Through the support of the close friends and family of the Ripka family, we would like to raise money to help cover medical expenses and help provide for Nevaeh down the road as well as a memorial for her father, Alex Ripka.
On June 1, 2023, the unimaginable happened to the Ripka family, Alex, and Nevaeh were in a horrific car accident. Alex was on his way to help a friend on a farm and needed to be there by 4:30 am. Nevaeh was asleep in her car seat when they were both struck by a car in the wrong lane traveling southbound. Alex was trying to get Nevaeh to her grandparent's house, where they would watch Navaeh while Alex worked. The vehicle driving the wrong way smashed into Ripka's car and spun it around into another vehicle. Alex was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. When the ambulance arrived they found Nevaeh and the air lifted her to Gillette Childrens Hospital, where Nevaeh underwent emergency brain surgery to relieve the pressure on her brain. She is currently still in the ICU at Gillettes where she is on life support fighting hard for her life. The parents of Alex and grandparents to sweet Nevaeh, rushed down to the hospital to be with Nevaeh staying with her day and night, not leaving her side.
Nevaeh has a very long road ahead of her and we are hoping for funds to be raised to help with all the medical expenses there will be. We are also raising funds to help with the funeral of Nevaeh's father, Alex.