In Our Day and Time…Remembering Emilly and Connor

April 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 oklahomacity@preeclampsia.org.

Join, Laura and Emilly and Connor’s family and friends so that in our day and time, preeclampsia is eradicated.


One comment

  1. I was amazed at this story, my son and I came very close to dying in 2002 when he was born. A long time in the hospital and many prayers later we are alive and well, I am sorry to hear that Emily and Conner did not survive, this is an awsome way to honor their memory and bring about awarness. God Bless each of you and I pray you are successful.

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