Riley Jane

$6,414 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 72 months
20,We are humbled by the overwhelming support and outreach we have received from family, friends and even strangers in what is just the beginning of Riley's journey. Many have inquired as to how they can help relieve some of the financial burden and in response to that we have created this GoFundMe account to simplify the donation process. The generosity of those who have expressed a desire to donate to help with gas, lost wages, childcare, medical expenses, so greatly appreciated. Thank you to each and every one of you, we are truly lucky for such an amazing support system.
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Today alone we have received $500 in donations and it isn't even cocktail hour. I am so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, you all really have no idea how much your generosity is helping to ease this burden we are faced with. Really, truly...thank you.
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I woke up this morning and decided I was going to spend the day just being grateful....I said to myself "you're stuck in this tiny room so today if nothing else you are going to sit here being positive and thankful all damn day."

I've snuggled Riley, taking in each and every moment that I am able to spend with her. I've thanked the doctors and nurses profusely every time they've stopped by for all they are doing for us. I've written tons of thank you emails and cards to those who have reached out in support over the past 3 weeks. I've flipped through family photos relishing in how beautiful our girls are and I've focused every thought that enters my mind into being one of thanks.

In return I have spent the day receiving countless messages, voicemails,texts, emails and donations filled with words of encouragement, love and support.

In the midst of all the ugly as I continue to spend my day being thankful it seems that by the minute I am being given more and more things to be thankful for and THAT is truly beautiful. Thank you all.
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In checking my email this morning and seeing the flood of donations from the past 24 hours I am floored by the generosity of friends, family and strangers. We feel so blessed to be on the receiving end of such compassion and thoughtfulness. I simply cannot express how much the positive out pouring and reassurance from you all is helping guide us through these days. xoxo
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$6,414 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 72 months
Created August 12, 2013
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Marie Barlahan
65 months ago

I'm a total stranger but you have inspired me in many ways. Just read your post about having a normal day. My dad passed away in November and I've been craving for "normalcy" in our lives and what I have learned is to accept my "new" normal. You have a precious family and Riley is a warrior. Praying for your family, especially for Riley.

Yasmin Robinson
66 months ago

Heard about you through Meg... hope this little bit helps! Praying for your family xo

Gloria Blomberg
66 months ago

Your mom cuts my hair and I remember you as a little one in the house near Princeton Plaza. Have been reading your story (which should be made into a book for other parents going through this trial) and I pray that good health and happiness is a constant blessing for your family.

Elisheva Basseri
66 months ago

Welcome home little Riley!!

Lisa Weetman
66 months ago

I'm a total stranger that has been and will continue to cheer for your little fighter and family. I love her name. I have a daughter named Riley too.

Shirley Olerich Reha
66 months ago

Alissa, How wonderful to hear that Riley will soon be at home. Much love being sent to you! Shirley, Lauren, Nicole, and David

66 months ago
Julianna Dixon
66 months ago

You do not know me, however I've been following your story through Meg Perotti. I'm so happy you get to finally bring your baby girl home. I wish you all the best with your family. Xo

Julie Friedrich
66 months ago

I have been following your journey via Meg Perotti from the beginning. The number 3 and 9 in chinese are lucky numbers and mean A LONG LIFE AND HAPPINESS. May this help bring that to little Riley......

67 months ago

Wishing y'all the every best and hopefully good news this holiday!

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