Effective April 1, 2018, this fund is closed, with a message from Ruthie and her husband Jonathan.
Here's their message:
“We wish we could personally thank each and every person in this great community. It is with respect and overwhelming gratitude that we are closing this fund— this generous display of love, compassionate words and tangible expressions of care for our family. Abigail was a great delight to everyone who knew her; no one was immune to her joy and we miss her very much. These last few weeks have been terribly painful, but we know we have a web of people to lean on who will support us and love us through it all, just as we trust God is carrying us through this pain and comforting us in our sorrow. Especially in this time of grieving, as every day brings a mysterious combination of sorrow, pain, comfort, laughter, agony, and thankfulness, we have felt the true strength of community and continue to be very grateful for your prayers. We thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, for everything.”
The original campaign story remains below. This campaign has been far more a success than ever imagined. The campaign is now closed, and will disappear soon. Thank you to all who have made donations and sent kind words.
ORIGINAL CAMPAIGN STORY
Our dear friend Ruthie Ann Miles encountered tragedy on March 5, 2018, when a driver ran a red light in Brooklyn, striking four people, including Ruthie and her sweet four-year-old daughter, Abigail.
Ruthie, who is pregnant, is injured and in critical condition, and, very sadly, Abigail passed away.
This GoFundMe has been set up as a centralized point to accept donations. These contributions will go to Ruthie and her family.
Ruthie is beloved by her many friends and colleagues in the Broadway and touring communities. She is always kind and always has a smile. It is our honor to help her in this difficult time.
**Jonathan Blumenstein is Ruthie's husband and will be withdrawing the funds raised on her behalf.
Ruthie, on the Tony's, with THE KING AND I
- J Cheever
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- Tiara Porter
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