (1,500 grams or less). African American infants had the highest rates of preterm birth (18.1%), followed by Native Americans (13.8%), and Hispanics (12%).