On April 20, from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Salon Avante is helping raise money for fellow coworker Jodi Upton. This a single mom was 7 months pregnant and suffered from preeclampsia.
“We are hosting a fundraiser to help with rent, bills and my finances including medical bills due to all this. She will be out of work for a while. Which is difficult for her,” said Salon Avante owner Brenda Oliverez. (Thousands of women and babies die or get very sick each year from a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preeclampsia and related disorders such as HELLP syndrome and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby. Although, Jodi did survive this ordeal, baby did not.)
The salon, located at 11001 W. Fairmont Parkway in La Porte, asks that each person who gets their hair cut durning this time donate a minimum of $15 toward the cause. For more information contact Brenda Olivarez at email@example.com.