Laying to rest a beautiful Angel

The Ruben family of 3 beautiful girls has always yearned for a little brother. On July 25th the Ruben family received their biggest surprise yet! They found themselves overwhelmed with joy and laughter when they found out their family was expecting their 4th child, a baby BOY! The girls were ecstatic to have a baby brother and couldnt wait to meet him. December couldn't come soon enough.
Unfortunately, Antonia ran into some health complication very early on into her pregnancy.  This resulted into a high risk pregnancy with some very scary emergency visits to the hospital and more frequent monitoring visits to the doctor.  Despite the circumstances, the Ruben family never lost hope that their little angel would fight through. 
On August 12th, things took a turn for the worse.  The Ruben's found themselves at the ER when Antonia's water had ruptured. Antonia was 20 weeks along. Only half term but nonetheless a complete fully developed little angel was living inside of her.  Upon arriving at the hospital, an ultrasound was performed where the Ruben's received the devastating news that there was no heartbeat.  Despite the heartwrenching news, Matt and Antonia endured a traumatic labor experience to deliver a beautiful angel. 
In the words of a mothers broken heart:
"August Donovan Ruben was born asleep. Into the Lord's arms he went. He was 11.8 ounces and 10 1/2 inches long."
The family is hurting and the sorrow is overwhelming as they make preparations to lay their son August to rest. 
This campaign has been set up for anyone that wishes to contribute to the Ruben family and help with medical bills and funeral costs.
  • Jerrod and Darcy Quarles 
    • $120 
    • 50 mos
  • Kristin Lewis 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
  • Kyli Cruz 
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
  • Jennifer & Jason Daley 
    • $40 
    • 51 mos
  • Mary Sobczak 
    • $75 
    • 51 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jackie Zenner 
Hastings, MN
Antonia Ruben 

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