Help the Parents of a Baby Angel
Organized by: Victoria Riley
Please see the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs9GRiae8yo&feature=share On July 10th, 2016 a tragedy befell my family. My sister and her husband, two wonderful parents, Liz and Raleigh Holmes, suffered a tragic loss and their baby girl went to heaven on my sister's birthday. Nobody knows why. Her dad gave her a bottle in the morning, and two hours later something woke him up. He immediately checked on his baby girl and found her unresponsive and lifeless. With his tremendous efforts and the help of paramedics she was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with a pulse and some hope was found. From there, she was airlifted to Oakland Children's Hospital where time just seemed to stand still. Her parents, family and friends were by her side as they ran different tests and scans. No signs of suffocation. She was such a fighter but it all became too much for her poor little body to handle and she went to heaven as the most beautiful little angel at 7:23 pm. Ryleigh was born on April 10th, 2015. That day she stole the hearts of her mommy and daddy along with all of her family, friends, numerous "aunties and uncles" and her Godparents. Up until that tragic moment yesterday morning, she was a beautiful, spunky, bright toddler with an unforgettable little smile. She was constantly giving her daddy the opportunity to take the cutest videos and pictures that he could show off to people with such pride. She was the apple of his eye, the reason he breathed. Her older brother Dustin loved her so much and was the best big brother a little girl could ask for. He told me yesterday that the thing he will miss most is sharing his toys with her. Her mommy had a love for her that ran so deep and Ryleigh loved her mommy just the same. They spent everyday together. They had an unbreakable bond. As you can imagine there is so much heartbreak that will fill the days ahead. They will need a huge support system to get through daily life. They will also encounter a huge financial burden as they make their arrangements to lay their precious baby girl to rest, as well as the medical bills for the emergency helicopter ride and ICU stay. If you can find it in your heart to help in any way, I know they would be eternally grateful. No donation is too small. Precious baby Ryleigh will live forever in our hearts! She was taken way too soon but leaves us to be the most beautiful little angel up in heaven!