This is our son, Vaughn. He was born in 2015 and has Down syndrome. He is the most precious gift. When he was born, His lungs were not working, his intestines were not developed, and he had some other issues common to those born with Down syndrome. He had to have surgery less than 10 days after being born. This little cutie was in the NICU for 3.5 weeks and racked up a medical bill we could never afford to pay.
Fast forward to now. He has been life-flighted three times and nearly died twice from respiratory health issues and internal bleeding. Has had pneumonia, RSV, multiple surgeries, and we believe COVID this last January. Doctors weren’t sure what it was at that time, but it nearly took his life. God has continued to protect this little guy and has used all of you to help bear our financial burdens. Without Samaritan Ministries and members we would not have been able to care for our son. I still have BAGS of letters that have been sent to us over the years from all of you saying that you were praying with us for our son. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are so blessed to be a part of this community!
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