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MARCHING FOR EVAN AND NORA

BOLINGBROOK, IL – May 7, 2015 - Sheila Lee walked into the doctor’s office for a routine check-up. She was 26 weeks pregnant with twins.

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“You’re going to the hospital,” her doctor said. “You’re contracting.”

Sheila was going into preterm labor.

“You never really know how much your life can be changed for the better until it happens,” said Aaron Lee, Data Integrity Specialist and Sheila’s husband.” “I just can’t imagine not having Evan and Nora around each day to love and care for.”

After four days in the hospital and eight weeks of bedrest for Sheila, Evan and Nora Lee were born on August 21, 2014. Evan weighed 4.2 pounds and Nora weighed 4.7 pounds. The twins spent the next three weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

They needed to gain weight. They were “feeders and growers.” They missed the time in the womb where they would’ve learned to suck, swallow and breathe. Many days, Evan couldn’t be given a bottle because he stopped breathing.

On September 8, 2014, the twins went home and it’s been one amazing day after another.

“No matter what’s going on, I come home from work and I love hanging out with my kids,” Aaron said. “Their laughter and smiles and little personalities are the greatest thing the world has to offer.”

For six weeks this Spring, COTG – A Xerox Company raised money for March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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For the Lee Family, it was a no-brainer. While Sheila was in the NICU, she saw firsthand how the March of Dimes helps comfort families during one of the most trying moments of their lives.

With the help of friends and family, the Lee’s raised an extraordinary $2,500, bringing the corporate team’s total to $3,568.

Erin Barnes, Managed Print Services Manager and Evan and Nora’s Aunt, was unfamiliar with the March of Dimes until last year. This year, she felt a duty to help the organization that helped her sister and was key in fundraising efforts.

“Our family was so fortunate to have benefitted from the March of Dimes and their research efforts,” Erin said. “It was extremely important for me and my family to contribute back to such a wonderful cause that we will forever be grateful.”

Now, Evan and Nora are just over eight months old; you would’ve never known they were born six weeks premature if you met them. Evan is a ball of energy and laughter with strong motor skills. Nora is a strong little girl on the verge of walking and talking.

“The most amazing thing about them, though, is how smart they are and how obvious it is that they’re happy,” said Lee. “As a parent, you want your kids to know their loved and you hope that they’re happy and that you’re doing a good job.”

About COTG - A Xerox Company

COTG - A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX) is Chicago's largest and most respected consultancy firm specializing in workflow assessment and optimization. COTG’s business is uniquely positioned to help companies understand true cost breakdown, asset deployment, usage patterns and volumes along with the development of sustainable working practices and continuous improvement initiatives. COTG has successfully led Fortune 500 companies as well as small organizations - in every industry from healthcare to education and manufacturing - to achieve better financial results, improve operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

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