Baby Iscah

Update: February 2, 2022

Born on August 8, 2020 in Pakistan, baby Iscah touched the lives of so many during her short time with us. Born with an inoperable heart defect, Iscah fought hard through her illness. She was just learning to talk and her eyes lit up the room when she reached out for her mom and dad. As her breathing became more difficult, her heart weakened and she was called home to the arms of the Lord on February 1st. Her family reached out to us after finding comfort in the prayers and Mass offered on the St. Benedict website. 

We at St. Benedict and the Deacons and deacon candidates and their wives became her second family. Ashfaq and Ruby, her parents, ask for prayers at this painful time in their lives and know that we are and will continue to be there for them in their time of need. 

Contact Deacon Michael for additional information.
michael.russo@breezeline.net
or 814-288-3036.

A few days after Christmas, Iscah became ill. She was having difficulty breathing and had to be hospitalized. She was moved to the ICU unit at another hospital where she remains today. By God’s grace and many, many prayers, she has been improving and no longer needs to be on oxygen. She is not out of the woods yet, and still needs our prayers. Please continue to lift Iscah and her family in prayer.

Iscah and Mom, Ruby
Taking Iscah to the hospital

Little Iscah (eesh-a-cah) was born in Pakistan in August 2020. She was born with a heart defect that cannot be repaired. Our Foreign Ministries has been able to provide much needed medications, a nebulizer, and an air conditioner for her room. The temperatures in Pakistan reached 108 degrees in the summer, making breathing very difficult for her.