We all have trials and hardships to deal with in life, but The Wyatt family seems to have been given more than their fair share. Amie and Craig Wyatt have eight children. Five have been diagnosed with a rare and debilitating form of Muscular Dystrophy, called duschene (DMD).
According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), a worldwide non-profit dedicated to finding cures for neuromuscular diseases, DMD is a disease that causes general muscle weakness in the pelvis, upper arms, and upper legs mostly in young males. Those with DMD progressively lose muscle function and physical mobility, and eventually become unable to walk.
It was never imagined that Sterling and Christian Wyatt would be able to serve as full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But, as Christian reminds, “God has a plan” for each of us, and things have a way of working out in amazing ways.
Here is the inspiring story of one family coming together, united in their hope and faith.
“God has a plan for you, and you can spend your life fighting against it and what your mission or job here is on earth, or you can help the Lord complete what He brought you down here to do.” - Christian Wyatt
- Living With Muscular Dystrophy (hjnews.com)
- Newborn screening for DMD shows promise as an international model (eurekalert.org)
- Exception to the thumb rule (coffeetablescience.wordpress.com)