I was surfing blogs via the Nashville is Talking blogroll, when I found this plea on Jane's Blog
. She said it better than I could, so I'm borrowing her words:
A good friend of mine recently was blessed with the birth of a new son, Dalton, back in November. The little guy was born with trisomy 21 (down syndrome) and a severe heart defect (missing a wall). Sometime in March, he will undergo open heart surgery to build a wall and some valves in his heart. His mom and dad are totally prepared for this daunting task, but ask for your thoughts and prayers.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/18/2006 10:59:00 AM
My friend's brother-in-law, a surfing youth minister, named Dave has created a MySpace account for Dalton to spread the word of the mission - to gather strength through prayers and educate others about the disability and how it can affect anyone at any time. Dave has issued a challenge to anyone he knows, to begin growing a beard between now and Feb. 1 in honor of Dalton. The concept is that every time you think you want to shave it off, you think and pray about Dalton, his impending challenge and others afflicted with similar disabilities
Visit Dalton's MySpace! This little fellow could all the friends in the world.