As most/all of you know, Lauren & JT sadly lost their 2 beautiful baby girls without ever having seen it coming. The surgery to remove (cut off) the "TRAP" triplet was so hopeful and positive with an amazing future envisioned for the entire family. However, they now have a new reality and I want to do everything i can to make that transition into this "new reality" even a little bit easier.
There are a few plans- one is to plant a tree (or 2) in Greensboro in rememberance of the girls, along with a plaque that will have a special message that JT, Lauren, Kayleigh, Troy and all of their many loving friends & family can visit for years to come.
Of course, this all costs money and there are now medical costs from her appointments with specialists, surgeons, etc. that have been adding up. I'm hoping to get this set up for all of you who love and adore this perfect family to have a place to support them when they need it most.
With JT deployed, it's unimaginable that Lauren is here dealing with this terrible loss (for the second time in less than 6 months!) and I want to be able to do and give her anything and everything that will put a smile on her face and ease the pain-- even if only for a moment.
Flowers have been coming in regularly now, and each time she is touched and feels blessed to have such amazing friends and family that love and support her- but they are also yet another reminder of the pain & loss we are all enduring. What would be great is for all of you who love the Berry family and want to help or show your support, is to donate (as little or as much as you feel you are able to!) and help with a variety of costs- from their medical bills to the tree donation in rememberance, to the new activity we've adopted to "busy" ourselves in this devastating time- reorganizing and structuring her home in hopes of the thought that by giving her a relaxing and beautiful place to decompress every day, that MAY make this entire grieving process and the days to come a little easier.
Thank you all for what you've already done and will continue to do to support and love and appreciate this incredible woman- and amazing family that have without a doubt touched SO many lives (anyone who has met them or even have heard about their story!)
For the "full" (or more) information on thier story, you can visit Lauren's blog site: http://blendedberrys.blogspot.com/2015/01/dear-girls.html
I will end by saying I feel so proud and overwhelmed with love and eternal loyalty to my brave and courageous sister-in-law. For anyone who isn't aware, Lauren exudes the level of selflessness that apologizes to ME and her own MOTHER on the same day she found out the horrific news that she has lost her two beautiful baby girls (only 5 months after having lost another baby Berry- grief and loss which had never (and won't ever) left her heart.... She apologizes to us that we have to go through this! Unspeakable strength and love for others.
She is the most incredible mother, sister, wife, daughter and human being I've ever met- she deserves the world and I know if anyone asked her what she wants right now- Her response would ABSOLUTELY be "I want my girls back"..... Since we can't give her that, let's rally together and at least help to ease the financial burden she has been enduring through this horrible time, particularly while her husband is still deployed to Afghanistan.
Any and all little bit helps! Thank you all in advance!
- Chris & Colleen Werner
- Martin Cagle
- The Marcellus/Mynetta Smith Family
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