September 19, 2006

Pray for Canon

Galatians 6:2 - Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Not long ago I wrote about Canon Perkins, who had a liver transplant. Now, I am requesting prayers for another little boy named Canon. His name is Canon Norman. He is four years old. Canon had a heart transplant this past Saturday. Instead of doing school today, I helped a friend of mine (who knows Canon's mom) gather up information and create a blog for Canon.

Canon's mom, Carla, is a school teacher and a single mom. She is on two weeks of paid leave, but Canon may have an extended stay of up to six months in the hospital ahead of him; so she is needing help from anyone who can offer donations towards her son's heart transplant, medical costs, and her living expenses until she can return to work. She has two other children to care for also (Kamryn age 7 and Chase age 10).

Canon's story is touching. I hope you will click over and read about it on his new blog that Teresa and I created today. Although it is good that he has finally gotten the heart that he has awaited since birth (after numerous heart surgeries and other surgeries from his congenital heart defect); he is not out of the woods yet. Since the surgery, he has not been doing very well and all of us are very worried about him.

I hope that you will pray for Canon... and I thank you from the bottom of my heart if you do! May the Lord bless you tenfold.

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CaringBridge Site for Canon

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  1. Please let this family know that My daughter received a heart transplant 5 years ago at 4 months of age. I would be more than willing to talk to her, should she want someone to lean on. We have been there, as Emma waited almost 5 months on life support for her new heart.

    I am going to go over to the site now, thank you so much for spotlighting this, and for also bringing awareness to transplantation- Our children thank you!


  2. Thanks H! How is your daughter? I can not imagine the grief and anxiety that all the transplant moms must go through. May God bless each one of you as you bear this burden, and may He rally all the rest of us behind you with prayer and financial support.

    God bless,

  3. God help him, and his mother.

  4. Canon and his family are in my prayers.

    May God bless you, too, for your willingness to serve.


  5. Thanks Martin. Please keep him in your prayers. The photo today on his blog is extremely heart-wrenching. I can't imagine seeing my son in that shape. Carla has not left the hospital in a week now. Poor thing. My friend Teresa is up there with her now.

    Cindy - Thanks for praying. I appreciate it. It is hard when you get attached to people through prayer to see any kind of setbacks. We were all really worried there for a day or two. I am encouraged by the progress today. I just hope his little heart starts working properly and he starts to get better QUICK.

  6. Thank you for praying... :)


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