He was born 13 weeks premature. He came into the world weighing 2 pounds and 9 ounces. And he measured in at 13 inches long.
There is no measuring the heart of a little boy from Bolingbrook.
Mason Jaylon Boyd has battled infections, bleeding on the brain and meningits since his birth on Aug. 30. He has been on and off a ventilator. And his story, as told by Denee Little Duncan on GoFundMe.com, is gut-wrenching.
His story is also one of courage and a family’s trust in a higher power. And after nearly 3½ months of hospital care, there is a chance he could be going home for the holidays.
“Mason has been given steroids to help take him off the ventilator because before, when they would try to take him off, he would only last for about 15 mins before they'd have to put him back on because he would just stop breathing,” Denee Little Duncan said in a recent post on GoFundMe. “But now with the help of the steroids and oxygen at low setting they were able to take him off!
“They even started him on a pacifier to give him practice sucking, and accepting something good in his mouth, versus those big bad tubes. With continued prayers, our Mason will be home for the holidays!”
Denee Little Duncan started the GoFundMe page to tell about Mason’s journey, show support for his first-time parents and help raise funds to cover his medical expenses. You can read more about his journey here.
She has raised $100. Her goal is $1,500.
“There is so much that the family needs now that Mason is getting better,” DeneeLittle Duncan said in a letter on GoFundMe. “We have had people from everywhere praying for him! And prayer definitely changes!
“And we don’t know still what’s going on with his brain, but we do know God and that through Christ All Things Are Possible.”