You may remember The Brown Family, a previous REF recipient who lost their baby Elijah at 4 months old. We are overwhelmed with joy to share that they welcomed a heathy baby boy, Isaiah, in February.

A note from their mom: 

“The River Ellis Foundation has been a huge blessing in our life at a time when we needed it the most. Our sweet baby boy, Elijah, was born prematurely at 28 weeks and was only 1 pound and 2oz. On top of that, he had other major health complications. We stayed in a hotel for almost a month and The River Ellis Foundation provided us with enough gift cards to feed our 4 children the entire month we were there. They also provided us with a hotel during Elijah’s last week so that we were able to spend as much time as possible with him. Elijah passed away on Tuesday, August 25th 2020 at 4 months old. The River Ellis Foundation is a true godsend and I could never put into words how extremely grateful we were to have them by our side, helping us during the most difficult time in our lives.”

Congratulations and lots of love to this incredible family 🧡 #sunrisestory #giveasunrise