My Personal Fundraising Page

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.

The Lauren Kelly Story

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 my life changed forever. My husband, Terrell, and I were five and one-half months pregnant with our miracle baby girl, Lauren Kelly.

I use the word miracle because we know she was a gift from God after struggling to conceive. We were headed back home after spending time with family in Manning. As soon as we pulled up into the driveway around 10pm I felt an unbelievable pain on the upper right side of my belly.

Long story short, my husband rushed me to the emergency room. Upon arriving, I was sent to the labor and delivery unit for an ultrasound. The first showed Lauren’s heartbeat was faint. The second showed no sign of a heartbeat at all. Terrell and I experienced a pain that we wouldn't wish on our worst enemy. At that point, I disconnected. My heart felt sick from the gut cut life just brought me.

The pain that led me to the hospital was linked to a life-threatening condition known as HELLP Syndrome. With the support of my physicians, family and friends - was able to recover. My husband and I are grateful to now have 3 amazing sons. While we miss Lauren Kelly, her legacy lives on. Our family is commited supporters of the Preeclampsia Foundataion. We launched the first Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in 2013 (1 year after our loss). In July 2018, I joined the Board of Directors.

 

https://www.preeclampsia.org/our-stories/The-lauren-kelly-story

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  • Rosalind Harriot Kim, because of you and your efforts, I am now not just "hearing" but listening to preeclampsia conversations and experiences. Thank for bring attention to the importance of education and the need to support research efforts that will benefit the health o August 2020 $52.50
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  • Kim Smith August 2020 $100.00
  • Rosalind Harriot Kim, because of you and your efforts, I am now not just "hearing" but listening to preeclampsia conversations and experiences. Thank for bring attention to the importance of education and the need to support research efforts that will benefit the health o August 2020 $52.50
  • Studio BB We are proud to support your Passion Kim Smith August 2020 $25.00
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