This from Pastor Kim at Our Savior’s Baton Rouge.

Babble: A New Generation of Parents

WINNER

★ EDUCATION

Celeste Goodwin

Celeste’s son lived for four years with undiagnosed hypertension, and, at the fragile age of five, underwent an auto kidney transfusion — a major surgery that might not have been needed if he were diagnosed at an earlier age. Knowing the key to diagnoses is blood pressure testing, Celeste founded the National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation, which calls for regular blood pressure testing of children three years or older. She is currently pushing for screenings at schools and public events in hopes that more children will be diagnosed and receive treatment for hypertension as soon as possible.

“The $5,000 prize will be donated to the National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation. This is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has a goal to educate on the important aspects of routine blood pressure screenings for kids. The NPBPAFwould be able to use the generous award to help us continue our educational program to ensure that all children have a chance to be successful. Our children are our future. Let’s give them every opportunity possible to succeed in school and life. Many thanks to Babble for allowing so many great mothers to be showcased for the phenomenal work they are doing. I feel truly honored to have my name among so many courageous women.”