The Accident

At 1:50pm on July 2, 2014, we heard a bang and a scream in the garage. Aunt Lorene was washing dishes at the kitchen sink. She saw Max run out of the garage door and shouted, “Max is on fire!” Nat ran out the back door to the porch and I ran down the back hall. Markus opened the door and I saw Max walking with his shirt and hair in flames into the house. I patted some flames out as he walked down the back hall and Lorene threw a bowl of water on him in the kitchen. He went to the kitchen sink where we ran his hands under water. His face and most of his hair was singed. The whole time, he kept saying, “I’m sorry, Mom & Dad. I was just making a firework. I didn’t mean to scare you. I’m going to be fine.”

He took his clothes off in the kitchen and we put him in our bathtub under cold water. He said an explosion went off and He was blinded by the light and stumbled around, then ran into the house.

While he was in the tub, Markus and I gave him a priesthood blessing. I carried him to the van and we rushed him to the AF hospital.

I carried him into the ER and they showed me the bed to lay him in. The doctors gave him morphine and then a sleeping gas. Even after he was out, he kept trying to sit up. It was so painful to see. They put in a breathing tube and 2 IVs.

They moved him to another room and told us they would life flight him to the Burn Center at U of U. The flight team arrived and said they needed to wash him before transporting him so they didn’t bring chemicals into the Burn Center. We told them that we had already washed Max off in the bath. Gratefully, they didn’t wash him again.

They moved him to the stretcher, wheeled him to the helicopter, and flew him to U of U. Nat and I drove straight there.

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[Max being life-flighted to U of U Burn Center]

He was in the ER when we arrived since there were no rooms in the Burn Center, then they moved him to the Burn Center. His eyes were swollen shut. Once he was in the Burn Center, Nat and I were sent to the waiting room while they debrided him. While Nat and I waited, a head nurse came out and introduced himself. He told us that this is a critical illness, and we needed to know that Max could die. Since he had 3rd degree burns on 40% of his body, he would be in the hospital for 2-3 months and might not make it. When he left, I prayed: “Father, we need Thee every hour, and we need Thee this hour. Spare our son. Sweet Jesus, have mercy. Father, we believe. Help thou our unbelief. Let our son live. But if not, we will still believe.”

Two hours later, Dr. L came in and sat down. She said that Max had 3rd degree burns on 30% of his body, and 2nd degree burns on 10%, but those could become 3rd degree burns. She described the long hard process of recovery. She reported a central line that had been put in because the IVs had failed. She said it was an emergency procedure to keep fluids flowing to him.

Dr. L. described escharotomy, a procedure of releasing pressure in areas where the blood flow is restricted by the burnt skin. The loss of blood flow can result in dead tissue. In Max’s case, his hands had really high pressure. The nurse said that if we didn’t do escharotomy right away, he could lose fingers (or worse). She said the pressure in the eyes was so great he could go blind. Natalie stated very clearly that we wanted to be as minimally invasive as possible. Dr. L. said we could wait another 30 minutes to decide.

We started rubbing Frankincense & Grapefruit on Max’s feet every 5 minutes and applying to pressure points for liver and kidney. One of the goals of the first night is to reduce the liquid intake from 1000 ml/hr to 190 ml/hr. In order to reduce the liquid, they need to see enough urine coming out. Miracle #1: He totally started urinating and met the goal of going down to 190!

An hour later, the head of the Burn Center, Dr. M., came to talk to us with Dr. L. He spoke about his 30 years of experience in burn care. He said he is a man of faith, and that he believes in a balance of allopathic and homeopathic care. He was open to us using essential oils in Max’s treatment. We agreed to give Max 1 more hour to see if the pressure had gone down in his arms and hands. We kept slathering the oils on him, Dr. M. did the test, and his numbers were all within acceptable range. The escharotomy that Dr. L. was planning on doing just hours earlier was evaded!

One of the miracles was the staff being willing to work with us to mist the wounds and dip the face dressings in lavender, frankincense, helichrysum, and myrrh. We are expecting miraculous results!

Miracle Log:

  • None of the other kids were home at the time of the accident
  • We DID have a full team of helpers at home (Nat, Andy, Lorene, Heidi, Markus)
  • Lorene was at the kitchen window to see him, and had a bowl of water
  • Able to use oils in Silver cream and on face
  • Urine output – fluid down every hour since midnight – 190 ml/hr by 7
  • NO ESCHAROTOMIES!!!!
  • Eye pressure came back to normal (low 20s) – keep his vision and no incisions!
  • Significant reduction in swelling of his face and neck.

 

202 thoughts on “The Accident”

  1. Prayers for a miraculous and speedy recovery for Max as well as The Lord lifting you all up during this time. Thank you for sharing your story and Thank God for DoTerra and their amazing essential oils!!!

  2. Such wonderful miracles-thank you for sharing such a personal experience! I love you all and will continue to pray for you :-)

  3. Max,
    I am sending healing prayers, hugs, hope, light and peace to you constantly! You are on all of our prayer chains and in our thoughts.
    I know you will be up and at ‘em again in no time! You will have made new friends along the way and will have quite a story to tell – that other people will need to hear.
    You are stronger than you think you are and you will come out on the other side a brave young man with the world at your feet and adventures to be had!
    Believe in God, believe in yourself, believe in your parents and believe in your care providers. You will be reaching your dreams before you know it!
    Blessings and heartfelt prayers for a speedy recovery,
    Sheri and Tom Uhrig

  4. Thankyou for allowing me to be able to be apart of this intense you Natalie your family ,and of course Max ,I am honoured .

