Young Mother in Critical Condition

 

Brand-New Traditional Catholic Mother and Son Desperately Need Your Help

Written by  Michael Matt | Editor – 8/8/18

Baby Aaron LanthierBaby Aaron Lanthier

Claire Marie Lanthier, a fiery Catholic woman with a huge heart, piercing blue eyes and cloud of blond curls, became a mother 8 days ago at the age of 26. Claire is also an old and dear friend of one of my most trusted team members, who has been with The Remnant for the past ten years.

Claire’s son, Aaron, has been in the NICU since August 2nd, fighting a serious infection in his blood. He contracted it from his mother, and it wasn’t noticed until almost too late. He is now being bottle fed and rocked by his young aunts and uncles, his father and his grandparents, and the baby boy is growing stronger each day.

Aaron and Monique 2Claire, however, is fighting for her life with the same infection, a bacteria which devours the skin and organ tissues when not confined to the blood vessels. She went under the knife four times in three days, during which several organs were removed. She is currently in the OR again, as the infection has returned with a vengeance after a brief remission. Her condition is extremely critical, and her prognosis is uncertain at this time.

Those who can, are humbly encouraged to help with the medical billswhich this new young couple cannot hope to tackle on their own, but what her husband asks for much more urgently are prayers. God is not cruel, but we can’t always see His plan from our limited perspective. Please, in your charity, storm heaven for Claire and baby Aaron.

claires wedding dayZachary and Clarie on their wedding day, one year ago.

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5 comments on “Young Mother in Critical Condition

  1. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, our Mother; to you we come; before you we kneel sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in
    your mercy hear and answer us. Amen.

  2. I know Claire. She was battling lupus back when I taught her for a couple of years in Phoenix.
    She’s a cradle (trad) Catholic and new mom. We moved halfway around the world so I’ve not seen her in a decade, but she has always been a joy and not a complainer.

  3. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition, but in
    thy clemency hear and answer me. Amen.

  4. There is some positive news regarding Claire and Aaron. He seems past the worst and isn’t hooked up to tons of stuff now. Claire got to hold him briefly for the first time. Her breathing tube is out again, but it seems she’ll be having daily surgeries for a while to get rid of the infected areas.
    Thank you for all the prayers and any financial help you can give. Spread it around to any others who might help as you can see this will be an expensive hospital stay.

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