Chance for Rayne

$20,206 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 52 months
On a beautiful January 9th, 2015 our world was blessed with Rayne. This Rayne didn’t come in drops to be whisked away by windshield wipers or puddled on uneven sidewalks or streets. This Rayne came as a gift of love, that love, puddling into our hearts.

Matt and Melissa (Newman) Ellington, along with Zane, her two year old brother, were anxiously awaiting this new edition to their little family. Melissa was due on January 17th, but wasn't overly surprised when she went into labor that Friday morning. Rayne came quickly, and it was a blessing in disguise.

Rayne Anne Ellington was born around 11:43 am, weighing 7 lbs 6 oz and 19 inches long. These are pretty healthy stats for a newborn, but Rayne was already fighting for her life. She was born with bacteroids (an infection in the placenta) and Meconium during birth (she inhaled feces). She had weak lungs due to borderline diabetes during pregnancy and her kidneys are weak because of lack of oxygen at birth. She also has a hole in her heart.

Shortly after birth, the doctors decided to lifeflight her from Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, Utah to Primary Children’s hospital in Salt Lake City. The doctors felt it would be the best place for her in case she took a turn for the worse. Because Melissa couldn't take the trip with her little girl, Matt was able to take the journey with her. Neither parent was able to hold her in their arms.  Read more at:  http://chance4rayne.blogspot.com

We are raising funds to help Rayne's family with the  high medical costs associated with a long term NICU stay & ECMO treatment.

We appreciate any donations!

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Chance4Rayne Forecast: Rayne is continuing to progress. She is getting stronger & now holding her head up. We are thrilled with her continued progress! We are going to transition from Gofundme & do updates on Facebook. We are so grateful for all of you & your generous donations! We couldn't have reached our goals without each of you!!! THANK YOU!!!
Rayne lifting her head!
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Forecast4Rayne: The Chance4Rayne Yard Sale was a great success! Thank you to everyone who contributed by donating items or purchasing items! We could not have done it without your help! We raised $2558.11 & received a generous anonymous donation of $5000!!! We simply cannot express enough gratitude for your generosity & help. The Ellington's & extended families are overwhelmed with the kindness & generosity of so many people!!! Thank you again for your support & generosity in behalf of the Ellington family.
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Forecast4Rayne: Chance4Rayne Yard Sale Fundraiser this Saturday from 7:00am-1:00pm to help with Rayne's medical bills. Please message us on Facebook to have items picked up or for drop off information. We are still accepting donations such as bikes, furniture, indoor & outdoors sporting equipment, tools, & toys. Also come enter a drawing for 2 person fly fishing trip, or 2 nights for up to 5 people at a Brighton Chalet. The cousins will have a lemonade stand & treats. Hope to see you there!
Yard Sale this Saturday!
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Forecast4Rayne: It has been raining miracles!!! Rayne continues to AMAZE the doctors! She is over 13 pounds, the cutest little chubby thing! She smiles, plays with her tongue, blow bubbles and giggles at Zane. The little things we didn't know if she would ever do. Rayne is reaching for toys and she continues to get stronger. She has had weekly doctor appointments, & because of her progress she doesn't need to go for 2 months! Her tube feedings have decreased as well & she is drinking more from her bottle. We have a lot to be thankful for! Chance4Rayne yard sale, treats for sale & drawing (fly fishing trip & other things) on May 30th! Let us know if you have items for pick up or drop off. We are looking for tools, furniture, outdoor & indoor sports equipment, apple products etc. Thank you for your generosity & support!
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Raised by 86 people in 52 months
Created February 3, 2015
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Tiffany Robles
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I hope to meet Rayne and see family in August on my brief visit. Blessing to Rayne and the family.

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