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The family and friends of Jairo Gonzalez are uniting to raise money to help with the medical expenses for his open heart surgery.

Jairo Gonzalez, is my 16 year old little brother who had a very rare and severe flesh eating bacterial blood infection that attacked his heart and brain, causing a hole in his heart. It’s called Haemophilus Parainfluenza, it’s resistant to antibiotics, and when it gets in the blood stream it becomes deadly.

The doctors didn’t know what was causing the 106 degree fevers he had for 11 days and why he lost his short term memory, at first they thought it was Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but they were wrong. They finally figured out what was causing all the symptoms and did an echocardiogram on his heart and saw that the bacteria caused a hole in his heart and that they needed to act quickly to repair his heart and remove the vegetation that the bacteria had colonized on his heart ASAP.

The doctors and my family needed a miracle and we found our broken family coming together to be there for Jairo the night before his open heart surgery. At that point he had 2 sets of IV’s in each hand and wasn’t able to feed himself, but he wanted to play his guitar. They gave him his guitar and he played “How He Loves” by David Crowder to worship the Lord.

The thing that makes this so beautiful is that this brought our family together; something so terrible and scary was what actually brought down the chains that kept my family apart. All of my family came together in prayer for Jairo asking for a miracle and we got it, the doctors were able to fix him up and beat the bacteria. Jairo was so full of the Holy Spirit that he found the strength to worship our Lord the night before his heart surgery. My brother Jairo is braver than he knows, all things are possible with the Lord, and we see this time and time again.

We need your help, please.

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!!
Thank you all SO Much!!

In case you don’t know the song, here are the some of the lyrics & Jairo’s Video!:

And He is jealous from me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and Mercy
When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions
Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me

Oh, how He loves, yeah, He loves us
Oh, how He loves us, oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves

And we are His portion and He is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
If His grace is an ocean, we're all sinking

And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don't have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way

Oh, how He loves, yeah, He loves us
Oh, how He loves us, oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves
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