This week I’m welcoming a precious young woman of faith to the podcast, Casey Jones. Casey’s world was turned upside-down when, during her pregnancy, she and her husband found out their baby had a rare, malignant tumor – so rare it is only found in 1 in 40,000 babies. She shares how the doctors recommended she deliver the baby at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a 13 hour drive from their home in South Carolina, and that she needed to be there weeks prior to delivery. Her high-risk pregnancy was an emotional roller-coaster of faith, praying that God would heal her baby girl and allow her to live, while knowing God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want. Immediately after Skylar was born she was rushed to emergency surgery and almost didn’t survive. After weeks in the NICU Skylar was finally released to go home only to find out a month later that the tumor had returned and she would need chemotherapy.
Although it has been a tough journey for Casey and her husband Chris, their faith has grown exponentially as they learned to trust God with their baby girl. Because Casey is so passionate about sharing her faith journey with others, she’s written a book titled The First Year: A Testament of Faith and Miracles. Her story is real and honest and gives hope to those who are going through their own difficult journey. I know you’ll be blessed by Casey’s story.
Resources From This Episode
You can see Casey’s journey when you follow her on Facebook at Casey Jones
The First Year: A Testament of Faith and Miracles by Casey Jones
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Photo of Skylar’s tumor – You can’t appreciate the size of her tumor until you see it. It’s amazing the doctors were able to remove it all. What a miracle little Skylar is!
Scriptures Casey Shares
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” – Luke 17:6
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you cab say to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” – Matthew 21: 21-22
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19: 21
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
For no word from God will ever fail. – Luke 1:37
Listen to this episode Her Miracle Baby with Casey Jones