Derik Reikofski | Because of Jeni

Some of you know the heart breaking story of Jeni Faustman already and some of you do not. For those of you that don't, here's her story; our WHY for the walk: Jeni is the identical twin sister of my beautiful wife, Steph Reikofski… see what I did there?? (Brownie Points!!). Jeni, from the short time I knew her was always the one to help others, make sure things were in order and people were smiling. She was a giver in the true sense of the word. Jeni and Mike were married Sept 6th 2013, and like most married couples were pregnant shortly thereafter. What started out to be a “normal” pregnancy ended with a situation no husband, father, mother, sister, and family should have to endure.  Jeni gave birth to Robbie on July 10th 2014 and after compilations with Preeclampsia, passed away 2 days later.  Jeni in her true nature was an organ donor, and because of this she was able to make one final gift to help others.

Our mission is purely to increase awareness and educate everyone involved in the pregnancy journey so other families can hopefully avoid a similar tragedy.   

If you feel so inclined please make a donation to support our efforts to fund education and research into this life-threatening disorder of pregnancy.

Thank you for your support!

The Preeclampsia Foundation would like to thank its generous National Sponsors: