She was 21 ½ inches long. Her major organs were all of average weight and size. She resembled her two year old brother Greyson, Dark, curly hair covered her head. She had a round face, pudgy cheeks and a dimple in her chin.
She looked peaceful, healthy, normal. But she wasn’t. She was stillborn. Learn more about Raine.
To celebrate Raine’s life and place in the Huberty family, Jen & Rodger planned Zest For Life – the Omaha version of The Food Network’s “Chopped”, a cooking competition that challenges amateur chefs to take everyday items and turn them into extraordinary three-course meals. Local chefs/restaurant owners judged the competition. Those in attendance watched the competition, enjoyed fantastic hors d’oeurves and toasted Raine. A silent auction also took place during the event. Learn more about Zest for Life.
The Huberty’s worked with our friends at First Candle in planning the event and designated that the $14,000 raised be directed to the Star Legacy Foundation as the seed monies for our Research Program. Jennifer, a PhD researcher herself understands the value and importance of research in the prevention of stillbirth and other pregnancy and infant losses and now serves as the Director of Star Legacy Foundation’s Research Committee and is also a member of our Board of Directors.
The Huberty’s hope to continue Zest For Life in 2014 and beyond.
Rodger and Jennifer have a 3 year old son Greyson and welcomed Greyson and Raine’s little brother Nolan into their beautiful family in June 2012.