ProLifeCorner – 12-12-14 – by Staff – On December 17 of 2013 we shared with our readers and asked their prayers for a young man, Matt, severly burned in a fire. We are so pleased to present the following letter from Matt’s sister telling us of his progress since then. What a joyous Christmas gift for Matt and his family. His recovery is nothing short of a miracle and the answer to many prayers. Good news is hard to come by these days, and this is one article we rejoice in being able to report.
We’re placing Jessi’s comment below and for your convenience, representing the original article as well.
I am not sure if this will be seen but I wanted to take a moment to update everyone who has prayed for our family and my brother! It has been 1 year this week since that horrible fire. Matt has had a true miracle in his life and after 4 very long and hard months and many operations was able to be moved to a regular hospital facility. a Month later he was able to WALK out of the hospital and has been receiving physical therapy for the past several months and has relearned to breathe, eat, talk, sit up, walk and now run. The doctors tell our family that they have never seen someone with his injuries have such determination and such a miraculous recovery. He is going in for his 15th surgery this month but is doing well. He has had some setbacks over the past year with a couple times being put back in the hospital for weeks at a time after many very painful skin grafting surgeries and infections but today is doing well! There are no words to thank God for this miracle and everyone including all of you who have prayed for him. Please keep him in your continued prayers as his journey is not over. The Army has been so impresses with his recovery journey they have chosen to give him until June 2015 to decide if he may remain in the military that he has devoted his life to. We are sure that in this he will find success as he has so far chosen to trust in God and never give up! This man they told us would not live 72 hours is now running- God is good! He truly must have a special plan for our brother! Even now he is volunteering as much time as he can at the Burn medical center he was and still is being treated at to help other burn victims. What a testimony to others and to help them be strong as he has been!
Prayers Needed For Burn Victim
UPDATE: 12-17-2013 – Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 12-15-2013 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Matt, the brother of a pro-life family that lives in Rockford, was in a terrible fire a week ago. Matt was burned over most of his body and the family house burned to the ground. Please consider offering the below prayer to the Archangel Raphael for Matt and his healing. We know prayer is the most powerful force in the world and Matt really needs our prayers and God’s grace.
Prayer To St. Raphael For The Healing Of Max, A Burn Victim
Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace.
You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.
I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels.
Because you are the medicine of God, I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body.
I especially ask of you the favor for the healing of Matt from the horrible burns he sustained and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.
St. Raphael, of the glorious seven who stand before the throne of Him who lives and reigns, Angel of health, the Lord has filled your hand with balm from heaven to soothe or cure our pains.
Heal or cure Matt according to God’s will and guide our steps when doubtful of our ways. Amen
UPDATE: From Jessi,
I am the sister of MATT- who was burned. Thank you all for your prayers. The house has serious damage but is still standing- but is not livable right now. We are not sure yet if it will be declared a total loss by insurance. He has 3rd degree burns 77% of his body. He faces multiple surgeries and a very, very, long recovery- but is a true fighter and is so far astounding doctors with his progression thus far. He has been in the military for 17 years as a medic and been overseas serving our country several times. We know God will help him and our entire family through this. We thank you all for your prayers for his recovery and for his 3 teenage children- that God gives them peace.