Family who lost twins in Tennessee flood gifted home

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WAVERLY, Tenn. — A household who mislaid duplicate 7-month-old babies successful past weekend's large flooding successful mediate Tennessee now has a location to unrecorded in, acknowledgment to a generous donation.

Matthew Rigney and Danielle Hall and their 4 children were successful their flat successful Waverly, Tennessee, connected Saturday erstwhile floodwaters crashed done their beforehand door.

Though Rigney saved 2 of his children, the twins, Ryan and Rileighana, died erstwhile the raging waters tore them from his arms.

"I had the twins successful my arms, Brayla astatine my hep and Maleah astir my neck. The water, erstwhile it deed us, conscionable pulled america under, each of america trapped underneath a bed," Rigney said.

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Ryan and Rileighana

"We never, ever imagined we would beryllium burying babies who are 7-months-old," Hall said.

Through their grief, Rigney and Hall person been forced to rebuild their lives, having mislaid everything they owned successful the floods. But connected Tuesday, connection surfaced that idiosyncratic had provided the household a location successful which to unrecorded for the adjacent year.

In addition, a GoFundMe account that had been created to assistance the household has raised much than $90,000 truthful far.

The household has been overwhelmed with donations of money, clothing, nutrient and furnishings arsenic they effort to rebuild their lives. Now, their attraction turns to laying their children to rest.

A visitation is planned for Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a work to travel astatine West Harpeth Funeral Home successful Nashville.

This communicative was primitively published by Laken Bowles connected Scripps presumption WTVF successful Nashville.

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