As a mom, I cannot imagine having to experience this. Evan is only 8 years old. He lives in my community and my friend just told me about his situation on Thursday. As I prayed for him with my boys on Thursday night at bedtime, Junior made me aware that they knew him. They attended the same afterschool program last year. Junior and Evan are the same age.
“On Monday, Evan was experiencing symptoms of a stomach virus; however, on Wednesday things changed drastically which resulted in Evan being admitted to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Preliminary tests detected lethal amounts of ammonia in Evan’s blood stream, which severely affected his nevous system and rendered him unresponsive for a period of time. After extensive testing, Evan has been diagnosed with OTC deficiency. Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency is an X-linked genetic disorder of the urea cycle that leads to elevated levels of ammonia in the blood.
As of today, Evan is made tremendous progress! His ammonia levels are down, the pressure caused by swelling of Evan’s brain has decreased, and he is more responsive. The past few months have been tumultuous for Evan and his family, as they have suffered several major losses of significant family members. It goes without saying that this crisis will cause a major financial strain on Evan’s parents. Therefore, we are asking for donations to help assist with alleviating some of the financial burden. No donation is too big or too small and prayers are always welcome.”
Please visit his GoFundMe page to contribute.
Until next time-
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16 NIV)