The Gerig Fund
Our hearts are so heavy with grief. We are saddened to say that Avery Russell Gerig made his quiet entrance into this world last night with no breath in his lungs.
Everything was going perfectly with Alicia’s pregnancy. No complications, lots of excitement, and a beautifully decorated room. Alicia and Nick were due with their second baby boy on August 23. Everybody was greatly anticipating his arrival!! But on Thursday afternoon, Nick and Alicia went in for their last routine 40wk OB appointment, and the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat. On Friday morning at 12:34AM, Alicia delivered a perfectly formed little boy weighing 7lbs, 14oz and 21”long. He was so precious, and his family and friends loved on him until it was time to say goodbye.
This has been shocking, devastating, and so painful especially for Nick and Alicia. We are starting this page as a way to relieve the financial burden from them as they are processing their grief. These funds will go towards medical and funeral costs that have been incurred. Nick and Alicia will be having a very small intimate service with family only. We appreciate and thank each one of you that reach out and offer your love and support in this difficult time!!
Thank you doesn’t seem adequate, but we sincerely want to thank each and every person that has taken time to pray, give, and support Nick and Alicia. It has been such an encouragement to all of us to see how far Avery’s story has reached. The days have been long and hard, but I have been so impressed with the way Nick and Alicia have banded together and have been each other’s strength in the midst of the unimaginable. Please continue to pray for them. We desire to live life every day in a way that honors Avery’s memory and how special he has been to us. We love you all!