Dear Editor

Recently my families lives were changed forever. My grandson Ezekiel Caine Miles was born Aug. 23, 2017 in Newport and air lifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital, where he is still at as of today. Born with Hypo-plastic Left Heart Syndrome, in other words born with only the right side of his heart developed, at this point he is doing well and has made it through the first open heart surgery and is expected to have another one at six months and again at three years old. My family and especially my daughter Sara, the mother of Ezekiel could not have made it these past week since his birth without you, the good people of Jackson County, your love, your prayers and your kind words are felt deep with in our hearts. Its kindness like this that has always made me proud to call Jackson County my home. We've got a long road ahead of us, but I know with the power of prayer and the good Lord with us it will be alright. Thank you good people for your love and especially your prayers.

Sincerely Yours, 

Rickey Rowland