Wyatt’s Impact


I was blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time with and get to know Wyatt. To say Wyatt was an amazing little boy is an understatement. Many of you know Wyatt as our “little warrior” and a warrior he was – but he was so much more too. Wyatt was sweet and loveable – winning the hearts of his nurses and doctors instantly. Many of his nurses made the trip today: Martee, Liza, Tracy, Michelle and Jen.

He was strong and independent. Wyatt knew what he wanted and when he wanted it. “Wyatt Time” as we called it at the hospital. But he was also a miracle, when doubt loomed, our warrior would prove everyone wrong, defying the odds on more than one occasion. Wyatt was all of these things, but I think most importantly, Wyatt was, and still is an inspiration to us all.

Jen’s cousin Kerry said “Wyatt has certainly left his mark on this world. The most significant act a person can do is lead others closer to God and he did his so powerfully and in such a short time. He had so many people praying that otherwise may not have been. He turned people’s regular almost habitual daily prayer into an actual, real, meaningful conversation with God. Wyatt has touched a lot of people, more than anyone could probably know, and I bet God has his little champion wrapped in his arms right now.”

Kerry’s right, Wyatt did have such a big impact on so many of us in his short time. Deuteronomy 31:6 says – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you.” And neither will Wyatt – he will remain in our hearts and will continue be an inspiration to us all…

Written and read by Melissa Cox at Wyatt’s funeral