|Please help this sweet baby Hannah Byker!|
Almost exactly 8 months ago, I wrote a blog asking people to help us by praying for and supporting Kenya. The memories of how people reached out in EXTRAORDINARY ways and the memory of God's miracle for Kenya will be forever etched in my heart. Now I'm asking all of you incredible prayer warriors again for prayers and support for some fellow missionaries down in Jarabacoa who just had a baby named Hannah, born in the same hospital as Kenya. I will attach Hannah's story below but she also needs to be medically evacuated to the U.S. and the parents are looking for advice on where to take her for the best treatment as they are currently without health insurance for her. Please read her story below and leave a comment if you would with any advice/words of knowledge or just to let them know that you are sending up prayers and where. I know God can do a miracle for Hannah just like He did for Kenya and it is so amazing to see all of the support that is already coming together. Here's the story from Hannah's mom and dad, Joe and Christen Byker, that was posted on facebook...
Our little daughter Hannah is currently in the NICU at HOMS (Santiago Met. Hospital) in the Dominican Republic. We need to medically evacuate her to the US to get her treatment for a condition that we are still finding out about. If you have ANY connections with good Children's Hospitals (particularly Pediatric surgeons), please let me know ASAP. Please pray for Hannah's pancreas / liver as the Drs believe there may be a lesion or tumor and pray for the peace of God to reign in this trying time. Please share this with anyone else you believe may be able to help us find a good place for her to be treated.
They are considering some of the same hospitals we did - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Shriner's, Devos Children's Hospital. Please share your words of wisdom and your contact info. if the Byker family can contact you with their questions. Thank you for your help!! And please visit this website if you are able to help financially. Their medical evacuation costs alone are around $28,000 and they need all the help they can get!
Kristin, Dave and Kenya