Mother of the Month: April 2017

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Nequel Allen on being selected as the April Mother of the Month.

Nequel is an expecting mother who was nominated by her MomCare advisor, Jane Gavan.

“When I first talked to her, I just knew that I had to nominate her for the Mother of the Month” Jane said. “We began talking and I found out that she was staying with her grandparents because her apartment was condemned due to a faulty roof. She lost everything! I just wanted to bring some sunlight into her life. She is very motivated and is trying to do everything that she can to give her child a healthy start at life.”

Nequal found out about her pregnancy after being hospitalized due to dehydration and having low nutrient levels. Thanks to the help of Jane and Rejoice, her outreach coordinator, Nequal is on track to have a healthy pregnancy. After she gives birth, Nequal plans to obtain her GED while working.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Mother of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes, we would like congratulate Nequal on being chosen as the Mother of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here