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 Story

Preeclampsia with Severe Features caught me by surprise after delivery and completely flipped my world upside down in a way that I didn’t even know was possible. Like many people, I was unaware of the early warning signs and the seriousness of this condition. That needs to change. 

Imagine not meeting your daughter until two days after delivery because you are both too sick to get to each other. Imagine that once you get to hold her, it’s only for a brief 20 minute visit supervised by a nurse and then you are away from her over and over again for the months to come as you are frequently readmitted back into the hospital. Imagine the fear of thinking you might not live to ever see her again and calling your family to say goodbye just in case. Imagine losing your vision from brain swelling, having difficulty finding your words, bleeding out, having stroke level blood pressure, fluid on your lungs, neurological warning signs of a seizure, organ damage, and a doctor holding your hand explaining how very worried he is about you. Imagine coping with all of that alone due to Covid restrictions. Imagine needing 5 months postpartum to recover and regain your strength simply to take a shower and stand long enough to make a bottle of formula without help. Imagine needing a Cardiologist, Neurologist, and Pulmonologist simply from giving birth. Imagine learning that you can no longer carry another child and that you are forever at a very real increased risk of a heart attack or stroke…

That was/is my reality and it is just a small glimpse of what Preeclampsia can be. For others it is so much worse. Preeclampsia is devastating. My family calls it "Evil” and I have to agree. 

Fundraising for awareness and research is import to me as Preeclampsia is a leading cause of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity. I want birthing people and their families to know the warning signs and I want the medical community to know more about prevention and treatments to help and save lives.

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My Supporters

  • Susan Ramsey To Laura and Joelle Miller, my two June 2022 $100.00
  • Paige Flowers Laura Miller June 2022 $50.00
  • Laura Miller May 2022 $50.00
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  • Susan Ramsey To Laura and Joelle Miller, my two June 2022 $100.00
  • Paige Flowers Laura Miller June 2022 $50.00
  • Laura Miller May 2022 $50.00
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