September 16th, 2014 began as an ordinary day for our families. We are just two mothers who were working together for school pick-ups and drop-offs of our two young sons. It was their third day of preschool, the sun was shining and the air was just beginning to feel crisp for fall. We were working to get the boys loaded in the car when little 17 month old Rowyn climbed backwards down the front porch steps in her baby blue pajamas to come see us.
Her big brother did not want to go to school that day and he was crying. Having known one another for quite some time and our kids being in daycare together, we decided to just shut the car door and go anyway, knowing his tears would be short lived. We waved one last time, and the car slowly pulled forward. Somehow in a matter of seconds Rowyn was not where we thought she was.
Paramedics say that Rowyn was killed instantly, and despite our desperate attempts to save her life there was nothing we could have done. The tragedy of September 16th has left holes and emptiness in many hearts. There is nothing we can do to rewind the day, but we hope to honor her memory with Raise for Rowyn.
ASSISTING FAMILIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY...
To date, Raise for Rowyn has helped more than 570 families in 28 different states.
Raise for Rowyn will be there, working with funeral homes to assist families suffering the loss of a child.
*Due to current funding limitations We are not currently assisting families to the East of the Mississippi River
In honor of her memory, Raise for Rowyn was founded in 2014.
Since then, our organization has grown from its humble beginnings to assist families from around the country. Brynn and Cassie have written a book, appeared on nationally syndicated talk shows, and been featured in widely circulated publications, all in an effort to share our story and help those dealing with the same incredible loss.
OTHER COUNTIES INCLUDE:
...WHILE HELPING HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES AT HOME
While Raise for Rowyn works with organizations around the country to provide funeral assistance and emotional support to our Angel Families, we continue to serve families in Washington State.
We are a locally founded organization that is helping families in our backyard.