Support for Annie and Jay
Organized by: Alyssa Johansen
Two of the most fun, loving people you will ever meet, Annie and Jay Ratner met and fell in love while working at Disney World. Annie has a personality that lights up a room and a laugh to match. She passionately teaches kindergarten while Jay is living out his lifelong dream of working at Disney as a graphic designer. He is gentle, sweet, and incredibly loving. They were both excitedly awaiting the arrival of their baby girl, due March 13, 2015.
On February 24th, Annie delivered a beautiful baby girl named Violet Anastasia Ratner. Violet weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and was 19“ long. She had ten fingers and ten toes. She had a beautiful (and surprising!) head of blonde hair, her daddy’s nose and her mommy’s lips. She was born into a loving family who had carefully crafted a beautiful nursery for her as they awaited her arrival. Violet was a perfect, beautiful, healthy baby girl, but due to unknown causes, Violet never made it home to her nursery with her family. Violet was stillborn.
Annie and Jay have faced the heartbreak of losing their only child with so much grace and strength. As they are just beginning the healing process, they are faced with a new burden: the ever-mounting medical bills and funeral expenses from Violet’s passing. Annie is unable to work, and down one income, the stress of their new reality has worn on them.
If you know Annie and Jay, you know they are the very best sort of people. The people who will do anything for a friend and who always have a smile to give. Now they need our help. Please consider donating to this beautiful family, who have been through so much, to help relieve their burden so they can begin to heal.
Thank you so much for your support. We love you Annie, Jay and Violet!