In June of 2017, Cassie married Navy corpsman, Ryan Lohrey. They had met three years before. He was training at a hospital in Michigan where Cassie worked.
A month after they got married, Ryan was involved in a military plane crash during training. He died in the crash.
“I was in shock,” Cassie shared. “We were just getting our life together. We wanted a family. We had so many plans and they were just left unfinished.”
Several weeks after the crash, though, Cassie discovered that she was pregnant with their first child. She was overjoyed to be able to have a piece of her husband with her.
“I’m very excited and happy to have a piece of him left with me for the rest of my life. I knew he wouldn’t leave me alone. I’m overwhelmed with joy and grateful.”
Cassie decided that she wanted to honor her late husband when she did the gender reveal for the baby. She wanted to enlist the help of some of Ryan’s close friends—16 of them.
16 people died in the same plane crash as Ryan, so she wanted each of his fallen brothers to be represented during the reveal. Though there were a lot of schedules to figure out, Cassie didn’t have any problems.
“I contacted one of them and they did it with no hesitation and no questions asked,” she shared. “They said, ‘I’ll take care of it. We’ll get everybody here you need. Anything you want, we’ll do.’”
The group of men was there to support Cassie. They all held confetti tubes with the color of the sex of the baby inside. After a countdown, the all released their confetti at the same time. Check out the video below.
What a sweet reveal for this soon-to-be mother. If you’re interested in updates, check out her GoFundMe page.
In other news, this man found out his wife was pregnant after he had a vasectomy. Check out his crazy reaction here.