The PCA established the Kelly A. Dorn Ramirez Travel Grant in 2018 to honor Kelly Ramirez.

Kelly, a survivor of PPCM, attended the 1st Annual PCA Survivor Meet Up in October 2014. It was there that she met and bonded with other PPCM survivors and forged many meaningful friendships. The meet up and Kelly’s experience attending meant a great deal to her. Sadly, Kelly passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2014.

To honor Kelly, the PCA will award a minimum of 2 Travel Grants each year to individuals from North America that wish to attend the Annual PCA Survivors Meet-up but require financial assistance to do so. Each grant will cover travel and lodging expenses up to $1,000 per individual. The 6th Annual PCA Meet Up occurred October 25-27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 The 10th Annual PCA Meet Up will occur October 13-15, 2023. Travel Grant applications will be accepted through July 31, 2023.

Click here to access Travel Grant application.

2019 Awardees

Melissa Caddick, survivor since 2008
Shawna Gurgul, survivor since 2010
Julie Simniok, survivor since 2018

2018 Awardees

Ebony Smith-Thomas, survivor since 2016
Treasure Taylor, survivor since 2014