  5. I love you Max – hang in there buddy! Harrison & I are looking forward to talking to you soon. We are so proud of the way you are fighting through this extraordinary trial in your life. We have no doubt that strengthened through Christ you will succeed gloriously

  6. Our prayers are with Max and your family. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to be are part of your prayers. We do believe in miracles and know we experience many every day. So thankful for your miracles and praying for many more.

    1. We are praying for you, Max and your family. Thank heaven, you had DoTerra oils. They do Work!!!!

  7. Andy and Natalie, my goodness, Stephanie had mentioned something about prayers going out for your son. Thank you for sharing the story and Andy, it brought tears to my eyes when you talked about giving him a priesthood blessing and that you guys were applying the oils, what a blessing! What a blessing that you’re so knowledgeable and wanted to be is uninvasive as possible. One of those tender mercies… I pray that he will have a wonderful recovery and so happy to hear you didn’t lose him!

  8. Glory to God for the miracles already blessed on your family and Max’s miraculous improvements, the doctors and their beliefs, the oils, the faith in God that both Natalie and Andy have. God had his hands in so many areas of this accident. We will continue to pray for this journey of healing, for your family, for Max’s recovery and for God to continue his hands in this amazing story. Thank you both for sharing not just doTERRA but thank you for sharing this part of your life with all of us. Please keep us updated on these answered prayers and the new prayer requests.
    Praying,
    Nicole and family

  9. Max, Natalie, Andy & all your family … may you be surrounded by love and light every second of every day … may healing and ministering angels of love, light, grace and heart essence shine upon you and all those you love, my the infinite blessings and healing of the divine flow ever increasingly towards you & yours, may you all be happy & well. May this accident in some way serve for the highest good, may miracles abound and be evident for all of you. Blessings and deep love, from my heart to yours on ribbons and rays of pure light and love, over the land and over the seas and through the sunshine and star-filled skies …

  10. Dear Goddard family,
    I have been faithfully praying that God will have mercy on all of you during this time. We are all so Blessed by the great gifts that you and your family give to this world. Praying that God will keep you all comforted during the time of Max’s healing. Sending you all lots of Love and Light!!! One day at a time one step at a time. God’s will be done in your lives not only today but always!

    Love to each and everyone of you!!! From my heart to yours!
    Karen Meserve
    Wellness Advocate doTERRA

  11. Thank you for sharing yours and Maxs’ story! Your faith is inspiring and I know that, and the faith and prayers of many is what has brought about such miracles! Max sounds like an amazing, sweet, and resilient boy and I know that as we continue to pray for his recovery, he will be just fine;) We had a similar, although not near as serious, incident when our two year old pulled a cup of boiling water onto his chest. We used the oils immediately and continued to use them as he recovered and today he is scar free from the accident!!! The oils are amazing and I am so grateful to have such a gift in our home!

  12. Praying for Max and your family. So sorry that Max and his family has this journey ahead of you. Praying for peace in the days and weeks ahead. God is good and it is obvious that your faith will help you through this. Know that you have many friends in doTERRA who will be praying for a full recovery for Max .

  13. Oh the blessings of our lord, his wonderful oils and praying /serving parents !
    Thank you for sharing !
    God Bless You All

  14. Thank you for sharing Max’s story. Our prayers will continue for Max and all involved. It’s amazing to me to see the power of the Priesthood blessing that has sustained Max and all of you throughout this whole ordeal. What a miracle that Max’s Dr. was open to the oils being applied on Max as part of his treatment. Sending love and prayers for continued miracles for Max and all of you.

  15. Praying for continued recovery. I once burned my left hand horribly and had third degree burns all over it. It was excruciating so I can imagine what pain Max is in. Love to your family.

  16. Light & blessings to you and Max! You will each be in my thoughts & prayers. Thanks for your example of faith! I know that your family is loved & the hundreds of prayers being offered for your family’s healing will bring comfort & continued miracles!

  17. My thoughts and prayers of loving healing light go to Max and the family. Keep that MIRACLE LOG going…..we will keep the prayers coming!

  18. First, I’m so sorry for your little Max. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and prayed for his healing and full recovery. I prayed for all of you, his family, as well. I will keep Max and you all on my prayer list. In Jesus name I pray that You, dear LORD, will bring comfort and healing every moment to this young precious man. You are in control and we acknowledge that You have Max in your hands and will take care of him. Amen! Love to all. – Julie in Colorado.

  19. I believe things like this happen for a reason. Max your beautiful son is allowing others to witness what these oils can do for others that will follow in his path. The doctors and nurses are getting and seeing first hand experience of what the gift of our mother earth provides and can be integrated with western medicine. I believe God picked Max because of his families belief system and the full trust in him and the oils you had. He also knew that many prayers light and love would come to little max and your family to see you through this with success. Thank you and your family for being such a witness for others.

  20. We use Doterra oils too and have been so impressed may we never have a emergency like this but if we did it’s nice to have a witness as to what will work.

    We will pray for your family and your son. Please keep us posted.

  21. Praying for your son and your whole family as you go through this trying time. This time of year is always scary with fireworks and such. So many drastic accidents happen this time if year. I am in Michigan and part of John and Deanna’s team and will continue to pray for your sons full recovery!

