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Marching for Babies’ Health

Kosama Davenport Marches for Babies’ Health

Nick and Lindsay Ulloa, the managers of the group fitness center Kosama Davenport, are good at exercise of all types -- especially marching. As the co-chairs of the 2016 March for Babies event, they have reason to march forward on what has been a long and rocky road.

On October 5, 2014, after weeks of a difficult pregnancy, Nick and Lindsay’s daughter was born some four months earlier than expected. Weighing only one pound 11 ounces, she required much medical attention in order to survive, let alone grow. With the support of the March of Dimes, a foundation dedicated to preventing birth defects and fighting premature birth, Nick and Lindsay were able to bring their daughter home -- and bring her back to health.

To help ensure others don’t have to experience the struggle they went through, Nick and Lindsay have dedicated themselves (and their business) to fighting for babies’ health. In addition to offering a one-month fitness trial at Kosama in exchange for a $39 donation to the March of Dimes, they have served as co-chairs of the 2016 March for Babies 5K Run/Walk, a fundraiser for Quad Cities families affected by birth defects and premature birth.

Nick and Lindsay named their daughter Gracelyn Hope: Gracelyn for the grace shown by those who touched her life, and Hope for the hope Nick and Lindsay had for their daughter’s health -- as well as the hope they now have for other babies like her. That grace and hope is what motivates them to continue marching for a cause that is so near and dear to their hearts.

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