Aaron Shust has announced via his Twitter account that his son Michael will be having surgery.
Shust previously tweeted, “3 more days until Michael gets a working heart!”
That means little Michael will need to undergo open heart surgery. Shust's family has said they have been praying intensively that the surgery would go well.
Aaron Shust, mentioned on his blog: "His Complete AV Septal Defect demands Gore-Tex walls to be inserted that should stretch and grow for the rest of his life with valves inserted too. His heart doesn't work properly right now, Lord willing tomorrow it will, whether God creates flesh before the doctors get to it, or Michael will be part Gore-Tex for the rest of this life. :)"
Shust has prayed for a new heart for his son for several months, and entrusted everything into God's hands. Shust acknowledged that he serves a Big God and the Creator of all things. Last month Shust mentioned in his blog, “God is teaching us so much about what is important, what is worth dreaming about, what is good. What it really means to be blessed. More about how we are infinitely loved by an All Powerful Father who doesn't need us, but knows we need Him.”
In his blog, Shust also shared a piece of advice from his friend Larry Smith - If you're going to pray, "Pray big."
The meaning of the name Michael is derived from the Hebrew question ‘Who is like God?’ In the Bible, Michael is the archangel who defeats the dragon. That means he’s a good fighter!
The Breathecast team would like to encourage all fans to unite in prayer for little Michael and the Shust family.