  22. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am touch and in tears. I will continue my prayers for Max and your family.

  23. Praying for Max and rejoicing with you for the miracles so far. Believing that he will recover! Thanks for your post.
    Continuing to pray.
    Christy, Nashville

  24. God bless Max. God bless you all. Your words moved me to tears. As a parent I can only imagine how scary this is. I’m lifting you all up in prayer.

    Max has great things to do in the future. He will do them. Never doubt that!

  25. God Bless you, as his parents and caregivers. What you have done is save his life. As a mother myself, I know parents would do anything to save their child.
    As tears scroll down my face and my heart feels the blessing that your son is improving, you both are awesome and brave.
    May God continue to bless your healing hands to help you son heal his.

    Good Bless this family!

  26. God bless him and your family! Wishing your son a full recovery!! I’m a nurse myself and I feel that his prognosis sounds great. Your son will be back in your arms in no time :) please don’t forget to take care of yourselves as well!

  27. Hey Max!
    I Trust that You are doing Better & Better each moment! With Heaven’s help, ALL is POSSIBLE :)
    You have people All Over the World Praying & Intending Healing for You – I am one of them :)
    Sending YOU, Your Family & Friends & Your Medical Team….
    LOVE ~ LIGHT ~ PEACE & BLESSINGS <3

  28. May our Lord God bless Max and the Angels wrap their wings around all of you and hold you tenderly. God please heal Max to perfect health as only you can do. Guide the doctors, nurses and caregivers to assist You as you heal this young precious child. In your Son’s precious holy name I pray. Amen

  29. so gratefil for your willingness to share this experience and the miracles with everyone. my heart is so filled with love for you and your family ❤️❤️

    prayers and fasting continue.

    please, please let me knownif there is anything else we can do!

  30. Our family is praying for Max and your family. What an amazing experience so far! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Natalie and Andy,

    I will hold onto Your example of wisdom and faith. I am amazed at your quick response to your sons needs with both faith in God the Father and Jesus and your wisdom and knowledge of the intricacies and uses of natural healing. Your confidence in your talent with natural healing and essential oils has allowed the medical field to trust you. Thank you for posting your gratitude and recognition of the hand of God and the details of your sons accident and forthcoming healing. You and your son are very courageous and you remind me if what kind of perseverance the pioneers had to possess to overcome their challenges. I hope you feel positive energy and love from all the people you are influencing through this difficult time. I am praying for your strength to endure as this sounds like a long journey to travel.

    Much love and prayers for you and your creative son who honors his parents even in an emergency,

    Julie and Shaun McCormick

  32. Dear Max and family,
    I am a registered nurse and use the oils as well. Praise God for the miracles you are seeing and please know I am praying for your recovery. May out Lord give you the strength and rest you all need during this time.
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Lynn

  33. My prayers are for Jehovah God to give you strength and wisdom and comfort you in this critical time… Max is blessed to have his precious gifts being applied to his body. Thank you for sharing and plz know that we will be looking forward to updates…. Happy thoughts going your way!:)

  34. We love you all. This is such a journey if miracles. Thank you for sharing. I know my children and the thousands more that are praying for Max will see an know of God’s miracles. We continue to pray as Max continues to heal.

  35. I will continue to pray for his speedy recovery. The oils have done well for him so far. With their continued use and God’s help he will heal.

  36. My prayers are with Max and your family. I know that God has a plan and am happy to see the miracles already unfolding.

  37. My husband Fred and I are praying for Max, his team of doctors and nurses, and all of you who are attending to him and loving on him.

  38. Max my family and I are praying for complete healing for you. My boys Jack 7 and Dylan 5 are homeschooled doTERRA using boys. I know that all things work to the good for those that Love the Lord and to those that are called unto his purpose. I know that the Lord did not cause your accident but that he can use it so that some will accept Christ as their savior and come unto the knowledge of the truth. Love and Prayers to you Max and all your family and caregivers.

  39. Thank you for sharing the details of Max’s accident in this blog. Thank you for keeping yourselves together in the midst of such a tragedy. Thank you for your faith. Thank you for thinking clearly so you could use the right essential oils for the situation and for knowing what to do. Thank you for who you are. I am grateful for prayers and for answers and for the Priesthood of God and for mighty miracles. I will continue to pray for Max and for your family. God bless you with so much more faith and love.

  40. Thank you so much for sharing, we have been praying and will continue to pray and stand in faith for many more miracles. Heart felt Blessings to Max, Natalie, Andy and the other children. In Jesus Name

  41. I have been and will continue to be praying for Max and your entire family! Thank you for keeping us all informed on his progress!

  42. Praying Max,for your speedy recovery! You and your family are loved by so many. God is truly watching over you, may your Guardian Angels constantly be at your side lessening your pain and suffering. Much love and prayers!

  43. Yes, our God is present! Praying for Max’ total recovery (& believing in more miracles) and for daily strength for you all.

    PSALM 33:18 ESV
    “Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love,”

  44. Praise God for the oils and for such an incredible family and a knowledgeable, open, and caring healthcare team!!!
    “The leaves on the trees are for the healing of the nations”
    Prayers to your family.

  45. Out prayers are with your family and Max. All things are possible with God! So glad your family was there and knew what to do!

