This is my son, his name is Kollin. Let me tell you what a great kid I have. Without going into years of detail I would say that his best quality is that He almost always considers others first. Even when facing such an early death, his prayers last night were focused on abused children all because we drove by a sign that gave some stats on child abuse. He really is a great kid. I am blessed to be his second dad and I am blessed to learn from him what faith really means.
If you believe in prayer, I am asking you from the bottom of my heart to put it to use! I have three specific prayer requests that I ask of you. The first is that God will heal my son's heart and make him well. The second is that our family will have the strength to carry on and the third is that if my boy should go home to be with Jesus, that we will accept it as Gods perfect will.
When Kollin was four we discovered that he had a rare heart disease called HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in simplest definition it is when the heart muscle becomes hard and has to work extra hard to function. Have you ever heard of a healthy football player dropping dead on the field? That is an example of a case where the disease was not discovered until too late. We were blessed to discover Kollins condition at an early age but unfortunately his condition has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. His doctor has placed him at a rare "Sudden Death" risk due to massive hardening and blockage of his heart that occurred over the last six months. We are waiting on a group of doctors at UAB to discuss our options. It is already too late to scrape his heart to thin the muscle so we are not sure what we face.
Kollin is really the strong one through all of this. His biggest concern is that if he dies, his 7 month old baby sister will have never known him. How do you respond to that?
Please pray for my boy. Please ask your church and everyone you know to pray for him. You can email me for more information if you want that you can forward to others to pray for Kollin. My email address is badride5 at gmail.com
Thank you and God bless you!
Awake because of Christ,