Give A Little

Shannon over at Cerebral Palsy Baby has been a great help and resource to me as I raise Charlie. Her own daughter, Darsie, is an itty-bitty, gorgeous child who happens to have hemiplegia. She is doing extremely well.

Well, Shannon is doing a raffle to help raise funds for the Pre-eclampsia foundation. Shannon herself had preeclampsia, which led to the premature births of both her daughters. For those of you who don’t know, preeclampsia is high blood pressure during pregnancy. Women who suffer from it can die or their babies can die. It is extremely serious and for the many women the only cure is to not be pregnant anymore.

Honestly, it’s kind of mind boggling that in this day and age, women and children are still dying from from something that appears so simple. If we can put a man on the moon, and live underwater, and give people fake limbs then surely some advances can be made to help women carry their pregnancies to term.

Shannon has all the details on her site here. For as little as a dollar you could win an absolutely gorgeous quilt. I don’t need to tell you that a handmade quilt is extremely valuable. Shannon is quite crafty and I know that whoever wins the quilt will be quite lucky. So. . . if you’ve got a few dollars to donate, head on over.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am heading over to her site now to donate. I had pre-eclampsia twice. The first time, it nearly took my life and was in ICU. My son didn’t survive from it. I just delivered at 33 wks, 12 days ago to healthy baby boy. Pre-eclampsia occured again but not nearly as bad as the first time. It’s a nasty thing.

    Tam in TX

  2. Tam in TX! I remember–it must have been two years ago when you posted on my blog about losing your baby. I am so happy to hear that your second pregnancy made it to thirty-three weeks! Congratulations.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    “If we can put a man on the moon, and live underwater, and give people fake limbs then surely some advances can be made to help women carry their pregnancies to term.

    At the very least!

  4. itsjustmeagain says:

    Happy Mother’s Day

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  6. I will certainly check you out. I too had pre-eclampsia with my first pregnancy. I was on bed rest for about 2 months and then I had an emergency c-section at 34 weeks to save oldest’s life. They had lost his heart beat and within about minutes he was born.

    -S.