Healing Her Heart Through Writing and Walking

April 17, 2013

Ty Allen is a poet and the mommy to a little girl named Tanasia… who lived for just 24 days.  This year, she has also become a walk coordinator bringing the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia to Washington, DC.Tyrishma_allen3

In 2008, Ty was pregnant with her first and only baby, when at 25 weeks pregnant, she began to notice some swelling in her feet.  Friends suggested it was normal pregnancy swelling, but Ty knew she just didn’t feel right and made an appointment with her doctor.

At Ty’s appointment, she discovered her blood pressure was very high and she was spilling proteins into her urine.  She had preeclampsia, just as she feared: two days later she had an emergency c-section.  Her baby girl weighed just one pound and 14 ounces and eventually succumbed to an infection in her intestines.

As a poet, Ty believes that writing helps her to heal even if it can never erase the pain and memory of loss and has been a strong advocate for the Preeclampsia Foundation Community Forum section Writing Heals.  She will also incorporate those talents into her walk with a poetry reading and art table, along with a raffle, health screenings and kids’ activities.

The Washington, DC Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be held on May 18th at the Wheaton Region Park.  Participants will also have the chance to win a Bob Revolution SE from our National Sponsor Britax.  Register now at www.promisewalk.org/washingtondc.


One comment

  1. sad, no body should ever have to experience this.

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