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We did it!
June 15, 2016

Thanks to all of your amazing support, we've done it! Not only have I hit my personal goal of raising $300 for Postpartum Progress, but Postpartum  See more

BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS

ORGANIZER: Ashley

EVENT: Climb Out Of The Darkness 2016

EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016

Lea Grover

THE STORY:

In the months after my third child was born, I contemplated suicide many times. I never found the time or energy to care for my home or myself. Not because it wasn't a priority, but because I couldn't do it. The depression was so overwhelming that it made even the most simple, mundane tasks nearly impossible. My life should have been amazing. My husband was healthy, my children were gorgeous and growing, I'd finished my college degree after thirteen years of work, and we were more financially stable than we'd ever been.

But depression doesn't give a shit whether or not your life is supposed to be working itself out.

When I compare myself now to myself when I turned twenty nine, I'm shocked at how thoroughly I've thrived. I'm amazed that I am a person who can deep clean my house from top to bottom and read books with her kids and feed them and take a shower and get prettied up for an evening out with friends and stay hydrated the whole time. The woman who suffered from peri-and post-partum depression four years ago was me, yes, but that woman would never have believed I could be her future. She would never have believed she had a future.

So for my birthday, I'm raising money for her, for all the women like me who needed a lifeline, who needed somebody to explain what had happened to them and to their life, to hold their hands and tell them it's okay. It gets better. It WILL be better. It WILL end, and life will go back to being something more meaningful than an endless parade of guilt and fear and isolation.

$300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Trina and Nathaniel Borenstein

    $50

  • Pamela Valentine

    $25

  • Gabrielle New

    $25

  • Becca and Jim Nolan

     

  • Jeanne Nelson

    $50

  • Sarah and Pasha

     

  • Sandra

    $50

  • Sarah Parisi

    $10

  • Carlos Hernandez

    $25

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100% Raised of $300 Goal

The Team: $3,002 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Ritter

Amount Raised

$1,687

 

169% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margarita Valbuena

Amount Raised

$450

 

113% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Drozd

Amount Raised

$365

Fundraiser Title

Lea Grover

Amount Raised

$300

 

100% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Miller

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Siembra SiSi

Amount Raised

$0

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Cateresa Matthews

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Ritter

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sarah Parisi

Sarah Parisi

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Sandra

Sandra

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sarah and Pasha

Sarah and Pasha

2 years ago

Jeanne Nelson

Jeanne Nelson

DONATION: $50

Thank you, Lea, for making this a priority! And happy birthday! 2 years ago

Becca and Jim Nolan

Becca and Jim Nolan

In light, hope, and friendship we donate. 2 years ago

Gabrielle New

Gabrielle New

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Pamela Valentine

Pamela Valentine

DONATION: $25

Happy birthday! 2 years ago

Trina and Nathaniel Borenstein

Trina and Nathaniel Borenstein

DONATION: $50

2 years ago