My Personal Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting my 2022 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! Please make a donation to support our efforts to fund education and research into this life-threatening disorder of pregnancy.


My wife and I were not the first faces our son saw. We did not change his first diaper, nor were we the first ones to feed him. I was with my son for only 2 of his first 48 hours. 

Diagnosed at 30 weeks with preeclampsia with severe features, I began my first hospital stay in an attempt to prolong my pregnancy while also keeping myself safe. I was discharged after three days and was able to be home for a week and a half before returning to the hospital for what would become a 22-day stay until my son’s birth. Born at 35 weeks via c-section after a 4-day induction, my son was shuffled off to the NICU while I bled internally, unnoticed for almost an entire day until my symptoms were severe and acknowledged by hospital staff. 2 liters of blood were removed from my abdomen during an emergency procedure to locate the bleed. Once able to leave the hospital a few days later, I not only brought home my beautiful, healthy sunshine boy, but also 8 prescriptions, and enough emotional baggage to last a lifetime. Birth trauma is serious and can often lead to postpartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD. 

To say that preeclampsia research  is underfunded is an understatement, because a version of this narrative is shared by far too many women. We are lucky to be survivors. The gratitude in my heart is unmatched. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Thank you from our family along with so many others who have been affected or may be in the future. 

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My Supporters

  • Bonnie Dillenbeck August 2022 $26.25
  • Deborah Smith August 2022
  • Megan “Jeans” Stafford SO brave of you sharing your story, hope this makes a dent in your goal! I only wish I could give more! You go mama! August 2022 $26.25
  • Anonymous August 2022 $10.00
  • Carolyn Ouderkirk August 2022 $100.00
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  • Carolyn Ouderkirk August 2022 $100.00
  • Becky Finley From one preeclampsia survior to another ❤️ August 2022 $100.00
  • Kristin Almasian August 2022 $50.00
  • Bonnie Dillenbeck August 2022 $26.25
  • Megan “Jeans” Stafford SO brave of you sharing your story, hope this makes a dent in your goal! I only wish I could give more! You go mama! August 2022 $26.25
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