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Pennsylvania- Hershey

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Tomorrow we #CLIMBOUT!!! Here's the details!!!
June 23, 2017

Tomorrow we climb out! Do you have any questions? Please feel free to ask!! LOCATION & MEETING SPOT- We are meeting at Shank Park in Hershey  See more
Kaitlyn Gingrich

THE STORY:

Hi! I'm Kate Gingrich and I'm a stay at home mom and a pmad survivor. I live in Middletown PA with my amazing husband Andy and our two kids (Finn almost 4/yo and Annie 2/yo). We are expecting our third wild child in September. Here's my story- I had my first child (Finn) with little issues. My pregnancy and postpartum period went fairly smooth. Aside from some minor anxiety and baby blues, becoming a mother was an enjoyable experience for me. Things changed drastically for me when I got pregnant with my second child (Annie). I was moody, irritable, incredibly lonely, sad, felt bouts of rage, hopelessness, confusion and I was extremely anxious all the time. Finn was only 1 year at the time and a very, very (very) busy toddler boy. I was having trouble coping with having a toddler and a new baby on the way. Annie was born when Finn was 20 months old and my overall mental health did not improve. In fact, it got worse. She cried alllllll day for months and months (and months). Nothing we would do would make her content, she just cried and cried. I couldn't take her anywhere since she would be too much to handle plus chasing a busy toddler at that point was too much for my anxiety. We spent most of our days at home just the three of us. The loneliness was unbearable at times. My emotions and moods got worse and I was terrified with thoughts that I would never make it out of the nightmare I was stuck in. I went to numerous doctors- my pediatrician, my OB and my general practitioner. I finally got some positive guidance and was able to see a therapist. She set me up with a psychiatrist (which took 3 months to get an appointment and was a 45 min drive away from my house) but I was finally getting help and that's all that counts. Finally I had connected with people that cared, that understood and wanted to help me. I was officially diagnosed with pregnancy depression/anxiety and Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD when Annie was 9 months old. Yes, it took over 18 months from when I started to experience symptoms to get the help I needed and to begin the road to healing. Over the past year and a half, I have been treating my anxiety with medication at times, counseling, A LOT of time spent outdoors healing, hiking and time in nature with other parents. It's been a long and hard journey, but I have met so many amazing and incredibly strong moms who have also struggled. Life makes more sense when you know you're not alone. I want all moms to know they are not alone and they always have a community of support out there. "Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise." ~ Maya Angelou ❤️ *** CLIMB INFO*** The Hershey Team Climb Out of the Darkness will be at Shank Park on Saturday, June 24th, at 10am. Shank Park is located at 781 Bullfrog Valley Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036. This event is for the WHOLE family and all supporters. We will meet at the large playground and after some quick introductions will begin our "climb" at 10:30am. We plan to walk for 45 min, then turn around. Plan is to get back to play area at noon and do a "bring your own picnic" together by the playground where we can all chat and enjoy one another's company. This path has two playgrounds, bathrooms and it's fully paved. Perfect for any type of stroller. Can't wait to #climbout with you!!! Help us shine the light of hope! ***

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$1,347

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shaunna Foell

    $25

  • The Small Family

    $25

  • Mindy W

    $25

  • Bonnie Dodge

     

  • Daphne Mark

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Feath

    $37

  • Pamela Zeger

    $25

  • Dr. Heidi Hutchison

    $100

  • Mom

    $25

  • Middletown Cemetery

    $250

  • Kristin Sites

     

  • Connie Pelak

    $50

  • Emily Richter

    $50

  • Shannon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Elizabeth Fenstermacher

    $25

  • Cindy Hannah

    $25

  • Pam Eberhart

    $15

  • Ariel Abramowitz

     

  • Julie Mestemaker

    $50

  • Denise & Ira Lager

    $50

  • Matt and Jackie

    $100

  • Melissa Acri

    $25

  • Carrie & Rob Lager

    $50

  • The Palmatier Family

    $25

  • Yasmin Brown

    $25

  • Beth Maurer

    $10

  • Beth Maurer

    $10

  • Shelley & Kevin O.

    $50

  • Bob & Donna Richter

    $20

  • Serena & Zach Bitzer

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kaitlyn Huczko

     

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135% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,347 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Eberhart

Amount Raised

$462

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Emily Richter

Amount Raised

$415

 

83% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Gingrich

Amount Raised

$335

 

34% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Amanda Brackbill

Amount Raised

$75

 

8% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Holly Scally

Amount Raised

$35

Fundraiser Title

Karen Shiffler

Amount Raised

$25

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Ashley Clugston

Amount Raised

$0

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Amy Torres

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kaitlyn Huczko

Kaitlyn Huczko

Get it, Jess!! Awesome mom, awesome athlete! 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Serena & Zach Bitzer

Serena & Zach Bitzer

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Bob & Donna Richter

Bob & Donna Richter

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Shelley & Kevin O.

Shelley & Kevin O.

DONATION: $50

Sorry we can't be there in person to support this cause but we'll be thinking of you! Xo 3 months ago

Beth Maurer

Beth Maurer

DONATION: $10

In celebration of your rising! 3 months ago

Beth Maurer

Beth Maurer

DONATION: $10

In celebration of your rising! 3 months ago

Yasmin Brown

Yasmin Brown

DONATION: $25

<3 3 months ago

The Palmatier Family

The Palmatier Family

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Carrie & Rob Lager

Carrie & Rob Lager

DONATION: $50

3 months ago