Our Mission

Wyatt's Warriors Foundation was created to honor the memory of Wyatt and help families at a difficult time by providing comfort, support, education and encouragement. In order to fulfill this mission we have several objectives in mind.The Wyatt's Warriors Foundation strives to provide support to the community through events, assistance, education, and faith.

Events

We host community events with activities for families. Our annual Family Walk Event is free to the public and has food, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, and kids activities.

Assistance

Our foundation provides assistance to families of children who are patients at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. We offer “Warrior Care Packages” to families who have to leave PRMC with their babies and go to other hospitals.

Education

Our foundation is committed to Congenital Heart Defect awareness and understanding.

Faith

Our community outreach comes from our strong belief that the most significant act a person can do is to lead others closer to God. It is through our faith that we hope to provide support to those in need.

Wyatt Mercer Shipe

"Little Warrior"July 8, 2015 – August 21, 2015

First I want to thank you for visiting our page. I have been putting off this section, as I want to make sure I accurately tell the story of my son.

Wyatt was born via planned C-section at 40 weeks on July 8, 2015, all of my prenatal care suggested I would be giving birth to a healthy baby boy. However, upon his arrival the doctors knew quickly that something was not right. Wyatt was diagnosed with TGA, Transposition of the Greater Arteries. He was then sent to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

To say this was a shock to all of us, would be an understatement. However, we couldn’t have asked to be sent to a better hospital, or for more caring doctors and nurses. Although, they were unable to keep my boy here, they worked day and night to give him the best chance and the best care. It was evident they truly loved my boy and for that I will be eternally grateful.

Wyatt underwent open heart surgery on July 22nd, and unfortunately there were complications. In the end his heart was fixed, but those complications caused an infection, and he went home peacefully. It simply was not in God’s plan for Wyatt to stay here past August 21, 2015.

I couldn’t be more proud to be his Mom, or more thankful that God chose me, and allowed me those weeks with my precious boy. Losing him is something I’ll never fully understand, but I want to use my grief and knowledge of the process to help other families.

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As  community  outreach  organization, 
we  believe  that 
the  most 
significant  act 
person 
can  do  is  to 
lead  others 
closer  to  God. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

OUR TEAM

The Wyatt's Warriors Foundation is run by volunteers and is always looking for more help!
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Jennifer Mercer Shipe

Founder, Director
Wyatt’s mother, Jen, runs the Wyatt’s Warriors Foundation from her home in Salisbury, Maryland in memory of her son.
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Stacey Mercer Harr

Foundation Treasurer
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Mike Dunn

Foundation Secretary
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… And YOU!

Volunteer,
Donor,
Friend!
We are grateful to all those who are able to volunteer, donate, sponsor, and otherwise help our organization. We wouldn’t exist without this support.

If you or someone you know would be interested in assisting in any way, please contact us!

You can help! A small donation of only $10 today can help a family in need tomorrow.

Get in touch

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