Celeste Goodwin
  • National Award Winning Mom
  • Inspirational Speaker 
  • Author of  "A Boy Back From Heaven"
  • Healthcare Advocacy Speaker
  • Founder of the National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation
  • Advocate 
  • Motivator

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Awards & Accomplishments


  • 2010 - Founded the National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation. 

  • 2010 - Successful in having Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal proclaim the first ever pediatric blood pressure awareness month in Louisiana.   

  • 2012 - Selected as Baton Rouge City Social Magazine's Extraordinary Woman for January, 2012. 

  • 2012 - Successful in having the mayor of Paducah, KY proclaim the first ever Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Day on July 21, 2012. 

  • 2012 - Celeste was invited to be the feature presenter at Southern University School of Nursing's General Assembly to 400+ nursing students.  

  • Celeste's work has been featured in newspaper and magazine publications in various states throughout the country. 

  • Celeste has been featured as a guest on local and regional news and radio programs.





"Celeste speaks from her heart/life experiences.  She builds a bridge of understanding that allows the audience to envision what she is sharing.  Her motivation as a speaker is to share her experience and educate her audience; to empower them with knowledge that could potentially save a child's life.  She has credibility as a speaker because she has researched and educated herself on her child's health condition; she is now considered a subject matter expert."

Tina Stallings, MSN, RN-C Operational Excellence Coordinator
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales, LA

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"On August 24, 2012, Celeste came and spoke with nursing students at Southern University School of Nursing (SUSON). We were informed that the speaker had a very moving and mind blowing speech on why blood pressure should be taken on children. Celeste spoke of her son Matthew and how he went through a lot at such a young age, not really understanding what was happening to his body but accepting it and trying to get well. The importance of blood pressure being taken of children was not priority unless there was an emergency situation. On that day we all understood the importance of blood pressure being assessed on children, had it been taken earlier, interventions towards Matthew’s health would have been implemented."

Darius Matthews - Nursing Student Southern University School of Nursing

"The presentation done by Mrs. Celeste on August 24, 2012 at Southern University's Nursing School General Assembly was phenomenonal! I could feel her son's pain and braveness as well as her and her husband's indecisiveness in trying to figure out ways to save their baby. Her son Matthew's testimony is amazing and its living proof that through God, faith, prayer, and dedicated nurses, lives that could have been lost are saved! Im sure I could speak for the whole S.U.S.O.N family when I say that this presentation impacted and inspired all who was able to be apart of! Thank you again Mrs. Celeste and Matthew for confirmation and affirmation as to why Im pursuing a career in Nursing- to be able to save lives and just be there for sick, hurting people whenever they are in need!"

Deyonna Lockett, #FutureNurse, Spring2014