Reagan's Rescue

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Welcome to the Reagan's Rescue website!

Turn Again to Life 

If I should die and leave you here awhile,
Be not like others, sore undone, who keep
Long vigils by the silent dust, and weep
For my sake -- turn again to life and smile,
Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
Something to comfort other hearts than thine.
Complete those dear unfinished tasks of mine
And I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

--A. Price Hughes (read at Princess Diana's funeral by her sister, Sarah McCorquodale)

"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes your priceless treasure.  It also drives your passion, becomes your cause, and leads you to action."--The Shaken Baby Alliance

Our Beginning

On July 2, 2006, we lost our "Sunshine," Reagan Emery Williams, 2 1/2, a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome.  In the days that followed, neighbors took up a collection, and that gift, along with donations which came in from friends and relatives around the country, was the seed money for what would become Reagan's Rescue, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and SBS Advocacy Group.  Through ongoing fundraising efforts and because of the outpouring of support in our community, especially the generosity of local business partners, Reagan's family has begun the project of a lifetime.  We could not save Reagan from domestic abuse, but we can intervene in the lives of other children who daily live in peril.  In this way, our Reagan will be a cause and not just a statistic.

Mission Statement

This organization's mission is two-fold:  1) to bring Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness and education to the people of East Central Illinois, and 2) to support local organizations which aid families- and children-at-risk.

What drives us?  This astonishing fact:  Shaken Baby Syndrome is 100% preventable.


Reagan, our Sunshine

The butterfly--a symbol of rebirth. Reagan's favorite.

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