To provide financial assistance and emotional support to families struggling with the loss of a child.
On April 19th, 2013 precious Rowyn Leea Johnson was born to loving parents Cody and Brynn Johnson. She was born into a large family with deep roots in hometown Tenino. She received lots of love from her Nanas, Papas, Aunties, Uncles, and many cousins.
Rowyn was a happy baby with a sweet disposition. She spent her days trying to keep up with big brother Wyatt, being Mommy's helper, and Daddy's little shadow. She loved playing with other kids and would be caught red handed giving boys hugs and kisses everywhere she went. She would play in the sandbox with her brother, be in the garden with her Mommy, or in the back pack with Daddy doing yard work. She was already learning how to ride her power wheels quad, following brother Wyatt around the property of their home. Rowyn had a big personality always giggling and trying to make others laugh. She loved to shop with Mommy and already had input on what she wanted to wear. She had bright blonde wild curls that she always had a big bow in.
On September 16th, 2014 Rowyn Leea Johnson received her wings. Raise for Rowyn was started to keep precious Angel Rowyn’s memory alive and to give support to other families that suffer the loss of a child.
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.
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