Katie and her partner have very sadly suffered a recent traumatic ectopic pregnancy. She is passionate about raising awareness of ectopic pregnancies. Katie arranged this charity walk with her mum, Lisa. They walked from Reddich Hospital to Evesham and did loops for 24 hours. Finishing at a local pub which really brought friends, family and the community together. We are so proud, grateful and in awe of Katie and Lisa. Please read her story below and what led her to take on this challenge and also take a look at the coverage they gained in their local press.
Katie’s ectopic pregnancy story
We did it! It was surprisingly ‘easier’ than we thought, and we had finished 46 miles by lunch time. Stopped at our local pub and then completed the last 4 miles with lots of friends and family, which was amazing! We had the best support all the way through, especially my dad who had drove the whole way with us, meeting us every 2 miles with supplies. My family are amazing.
The main purpose behind the walk was to raise awareness, I’d never heard of an ectopic pregnancy before, so many people who we speak to haven’t either, which is shocking. Raising money was an added bonus. It also meant that my baby, had a chance to make a change through us, that we hadn’t been through everything for nothing. My Fallopian tube ruptured on the 24th of June this year, I lost so much blood I was within minutes of death. I had two shots of methotrexate, and was told it had a 99% success rate. But it made no effect. We had made it past 3 months when I ruptured. 3 months of growing our baby, to not get to see his face. The most difficult thing I faced after surgery, I had a full caesarian, was knowing I had lost part of my fertility. I’m 26. Knowing I can help other woman, families, by simply walking – incredible. For the woman going through an ectopic pregnancy, is so lonely. I’ve learnt that its so lonely, especially when the majority of people haven’t heard of it. Which is why the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust are amazing. giving woman a place to speak, a place to come together. So thank you for that.
Here is a link to Katie’s coverage in her local paper, such amazing awareness.
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