Rainè Riggs Wiki
Rainè Riggs was a clinical neuropsychologist. She was the wife of Bernie Sanders’ son Levi Sanders. She died on October 5, 2019 two days after she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. She was the owner of Riggs Geriatric Psychology in Windsor, Vt. She also volunteered at ground zero after the tragedies of 9/11.
Rainè Riggs Age
Riggs was 46 years old at the time of her death; she was born on December 23, 1972.
Rainè Riggs Education
Riggs graduated valedictorian of her class from Burgettstown High School in 1990. She later attended American University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She joined the Harvard University and Brown University, where she earned her master’s degree in geriatric neuropsychology and clinical sleep medicine.
While at Brown University he received an award from the National Institute of Health for her research study on the affects of chemotherapy on the brain. She earned her doctorate in neuropsychology at the University of Vermont.
Rainè Riggs Family
Rainè was the daughter of Richard Riggs and Rinda Yukevich Riggs. Her obituary reads that ‘he story of the day she came home from the hospital was always a family favorite as she was accidentally dropped on her head on grandma’s sidewalk. We always laughed and said that knock to the head is what made her so brilliant.’
Rainè Riggs Husband
Raine was married to Levi Sanders, Bernie Sanders son. The two met while working at an emergency food shelter.
Levi is a senior policy strategist on his dad’s 2020 presidential campaign. He also works as a consultant on his dad’s Senate campaign; as a social security policy analyst for Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services; and as general manager of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Rainè Riggs Children
Riggs was a mother to three children Sunnee Riggs Sanders, Ryleigh Riggs Sanders and Grayson Riggs Sanders. The couple adopted the children from China.
The obit says that she strived to make everyday of their lives special. “From the first moment she held them in her arms, her entire world changed. Rainè’s every thought was of her children. She truly strived to make every day of their lives special.
Rainè loved to spend time picking berries with her family and then bringing them home and spending the whole day baking. She loved to take her children to festivals and always allowed her children to pick the weekend adventures. There was nothing she would not do for them. Rainè’s favorite pastime was spending time at the beach, whether at the lake or the ocean. She made sure the summer was filled with little trips and never wasted a day. Rainè truly lived every day with her children as though it may be the last.”
Rainè Riggs Cancer – Bernie Sanders Daughter Cancer
She died two days after she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. Her obituary says that she became ill three weeks ago; “Rainè became ill three weeks ago. The hospitals were stumped. We brought her home last Sunday to UPMC, where she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. She died two days later.”
Rainè Riggs Death
Riggs died on October 5, 2019 Her obituary reads; “On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 9:11 p.m., this world lost one of its most beautiful people…. our beloved mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin… Dr. Rainè Riggs.”