Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Please Pray for this Family

I received this prayer request in an email from a friend today. This small town is only about an hour from here. I cannot imagine what this family must be going through. Please keep them in your prayers and if you can help at all that would be wonderful.

Last Tuesday afternoon a three year old boy, named Colten, was severely injured in a lawn mowing accident in Polo, Missouri. He lost one of his legs in the accident, and the other had to be amputated. Extensive injuries to his back side has left him without a rectum. He lies in a drug induced coma at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Please keep this child and his family in your prayers over the next several months. He is at a very high risk for developing infection because of how the injury occurred.

As for the second part of this request I was not sure of how to even begin to word it. This family has no health insurance coverage. The need for help will reach far beyond his medical bills. This is a young family who's father is self employed.

An account has been set up in his name (Colten Newman), at
Bank Northwestin Polo
305 Main Street
Polo, Missouri
Telephone #660-354-2111.

Thank you so much for your prayers. I don't even know this family but my thoughts and prayers will be with them for a very long time.


Angie said...

What a sad and tragic story! I will be sure to pray for them. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How horrible! Poor little guy and God Bless him during these very difficult times.


Rosemary said...

How very sad and tragic.
Thanks for letting us know. I will be praying for them.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a tragic thing to happen to any family. My ppts are with them