Paxton's Praise Report

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Melissa Stephens | 2 Comments

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For those who are new to The Cordial Cherry family, Alexandra is a very special chocolatier in our shop and her baby, Paxton, was diagnosed with Myelomeningocele Spina Bifida at 16 weeks gestation.  It was a very emotional journey with lots of ups and downs while she met with specialists over a period of several months to prepare for Utero Fetal Surgery on Paxton's spine to help protect his spinal cord.  Paxton Patrick Ratigan was born July 22nd...what follows is a heartfelt message from Alexandra...

What a journey this has all been! To the prayer warriors for our son Paxton, your prayers did not go unanswered. I want to start off by thanking each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers. We are so incredibly grateful for your donations. All money raised helped us pay for all the travel and even a good portion of medical bills! We have never seen such an outpour of love and support from so many of our friends, family and customers. It’s always talked about in the shop that we have the best customers and with out a doubt that couldn’t be more true. Tyler, Ellerie, Paxton and myself are forever grateful for your support. Each and every one of you will always be in our prayers and forever in our hearts. God bless you! 

I’m so happy to report that everything the surgery could have fixed did! It was never a guarantee so we went in assuming the worst and hoping for the best. They said at first his chances of walking were good but it was never a for sure thing. Now they’re saying he will walk, he will not need a shunt and he will not need a catheter. The best thing we keep hearing from doctors is you wouldn’t know Paxton has Spina Bifida...he is defying all odds and continues to thrive. The power is God is so unbelievable and Paxton is a miracle. We hope that his story will inspire others and help parents see that there is hope and such an amazing future for these kids. I’ll leave you with a verse that my mother found for us and it will forever be apart of our lives. Thank you all again we truly are eternally grateful.
Deuteronomy 30:19 “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
Love always, The Ratigan Family


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Patricia Cahow
Patricia Cahow

December 22, 2019

God bless you miracles really do happen!

Sarah Lindau
Sarah Lindau

October 02, 2019

That is incredible news! Praise God!

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