Ann Love | For Galen

Thank you for visiting my 2017 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia fundraising page.

In July of 2000 I was 23 and anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first child. After one appointment, I was told my blood pressure was a little high and that I should “take it easy” and stay off my feet as much as possible. A few days later I was in the hospital on IV magnesium to lower my blood pressure. My baby was lost due to a full placental abruption and I was at risk for a stroke or heart attack. At the time, the word “preeclampsia” was never said in my presence. I know now that I had a severe case. I’ve had it two more times, though, happily, those pregnancies had happy endings. Josh is now ten and Henry is six. Both were induced early as my blood pressure and chemical markers climbed.

My firstborn, Galen, would turn 17 this July 21st. Not a day goes by that I don’t wonder what could have been. And I will never stop fighting to ensure that no more mothers leave the hospital empty handed and that no more babies are forced to grow up without their mother.

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.



Funds raised: $720 of $5,000
20 percent raised

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Thank you donors
david kitchens : $25
No goody necessary. Just wanted to send some love to Love.
Nicole Kinnunen : $75
Robyn Kennedy : $75
Amy Rebant : $25
Joanne Taylor : $50
Love you, Ann! Thanks for all you do. Joanne XO
Carolyn Seegraves
Carolyn Roney
Thank you! I had preeclampsia with Meg, and I appreciate your efforts.
Erin De Baets : $50
Love you, Love! ~EDB
Jeremy Sanborn
Thank you so much Ann and Dan! I wonder everyday what could have been as well...
Kris Dombrowski : $30
Happy to support you and your cause. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious baby.
Joanne Love : $140
You're an awesome mom! I'm so proud of you and all you do! Love you so much. Joanne
Molly Fast
So happy to support your incredible work for Preeclampsia and to keep Galen's memory alive in all of us.
Stacey Cummer : $50
As always you are an inspiration.
Keith Dombrowski
Thank you for walking. Will include you both in my thoughts that day as well.

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