Amazon Delivery Driver Pauses Amid Busy Day to Pray for Baby Boy With Heart Condition in Idaho

Monica Salinas prays after making a delivery. | (Photo: Screengrab/KTVB-7.com

An Amazon delivery driver’s prayer for a baby boy with a heart condition in Idaho has gone viral and is inspiring many.

As Monica Salinas was making a delivery to a home in Nampa, Idaho, she noticed a sign on the door explaining that a high-risk child named Lucas lives inside. Lucas is under a year old and has a heart condition that puts him at heightened risk for respiratory complications, such as the coronavirus.

Derek and Raquel Pearson had been taking extra precautions during the pandemic and were depending on online orders for many products so they would not have to go shopping elsewhere and then risk exposing their son to the disease.

“He needs special thickeners to be able to eat, otherwise he aspirates his milk. So, we really depend on getting all of these supplies online so we don’t have to go out to the store and bring a virus home,” 30-year-old Raquel Pearson said in an interview last week with KTVB-7. “We just want to minimize exposure to coronavirus.”

While waiting for an important order to arrive a few weeks ago, Pearson noticed on the doorbell camera that Salinas, a delivery driver for a company called Custom Services through Amazon, paused after she rang the doorbell and placed the package on the doorstep.

“There was a note and it said their baby’s food was essential, and every time I see that note, it just touches my heart,” Salinas, 41, told the local news station.

“I just stopped to do what my heart told me to do, to say a prayer for the baby and for the parents because that’s got to be very painful for all of them to see their baby hurt and struggle. I just prayed that they can make it through another day, one day at a time.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter