Above: Alabama Power’s Jonathan Porter, 2015 March of Dimes Citizen of the Year, is joined by wife Kima and daughters Laila (c) and Kailyn (r).
It’s an incredible test for any family to have to endure — the premature birth of their baby.
Not only has Alabama Power’s Jonathan Porter, vice president of Human Resources and Ethics, endured this trial, his daughter Laila — born premature — continues to amaze doctors and defy the odds each day as she thrives.
Monday night, Porter was awarded the March of Dimes’ 2015 Citizen of the Year. Corporate partners, family and friends came out to celebrate at Regions Field.
Keisa Sharpe and producer Bruce Nix share more on the Porter family’s inspirational story.