Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

** Update** the link is now available!!

Support me in the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

This upcoming May I will be walking in The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. This horrible disease has struck my family twice, both times being me. I delivered my second child at 27 weeks 5 days due to severe preeclampsia and Hellp Syndrome . My third child was delivered at 36 weeks after a week of hospital bed rest and many months of injections and medicines to keep pre-e away. Preeclampsia was rearing its ugly head yet again and delivery before things got out of control again was my only option.

Many people have not even heard of Preeclampsia, and to be honest I hadn't really paid much attention to the word until it happened to me.
The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia is a non profit organization that is striving to raise funds so that pregnant women one day won't need to worry about this horrible disease.

Right now our group is seeking sponsorship and product donations to be raffled off to raise funds for The Preeclampsia Foundation
If you are interested or know of a company or person willing to help please contact me at

If you wish to donate our link isn't up as of today but I will re post this again if at all interested

Thank you so much,

Peyton born at 27 weeks due to pre-e and hellp

Olivia born at 36 weeks due to the onset of pre-e

We walk to raise awareness…

Too few know the reality and impact of preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy that affects both the mother and the unborn baby. Yet preeclampsia is not rare: It happens in as many as one in 12 pregnancies. And any woman can be affected, regardless of her race, ethnic background, skin color, size, hometown, or whether she is rich, poor, or somewhere in the middle. Even good health and healthy habits aren’t a guarantee of protection against this disorder.

We walk to save lives…

Awareness can lead to timely diagnosis and more diligent health care.

In most cases, if a woman and her doctors realize she has preeclampsia, and it is close to her due date, the baby can be delivered with relatively few problems to either mom or baby.
But sometimes – by some estimates, in about 25% of the cases – serious complications can occur. Preeclampsia affects the mother’s kidneys, liver, brain and other vital organs and can lead to seizures, bleeding in the brain, organ failure, and even death. The baby may suffer from the effects of being born too early, have growth restriction—or may die.

We also now know that women who have had severe preeclampsia go on—at much higher rates than the average woman—to have heart disease and other long-term health issues.

You can read more about preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy on our website.

We walk to find a cause and a cure…

No one knows yet what causes preeclampsia. There are no definite ways to prevent it. Nor is there a cure. But through research and the efforts of families and those affected, we are making progress. We have a better understanding today than we had even 10 years ago.

Those of us who have survived or lost a loved one to preeclampsia have promised not to remain unchanged by the experience, but to do all we can to make a difference for others. The Preeclampsia Foundation is making strides and delivering hope—and the Promise Walk is a big part of that.

We walk with you…

When you participate in The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, you are taking meaningful strides to save mothers and babies during the most important time in their shared lives, and helping to ensure good health for the rest of their life’s journey. Help us deliver hope today and fulfill our promise to deliver a cure for tomorrow.

The money you raise supports the educational programs of the Preeclampsia Foundation that help moms get the information they need for the healthiest pregnancy outcomes. It also funds research and catalyzes new researchers to embrace this important field of study.
Every stride brings us closer to ensuring healthy pregnancies for all women, and delivers hope to millions of families around the world.

1 comment:

greatdeals2010 said...

I just wanted to tell you that what you're doing is wonderful. A lot of people have little or no understanding of how devastating it can be. I know from my own experience that it can be a killer. My daughter was stillborn in July of 2004, because of PE. I had wonderful care, spent most of my time in the hospital and on strict bedrest with medication, but it wasn't enough to save her. Luckily tho, I made it through a horrible delivery and have a 6 month old baby boy now! God Bless you for teaching others! :o)