Sunday, August 19, 2007
A Short History of Declan Johnson
Declan Johnson was the grandson of pastor Bill Mack of Faith Lutheran Church in Oregon, WI. He was born on March 11 and baptized soon after by his grandfather. It was found he had liver cancer and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. He also had loving and dedicated parents and grandparents, and lots of friends who prayed for him. You can read about Declan's ordeal throughout his short life here.
Declan died on August 8, in California where his parents had taken him in an effort to find a way for him to receive further treatment for his cancer. What remains are wonderful memories of a little baby who briefly blessed the lives of his family and friends. The other things that remain are large medical bills.
Faith Lutheran Church in Oregon is organizing a fund raiser to try to help meet some of these expenses being born by Declan's parents, Luke and Christy Johnson. You can read about it here, and also find ways to donate on that site.
A memorial service for Declan will be held at Faith Lutheran in Oregon at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 25. The next day after church will be the fundraiser/farm day at the Klahn farm in Brooklyn. A silent auction will be held, as well as hay rides, a pork roast, and music by the Soggy Prairie Boys. Come if you can!