On December 14, Welsh soccer player Jordan Davies and his girlfriend, Kelsey Edwards, announced that their son, Arthur, was delivered via a still birth. Alongside the tragic news, the pair created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the U.K. organization Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society).
While their goal was to hit around $2,000, they're now at over $20,000, with a big chunk of the funds coming from two of the co-owners of Davies' Wrexham A.F.C team: Ryan Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney, as well as their respective wives, Blake Lively and Kaitlin Olson.
Donations revealed that the foursome gave a total of $11,000, and they added the message, "Rob, Kaitlin, Ryan and Blake For Arthur." As of January 4, they're listed as the top donators.
On the page, which was created by Edwards, was a heartfelt note and a photo of her holding her baby's hand.
"Our baby boy, Arthur Andrew Davies was born sleeping on the 14th December 2021. The support we received during this time was amazing. The butterfly suite at the Wrexham Maelor is available exclusively for grieving families and is funded by Sands U.K.," Edwards shared. "The suite is away from the labour ward and provided accommodation with a kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom to make the circumstances as nice as possible. The midwives provided around the clock care and made sure we were comfortable and they really couldn’t do enough for us."
"We were given the time we needed with our boy and were supported throughout," she noted. "They also provided us with a memory box with things to cherish forever!"
"Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy," she explained as she wrapped up her touching letter. "We are forever grateful for Sands and all the staff in the Wrexham Maelor. Sweet dreams my sweet boy."