Friday, July 24, 2009


Derek and Krystal have been going through quite a bit the last couple of days. We have so many people to thank for the support that family and friends have given. The Fight for Deyton is not over and at this time we are asking everyone to keep them in your prayers. They need your help more than ever.

Tonight we witnessed one of the most powerful blessings where Derek was just an instrument in the hands of God. In the blessing he gave the decision that Derek and Krystal made to take Deyton home and to raise Him as long as they can.

As Derek's brother, I feel like I need to do everything I can to let people know and understand Their situation. They need as much support from all those around them and they have already witnessed miracles because of the strength from friends and family and their prayers.

We don't know how long Deyton could be with us. Miracles happen all the time!! The fight for Deyton is real and we would like you to be a part of it.

This is a picture of Derek and his brother Jareds' hands with Deyton's.

The picture of Mom and Dad with their son.

Holding on to Daddy's finger


Janet said...

I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. Please know I'm thinking of you and if there's anything at all that I can do to help during this difficult time, don't hesitate to ask.


Kritta22 said...

All you guys are in my prayers!

Hugs for Alaska!!

Krista Waggoner

Jamie W said...

I've been checking for updates, hoping for good mother heart just broke for the two of you. He must be such a special little spirit. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jamie (Stevenson) Wakefield

Mr. Franz said...

Baby Deyton,
you are such a beautiful and precious Child of God. We have come to love your amazing family and we'll be praying for them. The love and support we have seen pouring out to them and from them really touched us. You have two amazing and really strong parents.
Our prayers, love and support are with you and your family.
the Frandsens
(Your PICU next door neighbor)

Cami said...

I am in tears for you. Many prayers for you and your family. He is a special child of God.

Dennison Family said...

You don't know me, but someone gave me the blog address because I had a son born with HLHS, among other problems, and passed away after 19 days. I know Krystal and Derek are very busy and don't read this, but please let Krystal know that I am more than happy to talk to her. I have been through what she is going through and it helped to talk to someone who has "been there." It breaks my heart that she has to go through this. I will pray for them. Much love to the whole family.
Liz Dennison

TheChicGeek said...

I am keeping Deyton in my prayers. What a beautiful child :)

tammyswilliams said...

We love you guys so much and are in total shock. I know the decisions you make are through our Lord. I was there 2 hours after delivery and never saw more love from a father and mother. We are here for you and my heart aches. And yes miracles do happen!
love Tammy and Kelsey Williams

Adri said...

ALL THREE of you are in my prayers. Krystal, my heart goes out to you! I will keep checking the blog for updates.
--Adri (Ford) Johnson

Amber said...

Derek and Krystal-
My heart goes out to you. A year ago I was also in the NICU with my babies. What a stressful place to be. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

Amber Stokes DeMaria

:) Jen said...

We love you guys....we know for you that every minute you have with that precious little Deyton is a gift....we pray for you and want you to know we are here for you!

Jessica said...

I am in Derek and Krystal's ward, and also in the RS presidency. As a RS we would like to bring in dinners (and anything else they need) for Derek and Krystal after they return home with their sweet baby. Would you please call me when you have a second, so I can communicate with you (Shelle-Krytsal's sister?) and see what we can do, because I don't want to take away their precious time with their baby-all our love!
Jessica Hicks

Brooks said...

D, you and your family are in my prayers. Love ya man.

Ciara & John said...

You are in our prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Michelle said...

I wish there was something I could say that would make you feel better or lift your spirits. I am thinking of you and know that if anyone can deal with this situation, it is you. You are such a strong girl and I am sure you are the best mommy ever. We will pray for you and your sweet baby boy.

Peter + Natalie said...

You guys have been in our prayers and we will continue to pray for you and Deyton! We love you guys! and if there is ANYTHING you need please let us know!

djzmcallister said...

We are so happy we got to spend time with your precious Deyton. He is such a beautiful little boy. He looks just like him mama and daddy. He is a perfect combination of the two of you. We love you all so much.
DJZ McAllister's

Mr. Franz said...

What a beautiful baby. We have wondered about you since you left the hospital. Thank you for letting us see Deyton on your way out. That was a high point in our day.Thank you for sharing that precious moment even with us. He is a good looking little guy. What an incredible family. We were touched by the obvious peace you had. Thank heaven's for the gospel in our lives. Our prayers are with you all.

James and Val
(Your PICU neighbors)

Alisha said...

Deyton is beautiful! I love you guys and hope you know I am thinking of you and your family! I am so glad we have the gospel to know we will be with our loved ones once again. Keep being strong!

hacker.ilene said...

He is a beautiful baby. He accomplished his purpose here on earth, he is not required to pass any othe tests. His journey is complete. How blessed you are to bring such a special child into the world. It's very difficult for you, but you will receive blessings and be surrounded by those who love you to help you think positive thoughts. My prayers are with you.