River Heimke, our beautiful angel

They say everything happens for a reason. They say there's some "grand plan". Maybe that's true, and maybe one day we'll believe that. But even if we did, it still doesn't make things easier. It still doesn't make things make sense. No one could ever give a reason good enough to make sense of the death of a baby. River was the sweetest little baby boy who had his whole life ahead of him, who did nothing wrong, nothing to deserve this. He was his mom's whole heart and soul, his dad's pride and joy, grandma's little prince, grandpa's future fishing buddy, auntie's 'new' favorite man, uncle's little buddy, and his cousins best friend. That's a pretty big reputation to hold as a 4 1/2 month old, but he sure did it, and instantly stole the heart of everyone who met him.

Unfortunately mostly everyone has experienced the death of a loved one, so you know what comes along with it. Loss and grieving is too much to handle in itself, but it's medical bills, funeral expenses, and things like that which loved ones should not have to worry about at a time like this. It's hard to know exactly how to help, but a go fund me page seemed like a good place to start. It will never take away the pain, but hopefully it'll at least help relive some financial stress. Everyone has shown my sister and brother in law, as well as the rest our family so much love and support during this difficult time already. But, if you can help with this page in any way, saying we appreciate it would be a great understatement. Thank you all so much.


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    • 44 mos
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    • 45 mos
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    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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    • $10 
    • 45 mos
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Nikki Cornette 
Green Bay, WI
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