The family was sent immediately to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where a surgeon was waiting for MK. Holding Her Mat follows the Fletchers' through a six-month ordeal; beginning with the fateful diagnosis that dramatically changed their lives. This incredible book gives a day-by-day account of the family's journey through these dark and scary times as they learn that, by completely giving control to God, they are able to see blessings in all that God had planned.
Inspiration for the book comes from verses found in Mark 2:1-5 & 11 (NIV) that speak of the power of faith as Jesus heals a paralytic who had been carried to Him by friends. Because of the faith the friends have in Jesus' healing power, the paralytic walks. Like the paralytic, MK was carried to the feet of Jesus through the faith of family, friends, her competent medical staff, and even complete strangers.