Ok, we need to let them know!
Anne organized a great conference! The first night was the teary part: with her talking about her experience and Stuart and Pat, that lost their wives, and Aimee talking about Nicky's NICU stay and her subsequent successful pregnancy. It was very emotional and it touched everyone. You should have seen dr. L trying to hear every word when Aimee was talking about Nicki's hospital stay. I wish we had more doctors! This is the kind of thing they need to see.
On Thursday it was action day: Eleni boosted the day by asking us to find out which of us ran a marathon and spoke to more than 250 people and organized an event... which was fun because the night before we mostly talked about how preeclampsia affected us.
Anne talked about the history of the Foundation and emphasized how far we went to get here.
Carol made everyone brainstorm ideas for chapters and fundraising, Paul presented the registry idea,
Eleni gave us a great PR 101 class and
then Dr. E. gave a great speech and answered questions.
The picnic with the candlelight vigil was great as well. Nancy came with the kids and Elisabeth came with Indigo and it was like a big family meeting. Norlissa, Nancy and Carrie organized the candlelight vigil. It was very touching to see everyone think about lost babies and mothers.
It was a well rounded event and I think we all got what we came for and more. Me and Paul were very impressed and happy that we came: we shared stories, found similarities, learned a bit, communicate our thoughts and put faces to Internet profiles.
Your turn! If you went to the conference, please add your thoughts about it!
Mother of Angel - stillborn on Feb 17, 2003 (24wGA, 410g)