Remembering Riley Rae

UPDATE: It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am reaching out to tell you that Riley Rae passed away on March 2nd after an eight month stay in the NICU. Please help Tim & Nichole with their expenses as they deal with the unimaginable loss of their child. All funds raised go directly to Riley's parents.

On June 21, 2018, the world became a brighter place when Riley Rae Kinn was born. Riley was born at 28 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound and 13 ounces and showing off beautiful blond hair like her mom. She was born with a feisty spirit and the heart of a fighter.

Riley was in the NICU for over eight months, where she received support from a wonderful team of doctors and nurses for her lung development and breathing. In December, she had a tracheotomy, a g-tube placed for feeding support, and a procedure on her diaphragm.

Her road was filled with many highs and lows, but her beautiful smile and joy for life was a blessing to all who knew her. Riley’s final act of kindness is to give the gift of life by donating her kidneys to other children in need. What an amazing gift and beautiful different that she was able to make in the lives of others.

The entire Kinn family appreciates the outpouring of love and support we have received from our community throughout the entire journey. Please share Riley's story with your community.

We hope her life will inspire you to persevere and give every moment your all, even when the road is long and the outcome is uncertain. May she breathe easily now in the arms of her grandparents, great-grandparents, and extended family in heaven.


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    • $22 
    • 33 mos
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    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Charlotte Bjoraker 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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    • $100 
    • 34 mos
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    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kaitlan Arndt 
Darien, IL
Timothy Kinn 
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