Sally and I had the privilege over the Christmas Holiday Season to meet with Laityn and her dear family. Our hearts really go out to this precious child who's story is set forth below. Please read it and let God touch you!
Laityn Harding is 9 years old and was diagnoses with a rare form of Crohns/Ulcerative Colitis in 2011, when she was only 2 years old. About two years later she developed Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis which has affected both her feet, knees and her hips. These diseases are very debilitating and painful. She continues to be in extreme pain and has not grown for over a year due to the progression of these autoimmune diseases that are consuming her little body. She can eat very little due to food allergies without severe gut pain. She is very thin, suffers great pain all the time and has difficulty walking. We attended her Divine Healing during Christmas and came to see her sweet, child-like faith in the face of such poor health.
Laityn has had excellent Dr's in her life, she has seen many. The only thing main stream medicine can offer, is drug therapies for her symptoms but they have terrible side effects that leave her in bed 1-2 days following each infusion. These treatments do not alleviate her discomfort or bring down her inflammation. Often Laityn has to be carried for she cannot walk.
God has opened a door to a better alternative. Her parents have recently investigated into stem cell therapies through a docu-series called, "The Healing Miracle" that contains incredible life-changing results for patients who have received these treatments with undeniably miraculous results using their own body's stem cells to heal their own body from such debilitating diseases as Laityn has. Many people with Rheumatoid Arthritis specifically, over a period of several months and repeated treatments at the clinic, have achieved complete healing and are pain free and drug free.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis have also been successfully treated. Stem cells are collected in this case from her father as she has no fat cells to be used, as her medicine to heal her joints. They can inject stem cells into any joint or receive stem cells IV for systemic treatments. She needs both. Her father will travel in April to begin the process. The stem cells are multiplied and made ready at the lab. They will be ready for Laityn in May or June.
This family has to commute from Montana to California for each treatment repeatedly every couple of months; which incurs a cost for air flights, food, lodging and the expensive stem cell treatments. Insurance does not cover these procedures which cost somewhere around $9,000 each treatment.
Her family is a Christ-centered family of modest means, living in the country, and live the eight natural remedies and needs our help! This is the best option they have seen in 7 years of extensive and expensive medical treatments so far with continuous deterioration. As Christians we are all family and need to help each other, especially when one is down.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
If you would like to financially help her family provide these procedures for Laityn, it would be greatly appreciated! Above all, they covet your prayers and encouragement as they move forward through these next months. You can send your donations through our ministry and mark them "Laityn Health Recovery". And we will pass them onto the family. You can donate on our website or send checks to ELM.
We are Family,
Jim & Sally
P.S. As we were having a prayer circle for Laityn, her little hand reached out for Jim's finger and she would hold and squeeze it through heart-feeling moments.