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On May 19, 2006 my life changed forever. My husband Kris had a motor vehicle accident that killed him and my 6 year old son Adam. Conner was one at the time, and suffered a spinal cord injury at C1, 2 and 3. The doctors told me the night of the accident to prepare myself because Conner would never survive through the night. We had thousands of people praying for Conner that night and for God to do a miracle in him! I have never prayed so hard before in my life for something. I just begged God to let Conner live. I needed him. I was 29 years old and just lost everything that was precious to me! I had no idea how I was ever going to survive this tragedy. That is the thing though, without God you can't survive a tragedy as great as this! Well clearly you can see that Conner survived through the night. The next few weeks were really hard though. The doctors told me that Conner was going to have no quality of life and would be paralyzed from the neck down. He was also in a coma and ended up coming down with spinal meningitis. His outcome did not look good. He was on a ventilator and couldn't breath on his own. The doctors told me that I needed to let Conner go. They even went as far to tell me that they would put him in my lap and let me rock him to sleep (death)! I was mortified!! I told them there was no way I was going to do that, and that God could have taken Conner when the accident happened. It wasn't a survivable accident! God saved him from the wreck for a reason! I told them I was having faith and believing in God to heal Conner! They did not support my decision and told me I was being very selfish and not thinking about Conner's quality of life! I told them that God could take Conner right now if he wanted him. I told them that where there is life, you always choice life! Today I am so thankful that I put my faith and trust in God! Conner is a living miracle, and yes we have had a very hard road to follow and continue to have a huge journey in front of us, but the blessings God has given us along the way, have been absolutely amazing! It has been almost 7 years since the accident happened and Conner is making great strides everyday! He is able to breath on his own off the vent for over an hour right now. Which if he can breath an hour on his own, he will continue to get stronger and be able to come off the ventilator one day!! We just have to keep praying and believing! He has all feeling and sensation throughout his body! He can use his arms to roll over from his side to his back! He gets stronger and stronger everyday! God also brought love back into my life again, and I remarried 2 years ago! He is a great man of God and is a great daddy to Conner! God has blessed our lives more than I could ever imagine or deserve! We do still have hard days and struggles, but God is always faithful to take care of our every single need! We are believing that God will completely heal Conner one day and he will be a walking testimony for God! I pray that God uses him and his testimony for his GLORY and KINGDOM!!! We appreciate all the prayers you lift up to God on behalf of Conner! We ask that you continue to pray and believe with us that God is going to completely heal Conner! We serve and AWESOME and AMAZING God!!!

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Sonya

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Hello Everyone! Well I have not had the greatest week this week. Conner is still having trouble with his pancreas levels going up and down. We did an ultrasound this past ... Read more

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Patricia McClead signed Conner's Guestbook.

Jesus again we come to You asking for a COMPLETE healing of this child. Heal him from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet and finger tip to finger tip. Heal this ... Read more

Sonya McDougall posted a new journal entry.

Well here we go again with Conner's pancreas levels going back up! We had them test them on Wednesday and they were up and repeated the test today and they didn't change ... Read more

Sonya McDougall posted a new journal entry.

Well we are heading home with Great news and still puzzled though! First of all, I know my family and many of you have been lifting Conner up in prayer to NOT have to have ... Read more

vonda cavender signed Conner's Guestbook.

I will be saying extra prayers for Conner. Thank you for the update. Praying for Conner to be pain free and for the family to get the rest that the bodies need. Praying ... Read more

Patricia McClead signed Conner's Guestbook.

Jesus, I ask that Conner will be free from pain and get much sleep tonight. Please show the Dr. what is needed to set him free from this kidney pain. If he needs a longer ... Read more

Sonya McDougall posted a new journal entry.

Hello Everyone! Well we are off to Dallas again tomorrow for more testing on Conner's kidneys! They are doing a MAG 3 renal study on his kidneys. This is a more detailed ... Read more

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