The Lovett Family

$56,267 of $65k goal

Raised by 523 people in 14 months
Carrie Gress Phd
on behalf of Ryan Lovett
 FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Lizz Lovett, a young mother of four, is nearing the end of her life after a two year battle with an aggressive and rare form of kidney cancer.

Please help her husband Ryan and their family have one less stress in their life as the hospital bills, time away from work,  and -- as much as I had to say it -- funeral costs (anticipated 15K) weigh heavily upon them. Lizz is currently bed-bound, so they also need to get a full time nanny to help look after their four darling kiddos.

I know so many of us feel helpless as we watch the amazing, dyanmic, living and loving Lizz draw closer to her death. Other than prayer, I know this is a gift that will really help them.

Thanks so much,
Carrie Gress

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Lizz before one of her many surgeries.
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Update 16
Posted by Carrie Gress
8 months ago
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Ryan Lovett gave me permission to publish the details of how he and seven others prepared Lizz's body for burial after her death. I wanted to make sure all of you who have been praying and caring for the Lovett family saw it.

http://aleteia.org/2016/08/15/after-death-a-husbands-final-act-of-love-for-his-wife/
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Update 15
Posted by Carrie Gress
9 months ago
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I have posted the audio version of Fr. Scalia's homily here: http://www.carriegress.com/articles/2016/7/9/ncr-blog-fr-paul-scalias-funeral-homily-for-lizz-lovett-requiescat-in-pace

Here is the link to the obituary I wrote for Lizz for the National Catholic Register. It includes Fr. Paul Scalia's funeral homily.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/cgress/fr.-paul-scalias-funeral-homily-for-lizz-lovett-requiescat-in-pace

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Update 14
Posted by Carrie Gress
9 months ago
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Here is the link to the obituary I wrote for Lizz for the National Catholic Register. It includes Fr. Paul Scalia's funeral homily.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/cgress/fr.-paul-scalias-funeral-homily-for-lizz-lovett-requiescat-in-pace


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Update 13
Posted by Carrie Gress
9 months ago
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When I first started this site for Lizz and Ryan, I was going to consider it a great success if we raised $5000. You have all been so generous that we completely surpassed that goal in the first day.

The outpouring of love for the Lovett family has been overwhelming. Through donations large and small, Lizz's funeral expenses were covered. More money was also raised to also start paying for a nanny for the children.

What I did not include in our appeal was the $24,000 in medical bills, largely because it wasn't clear what the Lovett's would owe. So the money intended for childcare has been used for medical bills. The Lovetts are still in need of funds to hire someone to help with childcare indefinitely.

Any contribution that you can make to this would be greatly appreciated as Ryan, Aletheia, Ambrose, Petra and Virgil transition to life without Mamma to care for them. No one can replace her, but some special people can certainly make the journey a bit easier.

Thank you again for your love and prayers for the all Lovetts.
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Charles Bellavia
9 months ago
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Prayers for your family from another assisted suicide state, CA. Lizz's testimony is beautiful. Your family will be the intention of my next rosary.

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Bill Toffler
9 months ago
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Ryan, I and my family will be keeping you and your family in our prayers at daily Mass.

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Barbara Williams Gray
7 months ago

Praying for your you and your family! Be HEALED in the name JESUS!!!

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Colleen Marie Jay
9 months ago

I have prayed for your family and will continue to every time I think of you! May God bless your every day!! So sorry for your loss!

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Richard Antony Smith
9 months ago

Sincerest condolences from all the members of Tokyo Masonic Lodge No. 2. Our thoughts prayers are with all who loved and mourn her.

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Vicki Royce Briesacher
9 months ago

My prayers are with you and your family.

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Randall Reinbold
9 months ago

Ryan, I've only just learned what you family has been living through. Words fail. My heart is heavy for you, your children and all who love her. May Christ hold you and bring you peace.

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Oksana Benedick
9 months ago

May her soul rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord. May Jesus, Mary, and Joseph put their warm arms around those she left until they are reunited again!

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Rose Fuller
9 months ago

Lizz was truly an inspiration. My prayers are with her, Ryan, and family as I can't imagine the grief.

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Clara VanSmoorenburg
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your friends' and family's loss of Lizz. May she rest in peace. May her family continue to feel her loving presence and that of our Heavenly Father.

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Kristin Tallant
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is absolutely broken but please know that you all, the entire family, have an entire community behind you, supporting you. Lizz was a childhood friend of mine, truly an angel on Earth. She will forever be missed...

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Jennifer Brown
9 months ago

Oh, Ryan. I am so very sorry. You both have been on my mind, so many many prayers for you too.

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Chandra Lamb
9 months ago

I pray a peace that passes all understanding for Ryan and the kids. I will see you on the other side Liz free from disease and pain.

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Jody Green
9 months ago

Fly our Angel Fly. RIP Lizz will never forget you.

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Richard Antony Smith
10 months ago

You and your beautiful family are always in the thoughts and prayers of all the members of Tokyo Masonic Lodge No. 2. With love from Japan.

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Brian O'Neel
14 months ago

I got the same tattoo. I never would have taken or will receive another.

