October 24, 2018
Fellow believers, I share below the earthly circumstances of 3-month-old, Owen Kramer and his parents, Jennifer and Drew.
Owen Andrew Kramer: infant son of Durham couple, Jennifer and Drew Kramer
They are currently waiting on genotype sequencing tests to come back (early November). Owen has been diagnosed with a Mitochondrial Complex 4 Deficiency which has a broad spectrum of disabilities from mild to severe (death within the first 6 months of life).
He is 3.5 months old. He is having feeding difficulty (spitting up quite a bit, arching while feeding like he is in pain), developmental delay, and possible seizures.
Jennifer has remained out of work to spend time with him, not knowing the prognosis. She may be seeking a second opinion at a center of excellence for Mitochondrial disease, like Cleveland Clinic, depending on the results of the genetic tests.
They have received gifts of food, cash, even vacation time; yet, with an awareness of other people in need, today, they graciously turned down newly offered material support.
What they cannot get too much of are our prayers. Would you consider adding them to your prayer list?
John 16:33 (ESV) 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
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