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william the warrior

Many of you know. Some of you do not. So this is only a brief snapshot that will conclude with a request. It is a request that we’re all capable of fulfilling. Simply, I (we) request your prayers and faithful hope on behalf of William and our family.

Patti and I found out in February that our sixth grandchild, who is to be born sometime between today and Thursday (June 28th), is facing a few challenges as soon as he arrives from his mother’s womb. An ultrasound revealed that the left side of William’s heart is pretty much non-functional.  So, as soon as he is born, he will be facing an open-heart surgery to bypass the complications.  This will be the first of three heart surgery’s that William will have by the time he is 2-years old.  William also only has one kidney, but it is fully functional and adequately carrying the load.

Our family has grieved some only because no one wants their kid(s) to go through what William is facing. But, we are strengthened by several factors.  First, there may not be a better surgical team or hospital in the world that will be caring for our little guy.  Second, we have been speaking to and praying for William for the last five months. By now, he surely knows in the Spirit, that he is important to us, loved by us, and graced with purpose and the magnificent love of God. Third, we have already felt your prayers. So thank you.

There are many moving parts to this story. So, not to overwhelm anyone with details, just know that we welcome you to share with anyone you know for more prayer. In fact the more the merrier! The Lord Jesus promised his presence in times like this. In regards to this promise… we are most confident!

After the surgery, William Michael Brewer will spend extended time in the Cardiac NICU at Children’s Hospital in Denver.  William has a couple of older sisters who will spend a lot of time away from their parents over the next 5-6 weeks.  As I said, lots of moving parts, quite a few needs, with grace to cover it all.

So, I unashamedly ask and thank you in advance for your prayers and warm thoughts!  You are a great comfort to us all.

We are grateful for your amazing love!

Mike & Patti

Nicole plans to post regular updates to her Instagram account:  @williamthewarrior.  

Please feel free to follow along!

Latest Update:  See my Facebook page:  m.d.paschall

Update: 8/3/18 – William has gone home. Balloons, cupcakes, excited sisters, and cousins awaited his grand arrival to his new digs. Quite the day!!!

Update: 7/8/18 – William experienced a bit of tachycardia earlier today. He’s been given meds to control the rhythm.

Update: 7/7/18 – Nicole posted an extended number of events and prayer concerns from the day.  Check out @williamthewarrior on Instagram or my Facebook page.

Update: 7/5/18 – He’s off the vent, and getting reacquainted with his paci!

Update: 7/4/18 – William’s chest tubes and vent were removed today!  He’s off pain meds except Tylenol.  He is doing very well!

Update: 7/2/18 – William’s HLHS first surgery went as well as could be expected. He is in the CICU in Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO.

Update: 6/28/18 – William is here!  Born @ 12:50pm – weighs 8.5 lbs – brown hair – beautiful!  Mom is tired but great!

Update: 6/23/18 – Surgery for William will be Monday, July 2nd.




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  1. Gary Winegar
    June 21, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Praying Mike.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Dee
    June 21, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Love you all so much! Praying and praying for that sweet angel – and all of you!

  3. Lisa Spitzer
    June 21, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Mike and Patti,
    You most certainly have our prayers. We love you.
    ♥️🙏🏻Lisa and Mike Spitzer

  4. Debbie Lacey
    June 21, 2018 at 10:58 am

    God knows this young man, William the Warrior, and will use him mightily for His kingdom. There will be joys and struggles and God will be there. There will be healing and pain and God will be there. There will be miracles and setbacks and God will be there. All I know, for sure, is that God will be there. You will not be able to see what He is doing and with eyes wide open you will see what He is doing. God will be there. God loves William and all of you, whom He has assigned to be caretakers of this child. God will be there. Above all, God will be there!

  5. Amy Book
    June 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Much love to you!! Praying over your mighty warrior today!

  6. Joy Ingram
    June 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I love you Mike and Patti! This little warrior will rise up and surprise many people. Count on it.

  7. Steve Johnston
    June 21, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    With you and William in every way! Love conquers all, with God’s help. Praying like crazy.
    Steve J.

  8. Gary McGinnis
    June 22, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Will be praying for William Michael.

  9. Walt Karnasiewicz
    June 22, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Mike &Patti, Wanda and I will keep that precious gift in our prayers. We will also put it on the prayer list at our church. We Love you both and will keep your family covered in prayer also. God Bless you and believe that our mighty Father and Lord Jesus will perform a miracle through His Holy Spirit!

  10. Dana Henderson
    June 23, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Oh guys, we can absolutely relate to what you are facing with our first Grands being born at 27 weeks and weighing in at 2 lbs 10 oz. and one having four surgeries within the first month of his precious life. We will definitely stand in the gap for you as this beautiful baby is being brought into this world. This is the first that we have heard of your news but know that your grandson and all of you are being lifted up during this journey!🙏😘
    Much prayer and love,
    Tom and Dana

  11. Regina Price
    June 24, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Praying for that sweet baby and your family. Also praying for all of the doctors and medical teams that will come in contact with William.

  12. Kathryn and Mark Almand
    June 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    In the name of Jesus, we pray for William that his surgery Monday is a total success and that you dear Lord will be with William every second wrapping your arms around him keeping him safe and not in pain. We also pray for much wisdom for the doctors that will be working on William. Please work through them Lord so that William will be in great health afterward. We also pray for the peace that passes all understanding to keep William’s parents, grandparents and siblings in total peace throughout this time. Please fill them all up with your Holy Spirit!!! In Jesus precious name, AMEN!!!

  13. Barbara Truby
    June 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Praying and sharing with others about your precious grandson William.

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