(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL Brie Fish, left, and her parents Chris and Sheila, have been named the 2013 Morristown Ambassador Family for March of Dimes. Holding Brie is her sister Kassie.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-02-27 11:02:57)
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

MORRISTOWN-At her birth on August 24, 2010, Brie Fish barely tipped the scales.

At a 1.28 pounds, doctors termed her a "micro-preemie," a category for any baby weighing under two pounds at birth. Doctors also told her parents, Chris and Sheila, that the infant only had a 40 percent chance of survival.

Now nearing her third birthday, Brie continues to defy the odds. She has perfect vision, zips around the room at high speed, and knows how to use her beautiful blue eyes to her advantage.

On Monday evening, Chris, Sheila, and Brie took center stage at the 2013 Morristown March for Babies Kick-off dinner, an event leading to the annual March of Dimes walk to raise awareness of the need for continued efforts to eradicate birth defects.

In East Tennessee, more than 1,000 people are expected to walk in three locations: Tri-Cities, Greeneville, and Morristown.

"We're honored to be selected," said Sheila Fish, as she and Chris prepared to share their story.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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