While rejoicing and celebrating the life of new born baby Rowan, Teri was given the devastating news that her husband Oak Gregg-Donaldson passed away in his sleep just hours after meeting his son on Wednesday night. We now know he had a blood clot in his heart.
Oak leaves behind his wife, Teri, and 8 children ages newborn, 11 months, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 19.
Please pray for this family and how your family maybe able to help during this time of need.
On October 31, 2019 Teri was admitted to the hospital for around the clock monitoring due to extreme life threatening pregnancy complications with her 3rd biological child. 6 weeks later on Wednesday December 11th the doctors felt it was time for baby Rowan to come into this world at just 32 weeks old. Baby Rowan is doing well, is still in the NICU, and has just begunto take a small amount of nutrition orally. He has now been breathing on his own for a couple of weeks but does still need the feeding tube.
The immediate goal is to obtain a 9 passenger van. They are also going to need somewhere new to live as the home Teri currently rents is going to be sold. Other expenses weare hoping to help cover include the extensive medical bills, auto insurance and maintenance (Oak always took care of their care maintenance), payments on Teri’s existing commuter car, and child care for 3 babies. Oak was always able to care for the children who weren’t yet in school. Plus the everyday bills and groceries that go along with having 7 growing children.
Oak and Teri Gregg-Donaldson have been an active and generous family within our community. They have adopted a sibling group of 4, open their home to children in the foster system, and are active in Boy Scouts of America. Now more than ever Teri needs her community to help through an excruciating painful season of her life.