Ways to Help


We’d like to thank everyone for all of your continued thoughts and prayers for little Ellie and our family.  Words cannot express how much we appreciate the outpouring of love and support that everyone has shown us.  Many folks have asked us how they can help support our family and Ellie’s cause.  First and foremost, we genuinely appreciate the love and prayers that are sent our way on a daily basis…it means the world to us.  If you are interested and available to help out in any other way, please click on the drop down menu bar “Ways to Help” to see how you can help.   Thank you in advance for everything, our family truly appreciates it.

team kieran wings shirt 2013-BACKA message from Ellie’s grandparents…

As many of you know, our 2 year old granddaughter, Ellie Marie, has been diagnosed with Childhood Pineoblastoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, which represents less than 2% of all childhood and adult brain tumors. Starting in the next few weeks Ellie will begin an aggressive cancer treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.   And to top it off, Carly and Richard are expecting Baby Blaine #3 at the end of March. Many of you have asked how you could help Ellie, the Blaine Family, or even us. So many people have generously donated money to accounts set up on Facebook. The support has been amazing! Financially, we wish we were in a position to give them all that they will need, but since one of us is retired, we have to watch our budget. So we decided to set up a savings account in Ellie’s name, to help offset Carly and Richard’s bills and maintain their home. This account is at PNC Bank. There are 2 ways that donations can be made:

1. Send a check to PNC bank, 2403 Fall Hill Ave, Fredericksburg VA 22401, payable to Ellie M Blaine. Or you can bring it to any PNC branch and have it deposited into the Ellie M Blaine account.

2. Transfer funds from your bank into the PNC bank. If you choose this way, contact me for the routing and account number. (tinarenninger@gmail.com)

We thank you in advance for your support. Please keep our family in your prayers for strength and healing.

Tina and Rick Renninger