Betty Taylor

  • Mom of baby born too early
  • Served as National Ambassador family
  • Continues to speak out to raise awareness

Betty's son Zeek was born 14 weeks early and weighed just 1½ pounds. Named for Ezekiel, the Old Testament prophet who gave great hope to the Israelites during captivity, little did she know in those first terrifying moments of his life how he would live up to his proud name. As the 2007 National Ambassador, they took the message that more babies--every baby--needs a full 9 months to state capitals, Capitol Hill, and even the Oval Office. Betty continues to speak out, particularly to raise awareness about the need to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.