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Review for Preeclampsia Foundation, Melbourne, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome survivor who became aware of the Preeclampsia Foundation after my near-death pregnancy experience when I was resarching the medical facts behind what happened to me. I found the Preeclampsia Foundation website and learned of a vounteer training that I attended in 2006. At that conference, I was impressed with the professionalism and organization of the group. I was surprised to learn, however,that at that time, the organization was entirely volunteer led. Since that time, the Foundation has evolved to the next step in hiring professional staff but still operates with a high level of fiscal responsibility. More personally, the Foundation and its volunteers helped me significantly during a key point of my recovery. The Preeclampsia Foundation works to reduce the risks of adverse maternal and fetal outcome resulting from preeclampsia and other hypertensive related disorders of pregnancy by raising awareness about the conditon, providing professional education opportunities for healthcare providers, acting as a catalyst for and funding research, and providing outstanding patient/family support in person, through a dynamic online Forum, and via a toll-free hotline.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I received support and encouragement from the Preeclampsia Foundation during a key point in my recovery from preeclamspia and HELLP Syndrome that put me in a coma, on a feeding tube, and resulted in a stroke that led me having to relearn to walk and talk.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that the Preeclampsia Foundation leadership is willing to spend time educating its volunteers so that they can learn more about what happened to them and fill their role more effectively.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Compassionate, committed, caring, and driven to make people aware of this condition that can lead to death and is often dismissed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Fund more research and develop a powerful awareness campaign.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I have fundraised for the Foundation, served as co-chair of the annual gala, co-chaired an Awareness Walk, and work on communications projects.