Dear Reverend Father Suarez:
My name is Betty Service and I have been blessed to have been involved with four of your healing masses at Church of the Resurrection in Escondido, CA.
This is the story of our grandson, Evan Nielsen and how your healing powers blessed our family in so many ways, In August of 2010 my husband, Charles and I found out we were going to be grandparents again. Our joy was short lived as the mother found out in the 9th week of her pregnancy that something was terribly wrong. The tests revealed that her baby had an extra #9 chromosome giving him 3 chromosomes instead of the normal two. It is called Trisomy nine. The baby usually doesn’t live to term and if it does will die shortly after birth. The condition usually comes with many deformities.The doctors repeatedly ask if the parents had made a decision yet, meaning to end the pregnancy.
Because of all of our extreme faith this was not an option. All the specialists were very negative and didn’t understand why Lisa, the mother, would continue with the pregnancy. Towards the end of the pregnancy Hospice was called in to prepare them for the baby’s death and to make arrangements for his funeral. Since I had been to one of your healing masses and you were coming to our church again, I encouraged Lisa to come to your healing mass at our church in March, 2010, one month before the expected due date.
When she came she brought a picture of the sonogram and placed it on her chest and you prayed over her. On her drive home she said she felt a calm come over her and she felt at peace for the first time. As the due date drew closer, apprehension rose. It was a terrible time. The doctors decided to perform a C-Section and we all gathered, tearfully in the waiting room. An hour went by and Charles called the delivery room and told by the father, Rick, that the baby was born and breathing on his own and looked like a normal baby, no deformities. The doctors and nurses were in awe and couldn’t believe he continued to show strong vital signs. The waiting room burst into tears and all looked up to thank God.
The doctor’s answer was we do the “best we can”. We knew otherwise, he was our miracle baby from God and Blessed by the healing powers of Fr. Suarez. It was also a result of the hundreds of prayers of many people following his journey to this day.
He came to see you again, when he was two, th...