WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The parents of 2-month-old Declan Alexander got the call Monday morning that they've been praying for -- a heart for their son.
Declan was born with hypoplastic heart syndrome, which prevents blood from flowing on the left side of his heart. He went into 10-hour surgery around 4 p.m. Monday at Duke Medical Center.
“Even though they are enduring the surgery, we want them to know we are right there with them,” said Robyn Snell, who joined others in a vigil of prayer Monday evening for Declan and his parents Chase and April.
“It was his Father’s Day wish for [Declan] to get a heart and for him to wake up and get that phone call ... it’s just amazing.”
People have been keeping up with the progress of the surgery on social media at www.facebook.com/DelcanAlexander.
“The power of prayer is amazing,” said Beverly Kinley who attended the vigil. “For him to gain weight and the heart to arrive today -- it’s incredible.”