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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! I wanted to give a quick update. Conner's procedure went great! They let us go to a hotel that night, instead of staying in the hospital. We were thankful for that, ... Read more

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My sweet little boy is about to not be so little anymore! This Saturday the 13th he will be turning 10 years old!! I can't believe he will be 10 already! He is going to ... Read more

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It is with a VERY heavy heart what I am about to tell you! My step-dad lost his battle with lung cancer early Friday morning. It was so heartbreaking watching him struggle ... Read more

Sonya McDougall posted a new journal entry.

Hello Everyone! There is so much going on right now. For one my step-dad is doing really bad!!! My heart is just breaking watching this man that once use to be so strong, ... Read more

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that Conner did get out of the hospital Wednesday evening. Sorry I haven't posted yet. We were just wiped out from being ... Read more

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Conner is feeling much better today. He actually started feeling much better yesterday! His urine cleared up yesterday and stayed that way all through the night. So this ... Read more

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Here we go again!! Conner is in the hospital right now. Wednesday night he started peeing blood clot after blood clot. On Thursday we did lab work and brought a urine ... Read more

Sonya McDougall posted a new journal entry, "Here we go again!".

Hello Everyone! Well Conner was doing pretty good the last week, but this past Saturday night everything changed again. He has stopped urinating ever since then! We are ... Read more

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