The first moments of life are incredibly precious to witness, but seeing someone come back to life is an experience few (thankfully) get to see.
Such is the case for 15-year old Trevor Sullivan; a young man who already has had enough traumatic experiences to last a life time.
In 2014 Trevor began to get really sick, but when you’re a kid you never think the worst. His parents took him to the doctor thinking it was just a cold, only to have their hearts crushed at what the test results revealed.
Trevor and his parents were told that Trevor’s heart was failing, and that he would need a new one to live. Could you imagine hearing such tragic news about your baby?
You can imagine his parent’s thinking “heart failure doesn’t happen to kids… God, why us? Why our son?” Their son’s life was completely out of their control– but that’s usually the time when God does the most work in us.
After months of waiting, Trevor’s family was finally notified that a heart was available for him. It was the first step in a long road to recovery for the young man, but at last a match was found.
With a huge answer to prayer, Trevor went into surgery where he received a new heart from an organ donor. What his dad did, however, is one of the most heartwarming/touching/emotional things I have ever seen, as he made sure to capture the moments after Trevor wakes up with his brand new heart.
I cannot encourage you enough to watch this minute-long video. This is the good stuff, folks. This is the kind of thing the world needs to see. Just make sure you have some tissues:
With his new heart, Trevor felt like he could finally take a full breath. Relieved to finally be through this incredibly tough journey, Trevor and his family could now rest knowing that everything would be okay.
Now, the issue would be paying the hospital bills. For a family with four kids on one income, you can imagine the stress one would feel to pay the fees associated with life-saving surgery.
Fortunately, God was looking out for them again in the way of a friend starting a GoFundMe page for Trevor. To date, over $70k has been raised for Trevor.
But tragically, Trevor’s health took a turn for the worse this summer. After months without complications, Trevor suddenly became ill, to the point where he is now unable to lift himself up to walk, according to a post by his father:
But despite the troubles he faces, Trevor remains upbeat, and you can follow his journey on his official TEAM TREVOR Facebook page to send him an uplifting message, or simply see how he’s doing. His drive to push on under such terrible circumstances is nothing short of inspiring.
Trevor, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We hope that you and your parents are able to find rest amidst all the chaos. God bless you, young man, and continue to fight. You are not alone in this.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”