Call to Action for Nykky Floyd - gofundme.com/f/nykky-floyd
Friends, We’re reaching out to share some difficult news from our Savannah community – and to ask for your help.
Last week, we lost a young mother who passed away after giving birth to her second son at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital. Nykky Floyd was a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, an avid supporter of perinatal mothers, and a fierce advocate for improving Black maternal health, especially in the Savannah area. Nykky volunteered as a state coordinator with Postpartum Support International, connecting local mothers and families with resources and support, and passionately supported our Savannah Climb Out of the Darkness team.
There is a GoFundMe set up to raise money for Nykky’s family for funeral expenses, medical bills, and basic needs for Nykky and Jalil’s infant son, Ehren. If you’re able to donate, please do. This family needs the support of our entire community, as well as the greater maternal and mental health community.
Please share the link wherever you can – every dollar counts: gofundme.com/f/nykky-floyd
In the maternal mental health world, we hear a lot of statistics about maternal mortality, specifically for Black women, and especially in the South. Georgia has in fact been named “the most dangerous state for pregnant women.”
We need to work together to make sure that Nykky is not just a statistic. Nykky was an incredible mother and human who dedicated so much energy toward improving maternal health, yet she lost her life after giving birth. We cannot stay silent about this.
Let’s all do our part to speak up about the public health crisis affecting our country’s Black mothers – including the racism, sexism, and medical neglect that have contributed to this crisis. Let’s make sure we all do our part to support and hold up the families who have lost their loved ones.
The PSI-GA team is sharing this message that was written by the Maternal Mental Health Collective of Savannah. We appreciate that allowed us to share this message and that they organized this fundraiser to support Nykky's family to help alleviate the financial burden while they grieve this devastating loss.
If you have time and/or money to donate, please spread the word and donate today to support this Georgia family.