The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission. In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to offer support, education, and advocacy for the mothers in their area, we have created a Volunteer of the Month announcement to highlight our supporters.
ICAN is pleased to announce Bronwyn Fackrell, ICAN of the Capital District as the February 2018 Volunteer of the Month!
What led you to ICAN?
I read Jennifer Block’s book Pushed when it came out in 2007, where she mentions spending time with ICAN members and learning what they wish they had known. I didn’t know at the time that my third child would be born via classical c-section the following year, after two straightforward vaginal births.
What motivates you as a volunteer?
There is so much I wish I had known as a first-time mom. The information is readily available and it’s a matter of helping people find it.
What are your other professions and passions outside of ICAN?
I have been involved with Special Scars for about seven years, and a member of the board for three years. I’m also very active in my church where I accompany the choir. Horses have also been a lifelong passion. But mostly, I’m raising my five kids.
What moment makes you proudest as an ICAN volunteer?
My proudest moment was beginning to establish a relationship with a local hospital’s Women’s and Children’s education department.
What moment was hardest for you?
The hardest is knowing there are so many people to reach and so many roadblocks spreading the word.
Thank you for all you do, Bronwyn!