Jayden John Singer
This is the story of Jayden John Singer, a handsome, smart, funny, and full of life 3 year old boy who was stricken with Bacterial Meningitis. This is his long journey on the road to recovery. Hopefully you will enjoy Jayden's story, learn something, or just realize how important life, love, family, friends and faith is.
On April 7th 2004 Jayden was stricken with Strep pneumonaie bacterial meningitis. It started out as vomiting and Jay was taken to his pediatrician who recommened he go to St. Joes Paterson hospital for further observation. After a few hours in the hospital Jayden became dehydrated and lethargic. At this point meningitis was suspected and Jayden was slipping into a coma like state. After 3 weeks in P.I.C.U. he suffered 2 strokes, seizures, kidney and liver failure, right side paralysis and severe brain trauma. Defeating the odds Jayden survived thanks to some amazing prayer and support. Jayden then went to Childrens Specialized Hospital in Mountainside NJ. And that is where the updates began from Andy & Jenny, Jay's dad & mom. These updates serve as a log of progress and a therapy for mom and dad to release their emotions and a reminder.
Jayden now must relearn everything and fight a long uphill battle. Please follow the links to read all the updates. And thank you all for your continued prayer and support. Love Andy, Jenny & Jenny .
A Father's Prayer by General Douglas MacArthur (May 1952)
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.
Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper, have not lived in vain.
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