In Our Day and Time…Remembering Emilly and ConnorApril 11, 2012
“I never have thought that in our day and time; women could still die in childbirth…” commented Laura Morrison, the Oklahoma City Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Coordinator. Laura now knows all too well, however, how women are still dying.
This time last year Laura and her family were awaiting the birth of their first grandchild, a baby shower ahead and all those dreams and expectations. Instead, their son’s girlfriend, Emilly, developed preeclampsia a month from her due date and the worst nightmare happened instead. Emilly and baby Connor both died. Emilly was just 23 years old.
Laura had barely heard of preeclampsia and didn’t know the signs and symptoms until they lost Emilly and Connor. She now works with the Preeclampsia Foundation to change that for others. Laura is holding her first annual Oklahoma City Promise Walk for Preeclampsia on May 12 at the Stars and Stripes Park.
Walk Day will include a raffle, silent auction, kids’ activities as well as a moment of remembrance for those lost and for survivors. Well on their way to their goal of $8400, there is still time to register. Go to www.promisewalk.org/oklahomacity to register or donate. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join, Laura and Emilly and Connor’s family and friends so that in our day and time, preeclampsia is eradicated.