At 26-years-old, Julie Albanese of Washington Township had never been more ready to be a mother. Fate held other plans for Albanese and her husband Chris, though. In the four years to come, the couple would endure five miscarriages of six babies — one set of twins. Albanese says while she would never wish her journey upon anyone, it has made her stronger. Her way of paying it forward is in part with the NICU Strong walk on Sept. 16, from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. in Van Saun County Park. All proceeds will benefit the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.