Born 8½ weeks premature, Macy Huber now works hard to help programs for babies


Key supporters: Macy Huber (left) listens to her mom, Heather Huber (right), who started 'Macy Huber's Heroes.' Since then, the Hubers have raised more than $11,000 to benefit the March of Dimes. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Looking at 9-year-old Macy Huber now, you’d never know she was born 8½ weeks early. You wouldn’t know she spent the first seven weeks of her life in a neonatal intensive care unit, or that she had to go through physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy all before she started pre-school.

Macy looks, and for the most part acts, like any other third-grader at J.B. Stephens Elementary School. She wants to be a teacher, or a hair stylist. But when she’s not playing soccer or selling Girl Scout cookies, Macy is doing something very much beyond her years – fundraising for the March of Dimes.

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