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Kerry Fields Wolf
14 months ago

God bless you Lizz and family, and as you know, God willing you will be reunited in His kingdom. I lost my husband to cancer 3 years ago, with just myself and our young boy in the room with him, and we miss him so deeply still, that I'm afraid it has allowed me to grieve so deeply it has affected everyone around me in a negative way. I also fear I too may have a serious illness, but I have no insurance or funds to see a doctor or to pay for care if diagnosed, so. I do nothing. But I contoniue to pray and I will add you and your dear ones to my list, dear Lizz. Be brave. The end came gently for my sweet husband--may it be so for you as well, and please tell Robert, when you get there, his wife and son love and miss him. Amen and bless you Kerry Wolf

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$56,267 of $65k goal

Raised by 523 people in 14 months
Created February 2, 2016
Carrie Gress Phd  
on behalf of Ryan Lovett
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$100
Annie DiDomenico
3 months ago

Prayers continuously for you and your beautiful family.

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Anonymous
3 months ago
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$1,000
PENNY POPMA
7 months ago
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$2,000
Sharley/Graham Bryce
8 months ago

We love this family like it is our own, and simply want all of them to be able to carry on the vision, faith, and plan that Ryan and Liz set for those beautiful children.

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Carmen Garcia
8 months ago
$100
Anonymous
8 months ago
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Sharley and Graham Bryce
8 months ago
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$50
Kelly McCullough
8 months ago

Just read the story about your actions right after your beautiful wife's death, Ryan. God bless you. You have had a true marriage and have done what all of us promise at our ceremony but many fail to carry out, you have cared for your wife, in sickness, and seen her from your care into her Father's hands. We will pray for you and your children. My son was ordained a priest this year for the archdiocese of Cincinnati. I'll make sure you all have his prayers as well.

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Anonymous
8 months ago
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$25
Kathy Smith
8 months ago

I pray deeply for this precious woman and her family... What a testament to faith in Christ Jesus ...

Charles Bellavia
9 months ago
1
1

Prayers for your family from another assisted suicide state, CA. Lizz's testimony is beautiful. Your family will be the intention of my next rosary.

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Bill Toffler
9 months ago
1
1

Ryan, I and my family will be keeping you and your family in our prayers at daily Mass.

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Barbara Williams Gray
7 months ago

Praying for your you and your family! Be HEALED in the name JESUS!!!

+ Read More
Colleen Marie Jay
9 months ago

I have prayed for your family and will continue to every time I think of you! May God bless your every day!! So sorry for your loss!

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Richard Antony Smith
9 months ago

Sincerest condolences from all the members of Tokyo Masonic Lodge No. 2. Our thoughts prayers are with all who loved and mourn her.

+ Read More
Vicki Royce Briesacher
9 months ago

My prayers are with you and your family.

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Randall Reinbold
9 months ago

Ryan, I've only just learned what you family has been living through. Words fail. My heart is heavy for you, your children and all who love her. May Christ hold you and bring you peace.

+ Read More
Oksana Benedick
9 months ago

May her soul rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord. May Jesus, Mary, and Joseph put their warm arms around those she left until they are reunited again!

+ Read More
Rose Fuller
9 months ago

Lizz was truly an inspiration. My prayers are with her, Ryan, and family as I can't imagine the grief.

+ Read More
Clara VanSmoorenburg
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your friends' and family's loss of Lizz. May she rest in peace. May her family continue to feel her loving presence and that of our Heavenly Father.

+ Read More
Kristin Tallant
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is absolutely broken but please know that you all, the entire family, have an entire community behind you, supporting you. Lizz was a childhood friend of mine, truly an angel on Earth. She will forever be missed...

+ Read More
Jennifer Brown
9 months ago

Oh, Ryan. I am so very sorry. You both have been on my mind, so many many prayers for you too.

+ Read More
Chandra Lamb
9 months ago

I pray a peace that passes all understanding for Ryan and the kids. I will see you on the other side Liz free from disease and pain.

+ Read More
Jody Green
9 months ago

Fly our Angel Fly. RIP Lizz will never forget you.

+ Read More
Richard Antony Smith
10 months ago

You and your beautiful family are always in the thoughts and prayers of all the members of Tokyo Masonic Lodge No. 2. With love from Japan.

+ Read More
Brian O'Neel
14 months ago

I got the same tattoo. I never would have taken or will receive another.

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Kerry Fields Wolf
14 months ago

God bless you Lizz and family, and as you know, God willing you will be reunited in His kingdom. I lost my husband to cancer 3 years ago, with just myself and our young boy in the room with him, and we miss him so deeply still, that I'm afraid it has allowed me to grieve so deeply it has affected everyone around me in a negative way. I also fear I too may have a serious illness, but I have no insurance or funds to see a doctor or to pay for care if diagnosed, so. I do nothing. But I contoniue to pray and I will add you and your dear ones to my list, dear Lizz. Be brave. The end came gently for my sweet husband--may it be so for you as well, and please tell Robert, when you get there, his wife and son love and miss him. Amen and bless you Kerry Wolf

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