The Morrison Update – Lucia Rae

Just as I was about to sit down and write about the amazing changes are happening for my friends Ryan and Brianna I got a call saying, “Please come to the hospital.” Yesterday, Sunday, June 22nd, 2007…we dedicated Lucia Rae to the Lord.

Here’s the press release:

5th Minnesota Sextuplet Dies

Minneapolis A fifth baby born to a Minnesota couple who had sextuplets in June died Sunday.Lucia Rae Morrison was born June 10 along with her sister and four brothers at 22 weeks gestation. Lucia’s sister and three of her brothers died in June.The sextuplets’ parents are Ryan and Brianna Morrison, of St. Louis Park, Minn.

Their surviving son, Sylas Christopher, remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

A non-profit fund has been set up to help support the Morrisons.

Checks can be written out to Morrison Multiples Corporation and sent to:

Morrison Multiples Corporation
c/o Fortune Financial
10261 Yellow Circle Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55343

This 501c3 status is in process and is expected that all donations will be tax deductible.
Sylas is still at Children’s hospital and probably won’t come home until his original due date (October 4th). He’s in good hands. Please continue to pray for this precious family!

Marisa - July 23, 2007 - 1:50 pm

I live in Texas and I have followed this story from the beginning, checking this site as well as the Morrison’s site. It breaks my heart to see another sweet baby go; I will continue to pray fervently for baby Sylas. I light a candle each night for different people and things I am praying for and I will include Sylas, Brianna, and Ryan in my prayers. Words cannot express the sadness I felt reading your blog today. God is residing over the Morrisons; He will continue to carry them through this difficult journey.

Rebecca - July 23, 2007 - 4:31 pm

Oh, I am so sorry for their loss. Lucia Rae will be missed.


Leah W - July 23, 2007 - 4:51 pm

Thank you, Noemi. We are praying for Ryan and Brianna today. They have fought an amazing battle! We continue to stand by them and Sylas!

Family in Arizona - July 23, 2007 - 5:38 pm

I am so sorry for your loss of Lucia Rae. She is safe with Jesus and her brothers and sister. Ask the Lord for comfort and to guide you through your grief. Sylas, keep on fighting so you can come home with your mommy and daddy!

God Bless

Linda H - July 23, 2007 - 5:44 pm

Please accept my very deepest condolences on the loss of Lucia Rae. She is now with the rest of her sisters & brothers. May God be with them.

May God reach down to you both, and both families, to relieve you all of your pain and stress. I will continue to pray for you all as I have from day from. Please remember, your angels will always be with you in your hearts.

God bless and be with you.

Big huggs

Linda H

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Kirsty - July 23, 2007 - 11:37 pm

Thankyou, Noemi. I’ve been reading your blog and checking the Morrison site everyday and praying for this family.

May God bring the comfort only He can bring to this couple as they grieve for Lucia Rae.
My prayers are with you and baby Sylas.

Love, Kirsty

Misty - July 23, 2007 - 11:44 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I have followed your story for the last few months. Thank you for sharing your joys, losses, and faith with the world. One of my favorite verses is Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.

It really has been a rock for me. I lost a son, Samuel at 22 weeks. He was stillborn. It has been three years now and God has been so good to me. God Bless your Family.
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.
Psalm 9:10 NLT

Tina Murphy (Johnson) - July 24, 2007 - 12:54 am

I have held your precious faces before our Father asking Him to show you His continued presence in these dark hours.
I will continue to hold baby Sylas before the One who knows our deepest hurts…and longs to comfort us as only He can amidst our pain.
Sadness and HOPE for you both!!!!

Tina –

Julie - July 24, 2007 - 6:29 am

I am so sorry to hear of Lucia Rae’s passing. I check this site and the Morrison’s site regularly and continue to pray for them all. My heart hurts for all they are feeling and celebrates the life of Sylas (and all their precious babies, no matter how brief). Many prayers are with you all!

(And you, too, Noemi! You are an amazing friend to so many and express yourself so well through your blog. Thank you for sharing yourself and your life with all of us! Amazing!)

Evonne - July 24, 2007 - 10:06 am

Dear Ryan and Brianna and Noemi:

I am a friend of Christy Mitchell. She has emailed us for prayer starting with the earlier stages of Brianna’s pregnancy. I have looked at the pictures of Brianna’s belly and smiled, loving the beauty that God creates in a pregnant woman.

I rejoiced at the news of the births of the precious 6 babies and I have cried at each of their passings. God’s love and family are so amazing. We have never met and probably never will, but I feel such love and admiration for each of you; Ryan and Brianna for your strong faith and courage and Noemi for being such a wonderful friend to the Morrisons. Looking at the pics of all of your faces makes me feel like I have known you….I guess in the Lord we do!

There are many people on our internet prayer team, so when Christy sends us a request, there are dozens more praying. I know this adds to the thousands that are joined in prayer for your comfort and for the continued life of little Sylas.

May you be blessed in the midst of your pain and may the Holy Spirit comfort you in ways that are beyond your understanding.

Love in Christ,
Evonne (Chico CA)

Johnna - July 24, 2007 - 8:20 pm

Noemi, I have followed the Morrison’s situation through your website and Ryan and Brianna’s, checking for updates every few days. I arrived home from vacation late Saturday night, waking up Sunday morning feeling impressed to pray for the little ones, their parents, their family, and their friends. I immediately checked the sites for updates, saw none, and hoped no news was good news. Throughout the day, though, the Lord brought you all over and over to my mind, impressing me to pray for you all. Though strangers connected across the country only by a website and a shared faith, God stirred my heart for you all throughout the day. I am saddened to hear of another great loss but hope that you can all find comfort in the fact that God is moving mightily, across this country, even more than a month later, in the hearts and minds of many through and for Ryan and Brianna. May all of your faiths hold strong, and may He continue to bring comfort and strength.

And Noemi, thanks also for sharing such beautiful “capturings” of the joy of life and family. It is so inspiring, while being reminded of and praying for Ryan and Brianna, to see the blessings of life depicted through your photography. May Ryan and Brianna someday have pictures of their own little Sylas, and maybe even future children, so exuberant.

Cecilia - July 28, 2007 - 3:06 pm

I do so hope little Sylas can pull through this. God Bless him and his courageous parents and of course not forgetting his five little siblings safe with God.

Cecilia - July 28, 2007 - 3:12 pm

I do hope little Sylas can pull through this. God Bless him and his courageous parents and of course his five little siblings, safe with God.

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