Team Vera

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.

Here is a little information to help you understand who inspired "Team Vera." Vera Joy was born Sunday February 4,  2018 weighing 11.6 ounces and measuring 10.25 inches.

Her Mother was diagnosed with severe early onset preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome at only 23 weeks. Just three short weeks before this she had a normal OB appointment and MFM appointment with normal growth and vitals (including blood pressure). Due to the rapid progression and severity of the disease, Vera had to be born, or neither she nor her Mother would make it. Vera was born alive at 23 weeks 2 days gestation and was surrounded by her loving family and friends for her entire life. Her parents are now left grieving the loss of their precious daughter while also trying to do everything they can to try and prevent this from happening in the future.

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 is free to all participants.

Funds raised: $5,459 of $5,000
100 percent raised



Thank you donors
Betty Whitney : $100
Anonymous : $59
Jonathan Schneider : $50
Andrea Capuyan
For Dave, Irene and Vera Joy.
Andrew Chrismer
Robin Barnes : $25
Thanks for shedding light on such an important topic!
Rafat Abbasi : $100
Sorry to miss the walk. Honoring Dr. Hamersley and her dedication to her patients.
Ariel Hester : $25
Bradley Haller : $200
Jessica Kalmanson
Marsha Seidelman
I'm sorry I can't join you but glad to show support for your team and Vera's family.
Connie Wesley : $100
Lisa Stephen : $25
Vonnie Embrey : $50
Linda McKibben : $100
Stephanie Zichi
NTD Labs is happy to contribute to Team Vera, best of luck for the Promise Walk!
Linda McKeeby : $20
Ellen O'Connor : $100
Ariel Hester : $25
Jason Knapp : $100
We're thinking of you this Mother's Day weekend, Irene!
Nicola O'Loughlin
We're sorry we can't join you for the walk, so we'll be doing our own in Bedford, UK, and feeding the ducks in Vera's memory. All our love. xx
Besilica Castaneda : $50
Remembering Vera with much love from the Castaneda Family to the Chrismer Family.
Elizabeth Mullinix : $25
Cheryl Gundry : $300
Thank you Dr. Hamersley and your team!
Ariel Hester : $25
Chris and Robin Karman
In memory of Carol Cummins with our deepest condolences and fond remembrance.
Brenda Kehr
Erin Ryan : $25
Stephanie Block : $50
Mindi Cohen
cara salvatore
love you dave <3
Ariel Hester : $25
Holly Gross : $100
I'm happy to support this wonderful cause and to honor Dr. Hamersley for all her important work in the area of preeclampsia
Anonymous : $50
Anita Krishnan : $50
Good luck!
Stephen Chrismer : $50
Stephen Chrismer
Patricia Chrismer
Stephen Chrismer : $100
Patricia Chrismer : $50
Kristy McArthur : $150
Ariel Hester : $25
Andrew Chrismer
Andrew Chrismer
James Chrismer : $50
James Chrismer : $50
Ariel Hester : $25
Shay Ferris : $100
Barbara Diehl : $25
Connie Lindsley : $50
Malinda Hunter : $25
Grethe Jensen
From me - and from my mom, who was also very touched by your and Vera's story.
Carol Mosier : $25
Wishing for a cure... Carlee
Catherine Jones : $50
Janet Chad : $50
Eric Hamrin : $50
Keondra Bailey
Jim and Carolyn Chrismer
Jason Schmorr : $30
Ani Aghguiguian : $20
Ariel Hester : $25
Michael Chrismer : $50
Jason Woody : $50
I'm so sorry the world didn't get to know Vera. Your resolve and desire to help others in her honor is inspiring.
Justin Schaffer : $20
Nick Bonnet : $25
David Chrismer : $150
Vera Joy, I am so proud to be your dad. While you were here I could hold you close to me only briefly, but I will carry you with me forever. I love you!
Patty Chrismer : $100
Love you, Vera Joy!
Patricia Graboske : $150
Amanda Lay
You both are in my prayers. Love, Amanda
Helen Chenoweth : $25
Ariel Hester : $500
Betsy Bizot : $25
For Vera Joy, Irene, and Dave, and in support of a future where this is more treatable.
Gana Browning : $25
For Vera
Lauren Marx-Abel
For Vera Joy, Irene and Dave - with hope that funding and research can save precious lives in the future.
Amelia Henchey
Kelly Schlittler : $25
Kathleen Arveson
In love and support for Vera Joy and her mom and my daughter, Irene
Irene Chrismer : $150
I will love you forever, sweet baby girl! <3, Mom
Ariel Hester : $25
Nancy Ruben
I'm so happy your family is supporting this very important cause! Thank you, Ethan!
Nancy Ruben
Thanks for walking for such an important cause, Charlotte!
Nancy Ruben
You are a gift to everyone you touch, Gen!
Genevieve & Drew Sogn : $100
We love you, Vera!
Kristie Smith : $50
Go Team Irene!
Sarah Hash : $25
Sarah Hash : $25
Ariel Hester : $25

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