  46. My heartfelt blessings and prayers go to you Max, and to Natalie and Andy. I pray that Jesus’s loving touch continues to help your body to heal, and the oils continue to work their magic to help your body.
    Your story brought tears to my eyes, and had me recall when my little girl caught on fire from sparklers 4 years ago. Several of us were outside with sparklers on New Years eve, and Rachel’s skirt caught on fire, and I heard her scream “I’m on fire, I’m on fire”. Someone yelled “Drop and roll”, and I pushed Rachel onto the ground, and rolled her to get the flames out. We spent the night in ER at the hospital, and Rachel had 1st and 2nd degree burns to part of the backs of her legs. Gratefully we could treat her at home, and had to do bandage changes for several weeks. She is now 10 years old and is doing great, and has some slight discolouration on her legs.
    We have not used sparklers or home fireworks kits since.

    I live in Canada, and I am on Natalies doTerra team. Dr. Marissa Heisel is my mentor and a Canadian founder. I joined doTerra in October 2013, and have been so inspired by Andy and Natalie, and their teachings on the Share Success challenge.
    I will continue to pray for your family, and recovery for you Max. It is so scary, and i am sure painful for you. Please have faith, you are loved and supported by your family, and God. With love and blessings, Lisa

  47. Natalie & Andy,

    I am so grateful for the daily miracles of a loving Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ upon Max and upon your family during this challenging time.

    All will be well!

    With love,

    Marcia

  48. Praying for Max and for your family…I am part of your doTerra family…my heart aches for your trama but know that God has you in His ever loving hands! I will also praise God for each victory He allows to happen, for God is good all the time and ALL the time God is GOOD!! xoxo

  49. Nat,
    Prayers for your son! Thanks for sharing your faith and testimony! Love you, Praying for Max and your family!

    Julie

  50. Dear Max,
    I am praying for your body to heal and for God to show up for you so strong in the midst of this storm. I pray that every cell and molecule of your body is full of life and works beautifully to heal and regenerate the way God created it to. I pray that pain is not a burden to you and that angels are protecting you and ministering to you every hour. I pray that you are surrounded by doctors, family and nurses that are full of wisdom and faith. I pray that you survive and thrive through all of this. I thank you Jesus for your healing, saving presence in the Goddard family. Your kingdom come your will be done. As it is in heaven. Amen!
    Your strength is so encouraging, and I can’t wait to see the healing progress!!!!

    Amber Feaster

  51. PTL and may Max continue to surprise the medical staff with his recovery. I will continue to pray and wait to hear about the continued miracles. We have a awesome GOD!!

  52. Praying for you all!! Words of Max right after: “I’m sorry I scared you.” “I’ll be fine.”
    Yes he will in Jesus name.

  53. I was in one of your father’s classes at BYU Ed last year, so you don’t know me, but I wanted to say that even people you don’t know will be praying for this sweet boy and your family. Best wishes and prayers will be coming your way.

  54. You are in my prayers! Something similar happened to my son when he was 7 years old. An aerosol can exploded in a burn barrel and severely burned him. He had burns over 75% of his body. The doc called him “Toast Boy”. He had to have debreiment done on his arms…so incredibly painful. His hair and eyebrows were burned off. His ears looked like caulifowers. I had to literally wash the dead skin off his face several times a day. We didn’t have the oils…I look back and wish! He is now 24 years old and just got married. All the work the doctors did was amazing he has just a bit of scaring on his knuckles. He is gonna be better than alright he has you and the prayers of so many people. God is holding Max. If I can do anything for you please let me know.

  55. Sending prayers and good blessings your way for a complete recovery. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!

  56. What an amazing God we have and with the help of the Oils. I am grateful to read of this about your family and the recovering of Max. My brother went through the same kind of burns when he was around 17 and a car engine blew up in his face. We didn’t know of oils then but the silver burn cream was a miracle for him back then,…1970′s.

    Thanks for sharing. I will be praying for Max and the rest of the family.

  57. I have been praying for Max and will continue to lift him up before our Father. My HIS hand continue to be on Max providing him healing, strength and understanding. Love, hugs and blessings!

  58. What a wonderful team of people to help this young man in the first few minutes after the accident! I don’t know your family, but saw a link to him from a friend in Little Rock who knows his grandparents. I will keep your family in my prayers. I am unfamiliar with the essential oils treatments, but it sounds wonderful! As a mom of 4, I know how heartwrenching it is to see our children in pain. From what I read, he seems to be a strong young man and will fight hard!

  59. We are praying for you constantly and our hearts are full hearing of these tender mercies and great miracles. We love you!

    -The Riggs Family

  60. Many prayers being sent. Love and hugs! Thanks for sharing your testimonials and journey of your sons progress. God is working and the angels surround him.

  61. Thank you for sharing this difficult experience. I learned about Max through our amazing doTERRA family and will be joining in the fast tomorrow. Your family continues to be in my daily prayers.

  62. Oh, my heart goes out to you all! Thank you for sharing all of this, for the updates, etc. Have been praying for Max and your family, and will continue to do so. What a testimony of God’s grace and miraculous power, and also of the healing properties of doTerra! I’m a true believer in what God can and will do, and also what wonderful doTerra products can and will do. So thankful that you are able to continue using the essentials oils, with the
    medical team’s permission.
    Blessings to you all, prayers will continue for Max’s steady and complete healing, and for peace and strength for each of you.

