Perinatal Depression is a disorder that causes pregnant women to have extreme feelings of sadness, anxiety and fatigue during and after pregnancy.
On Saturday, there were plenty cars that owners brought to Haynes Park to win trophies — but that wasn’t the main reason they were there.
In 2015, Susan and Ray Aguayo lost their daughter to a silent killer. Kassy was pregnant at the time, but knew that something was wrong with her. She went to a doctor with this problem who told her it was just hormones. The doctor was wrong.
That silent killer is known as Perinatal Depression, which is a disorder that causes pregnant women to have extreme feelings of sadness, anxiety and fatigue during and after pregnancy, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
The institute also says close to 30 percent of women suffer from the disorder every year. Around 10 percent never get help for it.
Unfortunately, Kassy Aguayo didn’t get help in time. These days, her parents help others like her with information on where to get help.
The car show was hosted by the Aguayos and the Blue Cross Institute to raise awareness and money for the cause every year.
“My wife has dedicated her life towards this cause and helps others like her,” Ray Aguayo said.
The car show was a success as far as raising awareness for Perinatal Depression.
“I think people like getting the trophy for their car, of course, but most of them are here to support the cause,” said Karen Roybal, secretary of the East Coast Blue Cross Board .
Car clubs and individual car owners showed up with their classics, imports and just average A to B rides.
“We are thankful to everyone who came,” Aguayo said.