David pulls up to the drugstore to pick up Elijah's prescription. He rolls down his window and says "pick up for Elijah Ramirez." Eli says from the back seat, "roll down my window." David obeys. Eli says out the window "Eli Ramirez, four-one-two-zero dogwood lane sapulpa oklahoma." For those of you who don't know....that's our exact address! What fun for David to get surprised by Elijah's brilliance!
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Ramirez, the sibling of an extraordinary kid. Click here to go to the video on YouTube. Enjoy.
Eli's Prayer Requests
Eli's ability to keep up academically despite interruptions by therapists and doctors
Eli's ability to walk (and run) without assistance.
Ability to talk and listen. Specifically pray around Elijah's constant ear infections and drainage that hinders his hearing.
Perfect eye sight and hearing
Weight gain and growth
Wrist and thumb functionality
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Elijah Ramirez was born on his due date December 23, 2006, at exactly the stroke of midnight weighing only 4 pounds 2 ounces. The nurses immediately ran from the room with my baby boy and, what seemed like an eternity later, the neonatologist returned to tell me my sweet baby appeared to have bones missing in his arms and no thumbs. That was just the beginning.
Elijah is a happy child who will steal your heart. He had his first surgery at one month old to insert a feeding tube in his tummy. At nine months old he had his soft palate cleft repaired and at 13 months he had surgery to open one prematurely fused suture in his skull and reconstruct his forehead. He's had surgery on both wrists and both hands. At 3-years-old he had his feet removed so that one day he can walk using prosthetics. Elijah has had more medical intervention than many late in life.
We realized very soon after Elijah’s birth that we were in for the challenge of our life. A challenge that would take its toll. A challenge we had been prepared for without even knowing. A challenge that we would conquer!
This blog is dedicated to sharing Elijah's story in hopes of raising a legion of prayer warriors on his behalf. I pray that through Elijah’s trials, you will see our Lord taking care of his flock. Check back often to hear about Elijah's victories.