  63. Andy and Natalie,
    We never know what life is going to throw our way. I am also a burn survivor, and this news hit me to the core. I am glad your boy is improving with your care and the Burn Center professionals. They are good people up there. You will all remain in my prayers for a very long time. There will be many layers of Max’s injuries that will need to be addressed when the time comes, but God will remain with him and will put key people in his life to help him through this life changing experience. May you all be strengthened during this time of transition. Sending love in your direction. -Leslie Stilson

  64. I was fortunate enough to listen to Dr. Wallace Goddard speak years ago and was forever influenced. Today, I am inspired again by another Goddard. I am praying for Max, asking for continued miracles, pain relief and a speedy recovery. So touched to read this story of Gods presence and love. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  65. We are praying for a peaceful recovery, love, hope and faith into your heart. Sending white blessed light to you as I pray to god to watch over Max and your family. I am a Beliver of essential oils, keep it up. We all love this previous boy. Peace be in your hearts.

  66. He will carry me!!! Mark Schultz
    Praying and praising God for the newmours BLESSINGS God has ALREADY GRANTED!!! With Your permission I’d like to share your story with other prayer warriors for prayer and praise.

  67. Hi. I’m so sorry you all are going through this. I’ve been thinking and praying for your son since I first heard. Keep strong in the faith. God is good. He has provided you with some of His own personal medicine. My son who has special needs has been intubated 4x times in the past due to respiratory issues and he’s currently doing better than ever thanks to God and His gifts. I hope to hear more good news. Max, his parents and family are all in my prayers? God bless

    Ps. I would diffuse onguard or oregano to kill any bacteria/virus that could be lurking in his room.

  68. Our prayers are with you and your family, u are in good hands wish u well and our Prayers with u every miniute of day , a long road ahead !!!!!!!

  69. My prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing the story as an inspiration to all of us. You are all a light to us.

  70. Thank you for sharing this with us I am praying for supernatural healing, for all tissues to be reknitted and re grown better and stronger than before. May God cover Max, help him forget the pain and press in to You Lord in a constant, unceasing prayer of thanks.

  71. Praying for Max and your family! So thankful you are in a place that is letting you use the wonderful oils to heal him.

  72. Goddard family,

    Hello my name is Wade, one of the flight medics with AirMed that airlifted your son to the University of Utah Hospital on that tragic day. I wanted to reach out to you and assure you that myself and my nurse took excellent care of your son as I would have my very own son. I do understand how hard it would be turning son over to someone you have never met before and flying to a different location for treatment. Thank you for trusting us in treating Max, he did great in transport! I am hoping I can stop by for a visit to say hello to you all and Max the next time I am at the U. Thank you for allowing us to take care of Max and please feel free to get ahold of me for anything.

    Wade spivey
    Flight Medic
    University of Utah AirMed

  73. You are all in our hearts and prayers. I know it is a huge blessing that they have let you put these precious oils on Max! With all of our faith, God, the oils and medical teams, I know more miracles are coming. We love you guys!!!!

  74. God is merciful and the great healer, Jehovah Rapha. Praying for His precious healing for Max and strength, wisdom and peace for you both and the family.

  75. Your faith and love of God are guiding you and the healthcare staff to restore Max to health and wellness. I admire your dedication to the use of natural medicine and the doctor’s willingness to support you in your faith.
    May God continue to guide you and the doctors as you move through this difficult journey. Know though that God is there and with you through every minute of this journey.

    God bless you all.

  76. I’m so sorry to hear of the accident. Thank you for the update. I will keep Max and your family in my prayers. I think it’s awesome that you are able to count the blessings and miracles with gratitude during his time. Sending love and praying. Xo

  77. God Bless each of you!
    Lord, I lift this family up to you. I ask for peace, comfort, strength and grace. Place your tender, loving hands on Max. I ask you to be with the doctors and give them guidance and knowledge. In your name, Amen!

  78. Dear Goddard Family, May Our Father comfort all of you in His tender mercy and love.

    Immortel is the greater for burns than any that I have used. We took a small but very pain full burn my husband received, which should have had an extremely painful, blistering outcome and put Immortel on it directly 3 times in the first 2 hours. By morning there was not blister or charring. Applied again a couple of times day 2. Day 3, new skin. I know your stituation is greatly complex, but this is my report for your benefit I pray. We love you for all that you have taken on to teach and lead those who look to you for it!
    In sincerity, Allison King …sister Doterrian : )

  79. Lifting Max up to the wonderful savior! Thank you for the gift of essential oils ! Love your fellow Doterra Wellness. Advocate

  80. We have a wise Max too :-) ….I know God is watching over Max and will continue to bless him with his mercy. I’m extremely moved by your not abandoning your passion and education of essential oils during this scary time. I will keep praying for Max’s healing and for all the family. God bless you! <3

  81. Awesome! This is a great miracle that has been done. It was great how you responded. Thank You Lord. Thank God for the fruits of the earth. The oils are more than just preventative oils here. This oils saved a life.

    God bless

    Joe

  82. Just saw this on Facebook and I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. May God be with you during your recovery, wrap his arms around you when you feel pain, and remember to never give up. Keep your faith young man and know that you have LOTS of prayers and wishes coming your way.

