The Ree Wynn Foundation was started in 2012 in response to the sudden and unexpected loss of our family member, Reeshemah (Ree) Wynn to TTP (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) . Ree went home to be with the Lord in less than 24 hours of being diagnosed with the disease.
On January 4, 2012, Reeshemah went to Cooper Hospital in Camden New Jersey, complaining of a headache, chest pains, and nausea. After a number of tests, she was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder TTP. As the doctors prepared her for a plasma exchange, Reeshemah experienced complications. Doctors were unable to perform the plasma exchange which is the standard treatment for TTP. Early morning on January 5, 2012, Reeshemah closed her eyes and went home to rest in the arms of Jesus. She will always have a special place in our hearts forever.
Reeshemah was otherwise in great health. She did not have any significant signs of illness. Yet, this disorder took hold of her without warning. Her death has left us all in a state of shock. Our only recourse is to work to find a cause and cure so other people and families don’t suffer in the same way.
The efforts of the Ree Wynn Foundation will increase awareness and support research for treatment of this rare and fatal disease. The foundation will raise funds and provide grant opportunities for organizations committed to reducing complications and fatalities of TTP. The foundation will also focus on women’s health, since this population is most affected by the disorder.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die…