A Woman Stops to Pray for a Child who has a High Risk for COVID-19 Infection

"I just stopped to do what my heart told me to do, to say a prayer for the baby and for the parents..."

Photo: Twitter/Maggie O'Mara

Monica Salinas, a delivery driver, brings people packages for a living. However, her endeavors to help those in her locale don't stop there.

In a clip posted to Twitter, Salinas of Nampa, Idaho, was seen through the doorbell camera, pausing a moment to pray while making a delivery to a house belongs to Derek and Raquel Pearsons.

Derek and Raquel are parents to Lucas, an 8-month-old boy who has a heart condition and difficulty eating, as reported by Today.

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The doctor informed the couple that their bundle of joy could go into respiratory distress if he gets the novel coronavirus disease.

Derek and Raquel had posted a sign on their front door expressing gratitude toward delivery workers for bringing medical supplies for Lucas.

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Speaking about the moment she saw Salinas praying, Raquel said, "I kind of choked up a bit."

"It's been really hard to get through this, so I'm really touched that a stranger would take time out of her day to wish our son well like that," she added.

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Derek said that the delivery driver's gesture sent positive vibes to their son and family. He was moved by it, the father added.

Meanwhile, Salinas said she was shocked by the reaction of the people. "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," she explained.

Salinas added that she just prayed they could make it through another day, one day at a time.

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