Updated: Monday, July 8, 2024

Funds raised sits at $19,360. The family has been blown away by answered prayers and the support of everyone who has prayed, shared the story, and given donations. Currently, they are working things out with insurance, trying to get the paperwork in order so the hospital will perform the first surgery tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9th. 

Wyatt is almost ready for surgery. They’ve found the needed team members and brought them in. Right now, the need is for donations of Wyatt’s blood type so they have enough on hand. Wyatt will have to have his heart stopped for four full minutes during the surgery. The surgery will start in the morning and last into the evening. They’re expecting if everything goes well that Wyatt will be in recovery for about a month. Please keep him in your prayers, and asking for a safe surgery tomorrow that accomplishes what needs accomplished and for his protection as he recovers. This little baby will need so much strength!! Thankfully, we have a God who makes us strong when we are weak. Keep Katie and David in your prayers as well as they walk faithfully in caring for their son. 

Original Post: Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Our friends in Peru have a prayer request to make.

Katie is a full time Nurse Missionary in Iquitos Peru, she was born and raised in Clear Lake, IA. Her and her Peruvian husband, David, live full time adjacent to the camp and serve faithfully in their community and in Genesis Church. They have been married just over a year.

Pregnant with their first child, the young newlyweds were heartbroken to find that at 34 weeks gestation, baby Wyatt was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, left ventricular hypoplasia. This means the left side of his heart is significantly smaller than the right.

Katie and David were sent to Lima last week to prepare with medical teams which led to Wyatt being born on the 1st of July via C-section and he is already a miracle. He was brought immediately to the NICU and is in need of extensive care, including heart surgery this week with a follow up surgery 15 days later.

Peruvian Medical Care coverage is very different from coverage here in the States and all costs need to be paid for up front with or without medical insurance and while they are working to figure out Wyatt’s insurance coverage it all has to be paid upfront before care is given regardless. His first surgery alone will cost a minimum of $25,000.

There is urgency in getting this miracle child the surgeries and NICU care he needs to survive. His name had been chosen before, and it’s meaning is so fitting: Brave in War. This baby is fighting for his life, and his mom and dad are waiting on the Lord. 

Please give if you can and if you can’t please share the link to get the word out.

We stand on the promise in Psalm 103:2-3, which says, “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases

Help Baby Wyatt: https://gofund.me/5625692d