Medical and Funeral Bills for Rowan Griffin

Rowan Griffin

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever...

Rowan Griffin Knight entered this world on June 28, 2020, six weeks early. We knew he was a little fighter from that moment on. He came out in distress and swallowed meconium in the placenta. He battled pneumonia, had to be intubated, and ultimately was airlifted to MCV Children’s Hospital to receive more specific care, and so his parents could get answers. It was there that doctors discovered he had a blood clot in his heart and a brain bleed that had caused severe damage in utero - truly a fluke incident. He would not have much quality of life due to these issues. With Rowan’s future and long-term quality of life in mind, Megan and Steadman together made the devastating decision to redirect care, allowing him to pass away peacefully. They do not want to see him suffer, and he has already been through so much. Rowan was baptized on July 9, and Megan and Steadman are getting to hold him and cherish him in his last moments.

Megan and Steadman aren’t ones to ask for help. They’re two of the strongest, most resilient people that I know. So I’m asking for them. They had a $7,000 insurance deductible that they reached not long after Rowan entered the NICU, and funeral costs will be in excess of $10,000. The last thing I want is them getting bombarded by exorbitant bills only months after burying their baby boy. We can only dream of what life would be like with Rowan. Megan and Steadman spent the pregnancy thinking of a future with him, how he would complement their family. We will never get to see what he would become, and we will never understand why something like this would happen. After a healthy and positive pregnancy, passing all tests with flying colors, this is a complete shock to Megan, Steadman, and the rest of the family.

While this won’t bring Rowan back, I hope it will lessen the burden on them so they can focus on healing as a family. Rowan’s big brother Wyatt, who turns 3 this month, will have to readjust to life without the little brother he’s been told about for so many months. He will undoubtedly be confused, and will have to adapt to a situation where his parents are grieving while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy for him - in a time that is most certainly not normal. Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love, support, meal gift cards, etc. This is not something that anyone should ever have to go through, much less without a support system. Even though all of the support must remain virtual right now, Megan and Steadman thank you from the bottoms of their hearts.

Rowan made an indelible impact on our lives, though his time on this earth was brief. You may not be living here for all to see, but in our hearts you will be living forever. Rest In Peace, Rowan Griffin Knight. We will always love you.





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Chelsea Wilkins 
Toano, VA
Megan Knight 
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