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As many of you may know, Brother Jacob and Sister India Shields from our church recently had a new baby boy (Walker). Before Baby Walker was born, the doctors realized that he had a rare heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) which basically means he was born with half a working heart. Due to the known health condition of the baby, Sis India was moved to Birmingham to receive specialized care. This condition required open-heart surgery 5 days after being born. Walker spent 24 days in the Cardiovascular ICU at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. They truly give God the glory for how He has helped Walker up to now. At 3-4 months old, Walker will have to have another surgery due to this condition and potentially again at 3-5 years old.

Baby Walker will continue to be on oxygen 24x7, a feeding tube, monitoring devices, and will have 2-3 therapists each week to care for him. In addition, they will have to go to Birmingham to see the specialists overseeing his care. Unfortunately, there are several items that are not covered by insurance, including the required in-home care. Due to complications during the birth and the severe medical condition, they had to spend an extended stay at the hospital.

Several months ago, Brother Jacob’s employer cut his overtime hours way back. Due to the constant care and extended hospital stay, Sister India lost her job, which has further placed a financial burden on the family. Not only are their hearts heavy from the complications baby Walker has and will face, but the financial situation has become extremely overwhelming. Unfortunately, in a few months they will be going through all this again.

Bro Jacob and Sister India are valuable members of our church and we are helping with their immediate need however we are asking for help to make their journey a little easier.


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    • $40 
    • 4 mos
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    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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    • $1,300 
    • 8 mos
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    • $100 
    • 9 mos
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    • $80 
    • 9 mos

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Meridianville Holiness Church
Meridianville, AL
Jacob Shields

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