Hi guys, my name is Gerard. My wife Brittany Johnson and I, on the 16th of November, introduced our 3rd child into the world and our 1st girl. Back in February of this year my wife and I went though a T.E.C. retreat. I as a tecite already knew the power of God, my wife however had her mind blown. The theme song for the week was "Grace got You" and fast forward 8 months we named our daughter Grace. Unfortunately all wasn't to plan, at 36 weeks Brittany got really sick with the enterovirus and had an emergency c section. Grace spent a week in our local hospital as it was found that the virus had transmitted to her. Her platelet count levels slowly declined and she deteriorated more. She was rushed by ambulance to St. Cloud, MN as a precaution. After spending a few days there it seemed her health was on the mend, until Brittany and I got the call at 6 am that there were things happening. The virus had spread to her heart and was attacking it. We had her baptized in our Christian faith and on the 27th of November was flown to the U of M Masonic hospital where she needed immediate life saving surgeries and was put on life support. Grace has been there for a number of days and as of Dec. 18th her heart function is still only 33% and things have been a roller coaster. Brittany comes home to see the boys Gauge and Noah on Fridays and goes back to Minneapolis after church Sundays. If there is anything you can do for my girls it would be great, as they're in need of some hard prayers right now. Peace and love to you all - Gerard.