"Makayla's Heart: Moment By Moment" chronicles the Hyssongs' journey through heartaches and
On July 19, 2008, at 4:44 a.m., the Hyssongs celebrated the birth of Makayla, Richard and his wife
Kelly's newborn. Their excitement quickly changed to horror three days later. The doctors discovered
over twenty tumors in Makayla's heart with one blocking 75 percent of the blood flow. Then, when
Makayla was thirteen days old, masses of brain tumors were found. Richard and Kelly were told their
precious baby probably would not survive, and if she did, she would never walk, talk, or be like other
children. Would Makayla live? How would her situation affect her family, a renowned singing trio, and
their extensive traveling ministry?
Dell Hyssong relates, "Everyone who has heard about Makayla wanted us to put her story in writing.
Her miraculous life has emboldened many to remain strong in their faith and gives hope to those going
through difficult situations. As I wrote her story along with co-author Holly Weiss, my prayer was that
many lives would change as a result of reading our story. We also wanted to give readers a glimpse of
what goes on behind the scenes of our itinerant ministry. Our family is just like everyone else's: we hurt,
laugh, and cry, but know that no matter what comes our way, God is always in control." Join the
Hyssongs as they present this amazing true story of hope in the midst of trials in "Makayla's Heart:
Moment By Moment."
5 x 8 size, 100 pages with photos. Soft cover.
Released in May, 2015.