Hello to all our family and friends. This blog has been created to help disseminate information on Raena’s medical journey to a healthy and quick recovery! Simply hit updates in the menu up top to keep current with what’s been happening.

Please feel free to send this site to anyone. Please comment and add any questions, positive feedback or vibes to our baby girl. We appreciate you taking the time to show your support.

One of Raena’s good friends mom has setup a donation site to try and help with the costs associated with her surgeries and future recovery costs. If you feel inclined to donate or pass on the link please find it below:


Steven and Nikki

45 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Be strong sweet Raena. We are all here for you and your family. We are always thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way. The Langs – Lisa, Scott and Emma

  2. Sweet Raena, we are pulling for you and your complete and quick recovery!! Hang in there Chow’s we are thinking about all of you. – Eric, Sheri and Alexia Brooks

  3. We are praying for Raena and the entire family!! Stay strong! Please let us know if we can help with anything!! The Henderson Family- Todd, Sandi, Ryland and Ella

  4. We are praying for Raena and your family. We hope for a quick recovery and strength for you all.
    The Spencer Family
    Bill, Pomai, Skyler and Cali

  5. Raena and Chow family, Our hearts are with you and many people sending you goodwill and prayers for her recovery. Be strong and hang in there.
    Schroeder Family

  6. Nikki, Steve and family,
    I’m so so sorry about what you are going through. My whole Bible study group are praying for little Raena. Thank you for setting up this blog so we can follow her progress.

  7. Summer and I praying for you Raena. You’re a strong little girl and we know you’ll get through this. Keep fighting sweetie!!

    Summer and Brian Glick

  8. Sending you happy thoughts, positive energy, and a million prayers. Recover quickly.
    The Stanley Family
    Mark, Michelle, Quinn,
    Taylor, & Will

  9. Good thing you’ve got a strong brain young Raena! You’re gonna rock this little bump in the road of your very long life! Love Nikki, Ryan, and AJ Mahar & Kennedy Heimer. We’re all pulling for you sweet doll!

  10. May the doctors have extraordinary wisdom and insight in caring for the intricacies of Raena’s body, its reactions, and its self-healing processes.

    Powerful love to you all, and peace that passes all understanding.

    Pastor Darren

  11. The clatterbuck are praying for your daughter you and your family. I have met your daughter and know she’s very strong she will be fine!

  12. Dear Reana,
    I’ve never met you though I first met your mum when she was not much older than you. We remained pen pals and now online pals almost 25 years on. I was devastated to hear of your sudden unexplained health. I pray from the other side of the world that you continue to fight and keep strong to return to your mum, dad, sisters and all that love you very soon. X

  13. We are praying continuously for your beautiful Raena and your beautiful courageous family! Sending so much love, strength , courage and millions of hugs to you! Thank you so much for keeping all of us informed and having the strength to do it! It means so much to all of us who love your family and care deeply! You have your village! God is taking excellent care of your baby and all her Angels! So thankful you have excellent Doctor’s and nurses taking care of Raena and that you and Nikki and daughters are surrounded by so much love from your family , friends and community !
    Love ,
    Amber, bOne , Faith , and Summer . Xoxo ??????

  14. I have known Ted’s wife Barbara for many years. Although we have never met, please know that my family and I have walked in your shoes. My niece was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 15 years old. She is now a happy 39 year old wife and mother. Prayers work and miracles do happen. We are praying for you to have strength during this fight and for your little Raena to heal quickly.
    With love and prayers from New Jersey,
    Bernadette Del Prete

  15. Raena has been in our thoughts every day since this happened. Praying for a full recovery soon. She is a strong little girl and will fight to get back to her sweet, loving self. We love you guys. -The Lundquist Family

  16. As a friend of Toni’s, I’ve heard so many wonderful stories about Raena and how loved she is. I’ve been praying for her speedy recovery ever since I learned about it and want to send your entire family love & strength.

  17. I put you on our church’s (Life Center in Lakewood) prayer chain per Robin Riley’s request. You have a lot of people praying for you.

  18. Steve,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your daughter’s complete recovery
    I know what you are going through, since we had a similar experience with our son last Nov.
    Feel free to call me any time if you want to talk.
    I’ll be in the Philippines for a month , so sporadic connection and signals
    Please give your daughter 100% of your positive energy
    Dave Barto & family

  19. Hello there!
    As a mom of 3 little girls I just want you to know I have been praying for you and your little girl. Have faith and keep being strong.

    Many blessings to you and your family and hoping to read good news sooner than later.

    Ali Wickwire

  20. Raena, I’m praying go you daily; I’ve asked the Lord to please hold you in His loving and care for you and your family while you recover!
    Jesus, trust in You!!

  21. My prayer is for your healing grace and your speedy recovery Raena, and return to the youthful activity you know so well. With added healing to the hearts of your Family and Friends, with us all keeping our Lord and Savior’s promise regarding all of our youth that, “in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.”

  22. Hello:
    I am a close friend of the Cacho-Negrete family. My 11 year old son Lucas is good pals with Cole. We love their entire family. When Lise told me about Raena, I was shocked to hear of such a thing for a young girl. I want you and your family to know that we are praying so hard for her and have lit a candle in her honor to shine bright for Hope and a positive outcome very soon.

    With love,
    Cindy, Mark and Lucas Brown

  23. We continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers! Stay strong! We are here for you if you need anything!

  24. Dearest Sweet Raena,
    I am your Mama’s Auntie Paula and every day in every way I am thinking of you and sending you all my strength and hopes and well wishes for your strong recovery.
    Although I have not seen you since you were a little baby, I see you now, in my heart’s imagination as a brave warrior girl valiantly fighting the battle of your young and precious life and overcoming every challenge, to be victorious.
    Sleep deep in heavenly peace for now. When the right moment comes, wake up and begin the rest of your good and beautiful life knowing that you made a real and wonderful miracle
    happen, and, that all that is amazing and awesome has your name written all over it!
    Raena, reign again! Reign victorious!
    With all my heart,
    Auntie Paula

  25. Much love Raena,
    The Martins send much love from Northern California. Your sweet smile is on all our minds. Erik and Thomas are praying for you daily, as we all are. We cant wait to play with you soon.

  26. Hey Nikki and Steven u prob meet one time and I meet u family , but thinks happen for reason Raena it’s going to came back more strong than evere this prob that good put her on it it’s because she is in especial girl and she it’s going to b 100% recovery we just need all to pray for her . Good bless this girl . All love and pray for the family

  27. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Raena. Lots of love from your family on the east coast…

    Jane, Peter, Cousin Kaj, Auntie Chie & Uncle Toshio

  28. Sounds like Raena is making great progress. We continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers! I am sure that she can feel all of the love that surrounds her! We are so blessed to know her!

  29. Dear Raena:
    We continue to pray for you and your entire family. You are a beautiful strong young lady. You are surrounded by love. We look forward to hearing more good news of your progress.

    Cindy, Mark and Lucas Brown

  30. Dear Raena, we met you a few years ago and you are the same age as Tyler. We have been thinking and praying for you and wish you a speedy recovery.

    Hugs from your cousins in Houston,

    Allison and Ricky Page and our kids, Amy, Reid, Tyler and Addison

  31. Steven,
    I just saw this posted on FB and wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers! I haven’t seen you since OVHS days and remember you as a kind and friendly guy! May your kindness be rewarded back to you during this time of need.
    God, please shine your light upon the Chow family, and give them strength to trust in You.
    Karina Nguyen-Carlson

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