SURVIVOR: a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setback......
Thank you for visiting my 2017 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia fundraising page.
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!
I had a very easy pregnancy until about 26 weeks when I started noticing some swelling. When we finally checked my blood pressure, it was 210/105 and I was quickly sent to the hospital.
I delivered via emergency c section at 27 weeks due to preeclampsia with severities. My platlets dropped to 60,000, my blood pressure was uncontrollable and pulmonary edema due to so much swelling. After delivery, I spent another 5 days in patient before being able to see Benjamin and would finally be discharged on my 6th day. We were so lucky to have a doctor who took my symptoms seriously and monitored me very closely! (Even cancelling a vacation to stay with us!) I spent 11 days in the hospital and Benjamin stayed for 95 days in the NICU.
Please make a donation to support our efforts to fund education and research into this life-threatening disorder of pregnancy. Join our team!!!
** We were recently featured on the Preeclampsia Foundation website. Read the article here!
**Click to see a video of Benjamin's life! He is a miracle baby!