Big Motivation from a Tiny Inspiration in New HampshireFebruary 8, 2011
Great things come in small packages. Megan Stuart knows this all too well. The Promise Walk coordinator from the small state of New Hampshire gave birth to her daughter, Kallyn, nearly two months early. Kallyn weighed in at a tiny 3 lbs and nine ounces after Megan developed preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome and was forced to deliver by emergency c-section.
Kallyn may have been small, but she overcame her early entrance into this world and gave her mom a new mission. In 2009, Megan introduced New Hampshire to the Preeclampsia Foundation with the first preeclampsia awareness walk in the state.
Last year, the little state of New Hampshire pulled in big money raising $2500. For 2011, they have even higher goals looking to bring in $3450.
Like many of the walks around the country, New Hampshire has found ways to make their walk a fun event for the entire family. DJ Cooper Fox will be there as well as free refreshments, free face painting, raffle and door prizes.
There are also many opportunities for survivors and supporters to come together and reflect on the gravity of the disease, to recognize those lost to preeclampsia and look toward a tomorrow with nothing but healthy mommies and babies.
If you are in the New Hampshire area on May 21st register to walk and be a part of something big going on in little New Hampshire.
Click here to register for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in New Hampshire. http://www.promisewalk.org/pfpw/fundevent.asp?nnaffundid=14