  83. Thank you so much for setting up this website about Max and sharing his story. He is such a brave little boy! We are all praying for him and wishing a speedy recovery! Thank you to the quick reactions of his family and for the medical profession who let them apply oils. Thank you God for showing mercy, compassion and love ! Will keep up the prayers for Max and his family! ❤️

  84. Dear heavenly father,
    Wrap your grace around this brave boy and his family. Be with all of the healthcare providers touching this child. Teach them and guide their care. Help them to make good decisions and open their hearts to non-invasive supreme healing. Give this family strength and support. In Jesus’ name we pray!
    Hugs!
    Robin

  85. Max, you are a strong young man, full of faith. Let that faith guide you to your recovery. It is ok to ask for help when you need it. God expects you to. May He grant you a quick recovery. You are truly love by many people.

  86. We are praying for you all. I am so happy to see all of the focus on the good things happening instead of all the bad things that could happen. I believe the positive thinking and faith in God is what will get you through! We will continue to pray for you and your family!

  87. My heart is breaking for your son and your family, please know that there are prayers of hope and healing coming from all corners of this great big world. If you will allow, I would like to share your story with some friends who have prayer line to help support families and friends in need. Please allow your Canadian neighbors to help send their prayers for your son.
    Your family’s quick reaction and the medical professions open minded approach to his care, will go a long way to ensure his recover. Wishing you all a fast and speedy recovery.

  88. We are praying for Max and for your family. May the Lord bless you and keep you in the hollow of His hand.

  89. Praying for healing and miracles for Max!

    He has made us in His image, and He will hear our prayers and return Max to his beautiful self.

    So happy for the power of our oils, and the massive outpouring of faith and prayer from our dōTERRA family. Be strong Max – we all are praying for you! <3

  90. Precious child and family… My heart goes out to you all. You are all lifted up in prayer and I will continue to stand in belief for Max’s miraculous healing.

  91. The Savior lives! He is real. He weeps when we weep, even when we don’t.my family has seen so many miracles, impossible to count them. For me it took a dead bowel–which took me to emergency surgery to save my life! Three days later, the pathologist found a tumor in my removed small bowel. It was silent and difficult to find, but found! It would have killed me. I am a physician, my wife is a miracle worker in her own rite. Rely on the Priesthood–it is the best medicine you can ever get!

  92. The Savior lives! He is real. He weeps when we weep, even when we don’t. My little family has seen so many miracles, impossible to count them. For me it took a dead bowel, a condition called “ischemic bowel”–which took me to emergency surgery to save my life! My surgeon told me that he was not sure what happened in the operating room, but he was happy I was still alive. Three days later, the pathologist found a tumor in my removed small bowel. It was silent and difficult to find, but found! It would have killed me. I am a physician, my wife is a miracle worker in her own rite. Rely on the Priesthood–it is the best medicine you can ever get! Koren is one of my dear friends! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  93. I will continue to pray without ceasing . Thank you for sharing. God had drawe to Max’s story. Many prayers going up blessings coming down Thank Hod got our essential oils

  94. A prayer for you: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for preserving this boy and caring for his family. Thank you for essential oils and their amazing power. In You I trust. Your Will be done.

    1. God bless you all at this most difficult time and for having this knowledge of the oils to respond so quickly. Thanks be to God for blessings of the priesthood and for you sharing this with all of us. Prayers, hugs and love to you all… Bless those doctors that understood the value of the oils and the healing that comes with them.

  95. My family went through this 17yrs ago. No heart ache is worse than seeing a loved one hurt. We feel your pain & are praying very fervently for your family. Stay strong & know that your family is loved!!!

  96. I truly believe that the oils will heal him I had a very bad burn when I took some bread out of the oven was on the phone forgot to use a oven MIT on left hand grab the pan bare handed. Immediately put lavender oil on never had a mark left on hand you would never know I had burned it. My prayers are with you please keep an up date on progress. Janeen

  97. We have been in a crisis too with the births of my 5 grandchild being born a micro mini premee weighting 1 lb 7 oz. he is nine days old and the prayers Of an army has granted us more time with this miricle boy. It’s so easy to pray for someone who needs it but it is priceless when the prayers are for you .
    Go max go

  98. I just learned of this tonight. I sit here with tears streaming down my face–tears of empathy; tears of joy for all the miracles,and admiration for the way you all followed promptings and acted quickly and powerfully; and tears of overflowing gratitude for the profound healing power our Father in Heaven has blessed us with in these precious essential oils! We will make Max a part of our Fast tomorrow, and our prayers daily! God be with you now and always:)

  99. Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for the blessings you bestow on this family. Thank you for your gift of traditional and modern medicine. Thank you for the doctors and nurses who are listening to the Goddards and allowing them to your your medicine first.
    In Jesus precious name,
    Amen

  100. I have been praying for your son and your family since I read it on Facebook the other day. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be yours now. May healing and complete recovery be Max’s. I speak life and restoration over him and declare he will be a living testimony of the miraculous power of God!

  101. Praying for the miracle of God’s healing for your son, and for His support in the hours and days ahead as you cope with Max’s care. Thanking God already for the blessing of his precious oils, and for the knowledge of how to use them.

  102. Thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family. He is in God’s hands and God is so good. Praying for continued improvement and fast yes king both physically and emotionally.

  103. Please know there is an army of people lifting Max in prayer. You and your family have been on my mind so much since I heard about the terrible accident. Praying God’s healing for Max, and God’s peace for your family.

