Thank you for visiting my 2018 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia fundraising page.
In 2017 my husband and I got pregnant with our daughter Sydney after 10 years of infertility struggles. We were excited to finally become parents. Then in July, after a visit to the dentist, I was showing I had very high blood pressure. I went to my OB and I was immediately admitted to PVH in Fort Collins for monitoring. Within hours I was being transported to University Hospital in Denver due to having developed severe preeclampsia. My life and Sydney's life were in danger and we needed help immediately as I was a ticking time bomb.
Upon arrival, we were told that in order to save my life, we had to deliver our daughter. I was just 22 weeks pregnant. She was only 425 grams. Not big enough for life saving measures to occur, not being big enough for the NICU equipment. We were told the worst news any parent could ever hear. Your daughter will not survive.
No parent should have to hear those words. Moms and babies should not die or face death in pregnancy. That is what the Preeclampsia Foundation strives for.
There is no known cause for preeclampsia in pregnancy. It does not judge. There is no cure, other than delivery. It can happen to any woman. To any pregnancy.
We are walking to help find the end to this devastating condition so NO family has to go through what my family has been through.
Please donate and help support our cause so that someday, EVERY pregnancy can be free of the fear of Preeclampsia.
I am grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word about preeclampsia. My goal is to help our community raise funds and awareness and save the lives of moms and babies!
Please make a donation to support our efforts to fund education and research into this life-threatening disorder of pregnancy.
I am a survivor.