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Conner’s Story

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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

Latest Journal Update

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Hello Everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I just realized I haven't updated in a while. It is amazing how fast time goes by!! Conner is doing much better now though. He did have a flare up with his pancreas a few weeks ago, but his numbers didn't go to high. We are just praying that is from his body still recovering from the procedure. The doctor did tell us, he will keep a close eye on his levels the next few months. They were concerned they didn't get one of the stones that was in the tail of the pancreas. They had told us that after the procedure that day. There was so much blockage in his pancreatic duct, that it took them longer than they expected. They didn't have any other choice but to get out of there, before they really hacked the pancreas off. They were hoping that if they didn't get it, that it would just drain out now that the duct is draining. So we are keeping our fingers crossed and praying it is gone!!! Time will tell if he still has issues with his pancreas levels going up and down. If he does, they will have to go back in to remove it. After seeing how his body responding to them doing that the last time, I pray they do NOT have to do that again!!! He is back to his therapy again and acts like he is feeling great now! 

We did get rescheduled for Baltimore since we didn't get to go in May. We will be going the end of October now. I hate that it takes so long to get in, but I just believe there was a reason that God did not want us in Baltimore this last time! His physical therapist in Baltimore has been working on his case study she is doing. We are so excited about this and can't wait to see where it goes. She will start submitting towards the end of the year, and will start presenting next year. She is also going to try and get it published as well! This could turn out huge, and we seriously can't wait to see what all God is going to do with this! They are so impressed with Conner's overall Health and what all he is regaining function wise! Even though he has had the pancreas and kidney issues, they aren't linked to the spinal cord injury! We aren't exactly sure why he is having the pancreas issues, but people with spinal cord injuries don't have pancreas problems. Then his kidney problems, is because he was born with the head of his ureters to short. So we may have had these issues anyways, even if this never happened. Having a spinal cord injury doesn't help this situation though, because he isn't up and moving all the time like we are, but it isn't the root of the problem. So it is really good to hear that Conner is such a remarkable miracle!! I credit every bit of that to all the prayers being lifted up for him continuously!! So thank you all for always praying for us!! 

We are having our 4th annual Miracles In Action 5k/1 mile fundraiser for Adam's Cape coming up. We finally are getting to get going strong with our non-profit organization. You will have to go check out our website. It isn't completely done yet, we still have a lot of things to add to it and fix, but it is adamscape.org. Please be praying about this new chapter in our lives. We really want to start being able to make a big difference in other people's lives. If you would like to sign up for the 5k/1mile coming up you can go to www.yellowcheetah.com/miraclesinaction you can also just make a donation via paypal on there as well, if you don't want to sign up for the run/walk. We also are looking for sponsors. It is a tax deductible donation. If you are interested in being a sponsor, you can contact Eric Holquin at 580-222-5701. 

We hope that you all have a wonderful week. We love all of you!! 

Robbin, Sonya, and Conner 
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Patricia McClead
By Pat in Lewisville
Lord please remove the stone or stones and heal Conner. Bless this 5K race and keep everyone safe and may meet all their financial needs.