  104. Under very different circumstances, one of my most beloved relatives was horribly burned at the age of 7 and needed skin grafts etc. I will not list all the injuries, but will say now we are almost 40 years down the road and you could not tell from looking at her what happened. She recovered much more completely and quickly than doctors thought she could. Keep adding Max to prayer chains at churches in your area! What you are doing is so wonderful for recovery, loving, and being with, and bringing gentle happy energy is so healing. Thank you God for being with Max and the doctors and care team, thank you for raising up an army of angels to support his family and his healing. Amen

  105. Praying for a quick recovery for your sweet boy. So saddened to hear of this tragic accident he has to endure. I am so thankful for essential oils and so happy he is blessed with you as his parents who had them on hand to help. Many prayers sent your way. Xo

  106. As soon as I saw it on FB I immediately posted on Go Green Essentials with Blue Diamond Sharon McDonald. Wright Way Natural Medicine with Gold Christy Black Wright (our daughter and my up line) and on my FB page asking for prayers.
    We love you and your family and will continue praying for healing through God and these amazing doTerra oils!

  107. My prays are holding on with your family. Thank you for keeping us updated and how doTerra Oils are doing ad God designed them

  108. Frankensence and lavender are awesome. Thankful be The Great Physcian is in control. God is watching other Max and all of you. Keep using the oils! I so believe they are healthier and work faster. Helichrysum is my newest oil. thank you dear God for giving us such brilliant minds to work together for this young man. What a family you all are. Praying and will request prayers at Kings Crossing Church of Christ her in Corpus Christi! God bless you with peace through this healing!!

  109. Praying for Max & for the family.
    So thankful for the essential oils & the grace of God & that He is still in the miracle business.
    Asking God to put His arms around Max & the family , that He will be your peace & your strong tower.
    Also to continue to give the drs. wisdom.
    Blessings to ea h of you.

  110. Lots of prayers from HOU, TX. May God bless you with strength & the wear-with-all to fight the pain & rehab. Many of us on FB are pulling for you & here for you & won’t stop praying your come-back. Don’t despare Family, prayers for y’all too. –Kris

  111. My family will keep you in our prayers! Praying for God to show his favor over your medical team. Wonderful to hear they are allowing the oils!! God is all over this!!

  112. Prescott and Prescott Valley Az are praying for you max and holding you up in prayer for your healing

  113. Gina Keisel shared Max’s accident with several of us and asked that we keep him in prayer if possible and the responses were heart warming and heartfelt. I’ve not yet had the privilege of meeting your family but I know you’re special to many for your spirit of giving shown through your work and your Godly actions which have been witnessed by so many. Like I told Gina, I may be new to doTERRA, but I’m not new in my faith, and I have not stopped praying for Max or the both of you since just hours after Max’s accident. My husband and I have two little boys and they’re the biggest blessings in our lives. I cannot imagine what you all have gone through and I know it’s your faith in God and your trust in the power of the oils which have carried you through. I just know Max is going to make a full recovery and will one day be able to help others who may need to see examples of those who remain strong in their faith and recover in order to give themselves hope that they can to! I pray The Lord continues to fill your hearts with peace knowing He’s in control and hears all our prayers for your precious son.
    God Bless you,
    Dawnette Nelson

  114. Oh. My lord put you healing arms around him and his family
    In the name of your precious son Jesus Christ I ask. Amen

  115. Sweet Family… We are praying for Max and all of you. We cannot imagine what you have all endured this far. We are faithful users of the oils and prayer! Standing with you to full recovery. Xo

  116. We love and are praying for you Max! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Goddard family.
    We love you guys!

  117. Beautiful prayer Andy.
    “Fear not, I am with thee. Oh be not dismayed, for I am thy God and will still give thee aid. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand, upheld by my righteous omnipotent hand.” – God’s got this! Way to recognize all the miracles so far. We will stay in gratitude and praise. All will be well.

  118. We will pray for Max , for more miracles to come, for angels so they can watching him and for the love and mercy of our Heavenly Father , He loves him and he is watching over him, we will pray for your family and for you Natalie and your husband so you can still strong and trust our Lord.

  119. I heard about your son through my friend Karissa Tomkinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My husband was a nurse on the burn unit for several years. Max is in some of the best hands. The burn unit staff is full of amazing individuals who are passionate about what they do. Dr. M is an outstanding doctor and man of faith. We pray you continue to receive miracles.

  120. My friend Jane told me about her fasting for you i immediately started a fast too .. Sending love light prayers .. Then learned more by going to this web .. Years back I was bless to work at U of U Hospital .. First in laundry then as a messenger I worked around all areas of the hospital .. Saw many miracles there.. Many heart wrenching and heartfelt expediences I haven’t thought of for a long time.. Different departments stood out to me one being the Burn Trama Unit .. An amazing team of Doctors, nurses all the way to the physical therapy aids .. Another department .. The helicopter pilots .. All these and others are so professional and dedicate and passionate in the services they provided.. So much more to share but this is your moment it is your personal journey your trek it is sacred! .. AND MOST IMPORTANT .. YOU ARE NOT ALONE .. THAT ALSO INCLUDES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE VAIL ( :

  121. Sending many prayers for max and his family god has done amazing things in just these few short days and the oils are working another great thing, may god continue to be strong in u max as well as ur family god bless all of u with love
    The cheneys

  122. I am on your down line and want you to know that I believe that God performs miracles every day. It is such a blessing that that Max survived this horrible accident. I am also impressed with the healing properties of this precious oils. My prayers for Max and your family will continue until he has made a full recovery. May God watch over and bless you all. Amen.

