VICTOR VALLEY, CALIF. (VVNG.com) A Victorville firefighter and his wife shared their emotional roller coaster of a ride experience trying to keep their newborn twins, Charlotte Rae and Aubry Jean, alive.
The twins were born prematurely in NICU at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana three weeks ago.
On Wednesday, Charlotte Rae required a major emergency surgery due to a massive and extremely rapidly spreading infection. They immediately called on everyone who believed in the power of prayer to uplift their baby girl.
The outpouring of support for the Newcomers came flowing in by the hundreds with many thoughtful and caring messages from complete strangers who were moved by their story.
On Saturday afternoon, the family shared in a heartfelt post that Charlotte Rae passed away, “Our beautiful baby girl Charlotte Rae lost her fight yesterday. She died without pain in Kelly’s lap with both of our arms around her. There are no words to describe our pain, so I just won’t go into that right now,” Jared shared.
Jared went on to thank everyone for their prayers and support, and also thanked his daughter Charlotte Rae for restoring his faith in humanity:
“Charlotte touched so many lives in just 3 weeks on this earth. We were hesitant to post on FB but seeing how many people it reached and how many prayers lifted Charlotte literally restored my faith in humanity. I know now that will be part of my daughter’s memory and story… That at just 3 weeks old, she restored her Dad’s faith in humanity… (w)e find comfort knowing that so many family, friends, and good people lifted our family in prayer.,” stated the grieving father.
The family’s spokesperson, Captain Eric Spies, with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, told Victor Valley News that the family is overwhelmed with gratitude with the amount of support the department members and the community has shown.
“Twin sister Aubrey is still in the NICU and has a long road ahead of her, so we’re going to support them through that, and just help them through any way we can,” stated Capt. Spies.
Jared has been dedicated to the San Bernardino County Fire Department since he was 15-years-old when he started as a fire explorer in Phelan. He has since dedicated his career to the Victor Valley protecting the community and currently, serves as Fire Captain in Victorville. His wife Kelly is a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley.
“Our firefighters have come together to help Jared and Kelly come through this tragedy, we put together the Fire Fighter Foundation Fund to help them out. If the public would like to help out, they are more than welcomed to, 100% of (the money raised) will go to Jared and Kelly for all the expenses they are incurring,” stated Captain Spies.
Jared Newcomer finished his message with how proud he was for his daughter’s fight. “Charlotte fought hard and we are so proud of her. We know we will always be her Mom and Dad and that one day we will see her again. It is not goodbye, just goodbye for now. Mommy and Daddy love you, Charlotte…”
If you would like to help the family during their time of need, please click the following link to donate: (Fire Fighter Foundation Fund)