The Bradon Bunch

Thank you for visiting our team page! We are excited to "make strides and deliver hope" for families affected by preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Our team is grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word.

Want to join our team to make strides? Just click the "Join Our Team" button and register! Registration to attend the Promise Walk  (on May 21, 2017) is free to all participants.

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Here's My Story...

At 7:39 AM, the 2nd day of October, 2015 our Bradon Michael came earth side. I was blessed with the most beautiful blue eyed 6 pound 6 ounce baby boy. The weeks leading up to his birth were excruciating to say the least. I always say that I’m pretty sure I saw hell and came back, that is how bad it was!

The days leading up to the hospital admission were sleepless and heavy. I couldn’t stop coughing, I was so swollen I couldn’t even walk, and I kept having panic attacks because I couldn’t breath. I was told I had bronchitis but I just couldn’t breath. After trying to sleep for the 2nd night and being unsuccessful I just couldn’t take it anymore so I went to the ER. I was admitted into the hospital on September 28, 2015 with an oxygen level of 77. Naturally everyone was running around like crazy people and started doing tests right away. They did a chest Xray which showed fluid in my lungs and they diagnosed me with pneumonia since my blood pressure and urine looked fine. I thought, “great!” I finally can get some relief. Fast forward to the next day and my echo cardiogram showed fluid around my heart and a first degree AV block. I was than transferred to the ICU for closer monitoring. My blood pressure went up to 142/89 so the doctor ordered a 24 hour urine collection. Sure enough there was over 550 mg of protein in my urine. Pneumonia was not the issue, preeclampsia and pulmonary edema due to the preeclampsia was the diagnosis. Once I was stabilized they would take baby.

For anyone who knows me, knew I had the most extravagant natural birth plan (that I now know was only a wish) written out perfectly with all the details. Little did I know, all I needed was 3 bullet points at the very bottom of my plan if a cesarean was ABSOLUTELY and MEDICALLY necessary. And boy was it! I was in no condition to birth a child naturally! So c-section it was! I was so exhausted and ill that I was completely on board. I knew my team of doctors knew that was the best option for both me and baby. And it was the most amazing experience because that is why my baby boy was brought into this world healthy as can be! Well, and me too! I survived, we survived! I feel so lucky to be able to still be here today to tell our story which constantly weighs on my heart. I can now bring awareness to this illness and that feels so amazing!



Funds raised: $793 of $1,000
80 percent raised

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Thank you donors
Lisa Franks : $100
From Nana, I Love You Bradon
Sheila Kletz : $25
Love you guys.
Steven Wilburn : $50
For our family from Artie and i
Ashley Daugherty : $10
From Marci Klauzer Bradon's babysitter!!
Lisa Johnson : $25
Looking forward to walking in the 1st Annual Promise Walk in Champaign as part of your team! Looks like a great forecast now that they took the rain out!
Rick Menssen : $25
Stormy Dover : $50
Richard Buhl : $40
I wish you the best
Larry Peak : $32
LuLaRoe Melissa Russo : $101
Go Team Braden Bunch! Thanks for letting LuLaRoe Melissa Russo be involved for this awesome cause! Hugs!
Lisa Johnson : $25
Sue Glesing : $100
Good Luck Ashley
Courtney Carey : $50
You are one of the most important ppl in my life, I'm not sure you will ever know the love I have for you, and very few ppl will be able to experience our unique relationship in their lifetime.Love u
Stormy Dover : $100
Love you Ash, Brandon, and Bradon. From your VA cousins...Terry, Storm, Easton, and KK
Terri Hinthorn : $25
Lisa Johnson : $15
So proud of you for finding a way to help others through your experience!
Ashley Daugherty : $20
Starting off the donations early!

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