BAKER CITY - Lindsay Madden wanted to have the largest turnout for a team at the March of Dimes Walk America on April 29 in Baker City, and that's exactly what she got. Forty people from Grant County came to walk in the name of her daughter, McKalee.
McKalee Madden died May 29, 2003. She was 17 weeks premature.
"It was an emotional day for me, but in a good way. I knew I was there not only to remember my daughter, but to support a great cause to save babies," Madden said.
McKalee's team raised $1,700. That's more than twice the original goal of $600.
"The organizers in Baker said because of McKalee's team they had the largest turnout ever and reached their goal of $10,000," Madden said.
Lindsay and her husband, Tim, had another child that was born prematurely, Brogan, who he is now a healthy 2-year-old.
Madden plans to have a walk in John Day next year.
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