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Joy V.

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Review for Preeclampsia Foundation, Melbourne, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first encountered the Preeclampsia Foundation a few weeks after delivering my baby girl in 2013. I had undiagnosed severe preeclampsia and went through hell at the hospital. The web site was terrific and informative. And on Facebook, I noticed how communicative the foundation was with women--I'd ask a question and within minutes it would be answered by a real person.

Months later, I decided to apply for a spot on their volunteer patient advisory council. We help the foundation keep its focus on being patient-centered, and they frequently ask us to evaluate information for them to make sure it's keeping in line with what real women encounter when enduring preeclampsia.

What has impressed me most about the Foundation is how they do SO MUCH with a tiny staff. I've worked for a large non-profit (500+ staff) and the Foundation feels as equally productive, with a staff numbering I believe around just 10 people.

Preeclampsia can be a devastating disease--for both mom and baby--and healthcare providers don't always respond with prompt, accurate treatment. The Foundation is a beacon for helping us get better maternal care, and keeping us informed.

Role:  Volunteer