Michelle's Climb Out of the Darkness Fundraising Page
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Michelle's Climb Out of the Darkness Fundraising Page
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My name is Michelle Anastasio-Festi and I suffered from severe postpartum depression, PTSD and anxiety immediately following the tramautic birth of my son Ethan. I am getting stronger each day with the help of an amazing therapist, life coach and doctors through BlueSky Behavioral Health. However, I do know my journey through PPD is not over and I'm convinced there's a greater purpose for me. I am looking to support Postpartum Support International to raise awareness through their "Climb Out of the Darkness" event, which will help provide resources to the community, expectant moms, and moms who already gave birth and are going through PPD/PPA. Please consider my story and supporting this wonderful cause. 


The local chapter event will take place at the West Hartford Reservoir on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 9 am. All are welcome to walk for this important cause and you are also welcome to donate in lieu of or in addition to participating in the walk.  

ABOUT Climb Out of the Darkness 2019

Postpartum Support International's Climb Out of the Darkness is the world's largest event for raising awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, while raising money and building community.

You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.
If you or someone you know is suffering, PSI can help: Call 1.800.994.4773 or Text 503.894.9453

Name Date Amount Comments
Jessica Rausch 06/21/2019 $50.00  
Donna Gleissner 06/11/2019 $50.00 Michelle, your efforts to help others are inspiring. You are stronger than you think.
Ivona De Carvalho 06/11/2019 $25.00  
Lorraine McLaughlin 06/11/2019 $20.00  
Teresa Phelps 06/10/2019 $50.00 You are a warrior and a beacon of hope for others. Looking dieted to seeing you!
Aurelia Anastasio 06/08/2019 $25.00 Michelle, you are the love of my life. I pray for you every day. You are an amazing person and your progress is inspiring. Love mom
Craig Oshrin 06/05/2019 $30.00 To my wonderfully amazing friend MISH
Michelle Anastasio 06/04/2019 $25.00  
Brian Fry 06/04/2019 $25.00  
Kati Iljushkin-Numa 06/04/2019 $50.00  
  Total $350.00  
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