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Review for Preeclampsia Foundation, Melbourne, FL, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Four years ago I was on a mission to find answers as to why I suffered code blue eclamptic seizures at the hands of my OBGYN, and found The Preeclampsia Foundation in my search. I had undiagnosed preeclampsia and almost lost my life as well as my son's life, because my doctor was not knowledgeable about preeclampsia, therefore I was not aware of the signs and symptoms. The Foundation told me all the things my doctor didn't and allowed me to understand what happened during my pregnancy. Part of my healing process, mentally, has been to give back to the preeclampsia community. I have found a purpose and a place to support those who have suffered and to make a difference by spreading awareness. I do this through volunteering in my local community as well as nationally through the annual Promise Walks for Preeclampsia held around the country. A million what ifs run through my head when I wonder ‘what if’ I knew the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. The Foundation's goal is to get rid of the 'what if's' by raising awareness about this disease, providing support to those affected by the disease (extended family as well), educating and encouraging healthcare communities to get involved, and funding research for a disease that is extremely underfunded.

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

Through support; medical and emotional. I couldn't rely on my doctors to help me after my ordeal, they didn't acknowledge my disease. To know that I could talk to others who have gone through what I did was a huge help in my recovery process.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I have coordinated Promise Walks on local and national levels and am working on providing local group support.