FL News: Dale Shaylor

06.14.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Dale Shaylor, missionary pilotDale Shaylor is a missionary pilot in Venezuela. He's the only one legally allowed to fly missions teams in and out of the country. But since December, he's been too sick to work. He needs a liver transplant after contracting two forms of Hepatitis in the jungle. Shaylor, who lives on a missionary's salary, had to raise over $200,000 to get on a transplant list.

We got word that he got on the list earlier this week and within 5 days, a liver came up -- even though he had a rare blood form. Youth Pastor Ben Hazen, from Montoursville Pennsylvania, was in charge of the fundraising effort. He called it "a sheer grace of God."

There were more miracles. They found out Thursday that they had just six hours to get Shaylor from Florida to Tennesse for the surgery. That's when a businessman in their church stepped up and provided a private jet. They got to the hospital in time, but there was no surgeon to do the procedure. God provided that, too -- Shaylor ended up with the same surgeon that operated on Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

June 16th update:  Dale came through the surgery well. His 's wife says his breathing tube will come out this morning.

June 22nd update:  He is doing very well and was released from the hospital yesterday.

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on 06.24.11 Ruth Strawderman commented

This is an answer to my prayers, I have asked God to provide the money needed for Dale to be on the list for the liver and supply the liver. God is SO faithful, taking care of our every need!!

I will continue to pray for Dale to heal, and also take care of his financial needs and the needs of his family. I am very thankful to God for all He has done, and for all the people who reached out to help get Dale`s health back.

on 06.24.11 Ruth Strawderman commented

This is an answer to my prayers, I have asked God to provide the money needed for Dale to be on the list for the liver and supply the liver. God is SO faithful, taking care of our every need!!

I will continue to pray for Dale to heal, and also take care of his financial needs and the needs of his family. I am very thankful to God for all He has done, and for all the people who reached out to help get Dale`s health back.

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