UPDATE April 24 2019: After 7 months 3 weeks and 4 days Ruthie Grace has finally graduated from the NICU!!! Yesterday was the big day she got to move the rehab facility to start preparing to come home. For the first time in her life she got to go outside, ride in the ambulance, and felt a few drops of rain! A huge day for the whole family, Ruthie is still settling but there are more mountains to climb for this family we love so much. Alicin and Jared will be undergoing lots of training, meetings, and paperwork and getting all the medical equipment and supplies needed to bring Ruthie home safely. Number one on that list is a generator. Which will be a costly (about $4,000) but vital need for the family going forward in Ruthie's care. We are asking you to pray for continued love and support and if you can help financially to please donate. Alicin has also set up a facebook page you can follow Ruthie's progress on "Ruthie's Journey" ORIGINAL POST: Thank you for visiting. Not only are we asking for help for our beloved friends Alicin, Jared and baby Ruthie but also prayers. Ruthie came emergency c-section on Sunday the 26th 8:57pm, she is 1lb 13oz and is in the NICU. ￼ With having major surgery and having their little one in the hospital for an undetermined amount of time, Alicin and Jared need to not worry about missing time from work and focus on healing and their new little girl ❤ Being self employed means not having any paid maternity leave to fall back on and every day Alicin spends healing from surgery and staying with Ruthie is money they won't have for day to day expenses, not to mention the impeding medical bills. Anything you can contribute is appreciated and if you can not give financially sharing is just as helpful. And please continue to pray for them!