Monday, April 20, 2009

Please Pray for Stellan

Asking for prayers for my family is something I've had to do a lot lately. It isn't easy, but I've done it because I believe in the power of prayer and positive thinking. Several months ago, I asked every one to pray for little Tuesday. Today, I come to ask you to pray for baby Stellan. While I do not know Stellan personally, I have followed his mom's blog for quite some time. I so admire her strength and determination. Today, she really needs our help.

Stellan isn't even a year old and he is in the fight of his life. Diagnosed with SVT while still tucked safely in his mommy's tummy, Stellan battles with a heart that keeps trying to beat too much and too often. Stellan was not expected to live very long after birth. He was a miracle the day he was born and is still a miracle today.

Tomorrow, or even tonight, Stellan will be having major surgery for doctors to try to map the electrical charges in his heart. Their goal is to find the nerves causing the extra electrical signals and stop them from causing the extra beats. The problem? The surgery is crazily dangerous for infants his size and age. There are so many complications that might arise. However, this is the only choice his family has to attempt to save his life.

Prayers for Stellan

Please keep Baby Stellan in your hearts and prayers for the next few hours and for the rest of the week. He needs all of the help we can give him!

Update: People are truly amazing! They are sending in their pictures wearing orange for Stellan.

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