May 17, 2013
Former Shelby School student and preeclampsia survivor Rafelle Deyle (right) organized the Phoenix Promise Walk on Saturday, May 4, one of 44 such walks to take place across the country this year. The 75 participants at Mesa’s Red Mountain Park included quite a few present and former Shelby faculty members and students. Preeclampsia affects 300,000 mothers and babies per year in the U.S. and 10 million worldwide, and remains a leading cause of premature births. Effects include hypertension, edema (swelling), proteinuria and abnormal weight gain. Learn more at www.preeclampsia.org. Walking with Rafelle were her husband, Dane, and their daughter, Kylie Blu. To donate, visit www.promisewalk.org/phoenix.