My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Preeclampsia Foundation, Melbourne, FL, USA
I had heard of preeclampsia prior to October 2006, but I had no real sense of what it was or what it could do. I learned about it the hard way in the 32nd week of my second pregnancy when undiagnosed preeclampsia became eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. My son was eight weeks premature and spent 28 days in the NICU. I spent 6 days in the ICU. The experience left me with many questions about what had happened and how it could have been prevented. As I began to research, I came across the Preeclampsia Foundation. Here I found not only answers but also a whole community of people who were willing to share their own experiences. For the past year, I have volunteered for the Preeclampsia Foundation and I am looking forward to becoming more involved.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
It has helped me connect to others, keep up on the latest research, and use my professional skills to advance awareness of preeclampsia.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get information into every OB/GYN office - increase the presence of the foundation in the place where most women first hear about the disease. Ensure that every woman is aware of preeclampsia, just as they are all aware of breast cancer.