When You Shop with Us: The Story of Denise & Jenna

When You Shop with Us: The Story of Denise & Jenna

On a hot summer day in 2003, I went to work feeling just fine. At 18 weeks pregnant, I worked hard to save up money to parent my daughter. Around lunch time that day, I started to feel woozy. A co-worker looked at me, commented on how pale I looked, and sent me home. I called my beloved paternal grandmother who told me to eat a sandwich and go to bed. The Polish, we solve all things with food. When I woke up from my nap, darkness had already settled in, as had chills and sweats. I took my temperature and it read 104.3. I immediately called the clinic, who patched me to the doctor on call at the hospital as it was after hours. He told me to come in immediately. I drove myself to the hospital; I wouldn't drive again until after my daughter was born. Things begin to get blurry here. I remember my grandmothers arriving to sit with...
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