Thank you for visiting my 2020 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.
February 2020 I went to the hospital because of high blood pressure and a migraine that kept me up all night. They instantly admitted me and told me i wasn't going home. They tested my urine and I had extremely high proteins within it. The drs had diagnosed me at that point with preeclampsia. I was told it would be possibly two week max until I had to deliver my baby and there is no cure. The only treatment/ possible cure is to deliver the baby and remove the placenta right away. I was 29 weeks pregnant when I went in. They told me if I made it passed the two week threshold that I would have to deliver no later than 35 weeks. At this point a natural birth really wasnt an option for me and I would have to have a c section when it was time to deliver. After 4 days I started to turn for the worse. My blood pressure was not getting better even with all the meds I was on. My labs weren't getting any better in fact they were getting worse. My proteins continued to go up. Within just a few days I had gained over 20 lbs and to later find out it was all fluid. My body was shutting down. On the sixth day the dr came in and said it was time for delivery that it was no longer safe for mine or Waylon's life to be pregnant. I was starting to show signs of renal failure, siezure or stroke coming on. I knew it was time. My body couldn't handle it anymore. The IV anti siezure meds were no longer working after bags and bags of it. I was rushed for an emergency csection at 30 weeks gestation our son was born two months early. Keep in mind before all of this I had a completely NORMAL AND HEALTHY pregnancy. Preeclampsia literally came from no where. There were no signs leading up to it. It just came with a vengeance. This walk means a lot to my family because we lived it and it was by far the hardest thing we have been through and probably ever will be. This fundraiser will help with the continued education and research for pre eclampsia to hopefully find what causes it, how to prevent it, treat it sooner and/or the cure.