Prayers needed for baby Lance in NICU who had a setback

A local family is asking for prayers for baby Lance who has been in the NICU for the past five months and just had a setback. His grandma, Danielle Jones, reached out to us to share his story.

“Baby Lance is my first and only grandchild. When I found out I was going to be a grandma, I was beyond excited! Baby Lance has had quite a fight in the NICU for almost five months now. This little guy is beyond strong! Who would have known someone so small could fight so hard. He is my hero,” she said.

Jones said Lance’s mom and dad, Marie Kuznicki and Robert Naples, have been so scared and stressed and it’s no way to start their new life as a family. Lance was born at only 1 pound 2 ounces. He’s been such a warrior, but now he might need a trachea put in and his parents are beyond worried for their baby boy.

“They are young and this is their first child, said Jones. “Being a first time parent is scary enough but to have a baby with so many critical medical issues is a whole other story. They try to be brave for Lance but hate seeing him go through so much.”

Jones has created a GoFundMe page to help the Family with medical expenses. To make a donation, visit

3 thoughts on “Prayers needed for baby Lance in NICU who had a setback

  • March 18, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Baby Lance sounds like a fighter. In 2001 my son was born at 24 weeks at 1 lb. 2 oz. He spent 6 months in the NICU with every complication a premature baby could have. We didn’t think he would ever come home. Today he is a junior in high school where he sings in two choirs, plays piano in the jazz band and has been on the honor roll since the 6th grade. Despite being blind he is happy, healthy, smart, funny and such an amazing blessing. Little Lance is so lucky to have parents and a grandma who never give up on him. One day it will be hard to remember the awful things he has had to overcome.

  • March 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    As a mom of a former 25 weeker twins with one trached, it’s not an easy life but doable. Harder on you than your child. The trach will allow your baby to develop normally. Sending prayers for you and your baby.

  • March 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    My oldest was trached at 18 months. As an other person commented it isn’t easy. But it sounds like Lance is a strong little man and so are mommy and daddy. Hang in there things might be scary right now but I am sure all of you will come through it


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