  123. So awesome you are using the oils. A thought is lemon balm. It heal internal and external. Plus a pleasant smell. Prayers are coming from Persia Iowa.

  124. Praying for Max’s full recovery! I am sure that he will be better because of these oils, they are truly a blessing in this world we live in. Prayers being sent until his full recovery. ❤️

  125. Michael told me and I my heart hurt for you and knew you needed help from Father. Put your name on the Brisbane Australia Temple Roll on Friday [our Friday].

    Max get the rest you need to heal fast and fully. Your Aussie LDS/Aussie family are praying for you and your family.

    Love Gabriele

  126. Praying for your precious Max…God is covering him with LOVE of His healing grace! ….He allows us to lean on Him everyday but this day is even better than the day before. … Thank you God for this family and the wisdom of applying your perfect earthly gift
    of oils that Max’s sight, body and mind is restored. …..Becky @.Spring Texas. Ps my sisters burned up hand was restored by faith & Eos in two weeks time.

  127. When I read your post I could not help but weep. When I saw the pictures my heart went out to you. When I reads of your faith and the miracles you have already experienced, I wept again. Our prayers are with you and will continue to be with you. Thank you for inviting us to participate in this journey and pointing out the miracles that have already taken place. We love you.

  128. I am praying for Max and your entire family. I particularly love the miracle log you are keeping. It is a beautiful testament to your faith.

  129. A friend of mine posted this story on Facebook. I’m sorry this happened to your son. I too have a son and can’t imagine what I would I would do if I was in your situation. May the Lord continue blessing Max to a full recovery so that he can go back to being himself. I have prayed for all of you and will continue to do so.

  130. May God hold you in the palm of His hands dear Max and family. I am praying with a Mother’s and Grandmother’s heart. I see you as healthy and well. May the oils anoint a perfect healing. PERFECT HEALING. Thank you God for continuing Your miracles. THANK YOU GOD FOR MAX’S RECOVERY.

  131. I am so impressed with the quick response of your family to such a tragic event. Your sweet boy and family are in my prayers.

  132. Praying diligently for complete restoration! What a beautiful testiomony thus far! Knowing and believing in His complete healing! Blessings!

  133. Just learned of Max’s accident this morning and want you to know we are all praying here in Arizona for Max and all of you. So thankful for the many ways God has already shown His healing power and presence during this time. I know He is with you all and will be throughout the time of healing. We will pray and watch for all updates. Take care of yourselves, Nat and Andy.

  134. We are part of your AHS family and are thinking of you! What a miracle to find doctors willing to let you utilize essential oils. I think that is amazing. We will pray for Max.

  135. We serve an awesome GOD! Our heavenly Father is present in each prayer, each picture, each test. I pray peace of mind for you and your loving family and thank you for including us in your hour of need. God will be glorified. Blessings and continued miracles. Keep us posted please. Because we believe!

  136. Max, It is His miracoulous grace that continues to sustain you and your family.. I am rejoicing in a faithful savior that came to give us life and give it more abundantly. It is His strength that is made perfect in our weakness so as we rest in the assurance of His healing power. I believe His promises to totally manifest for a powerful testimony of God’s faithfulness. Be encouraged to know that the prayers of the righteous avail much and The Lord is not slack concerning His promises, for healing is our right !!! I call you healthy , healed and whole in Jesus Name’

  137. Speedy recovery Max! Praying that you will soon be back to doing all the things you love.
    Sending you and your family our love and prayers.

    Jeremiah 30:17 
    “For I will restore you to health And I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the LORD…”

  138. Nat, my prayers and support are with you guys. Max has come a long ways in a short time. God is in control and will always be in control. I will continue to pray. Please keep all of us up on your progress. Love you all.

  139. As a mom my heart is in agony to even begin to imagine this… Praying for miracles for max right now.

  140. I have been following the story of Max’d accident on Facebook and just saw this link. Thank you so much for sharing, we are all watching and thinking about you during this difficult time. So glad you have the oils, family and your faith to help you right now! Love from everyone in Ireland who lives and cares about you!

  141. You’re faith is inspiring. The love of your child incredible. I am praying for his recovery. Thank you for sharing

  142. Your son’s name will be in my personal prayers in addition to the prayer rolls at the Oklahoma City Temple.

  143. Do not ever lose hope! My husband spent time in the U of U Burn Center. The doctors there are incredible! My husband also had a blessing on the front lawn before being life flighted. I know that made all the difference! Having lived the Word of Wisdom made all the difference in a speedy recovery. The doctors couldn’t stop commenting on how quickly my husband mended. He did have to have skin graphs, but to look at him now, you would never know he was burned! The Lord will bless you! Your family will be in my prayers!

  144. Prayers for you Max and your family. You are a strong boy and I can’t wait to see your amazing recovery!!!

  145. I am praying for your whole family, especially Max. The Vernal temple nice people will be praying for Max and family. Let us continue to expect miracles. No fear; Yes faith.
    Peace, Love, Joy.

  146. Sending light and love your way and may your son’s angels continue to breathe life , love and healing his way.
    Rosemary Storelee~

  147. May Gods angels continue to be with you & your family during Max’s recovery. You are in my thoughts & prayers. My heart is saddened by the pain you have to be experiencing over your precious childs suffering. I feel that he comes from a strong family of faith & God will bless that. God is so good!

  148. Dear Andy and Natalie, now more than ever you continue to be a huge source of inspiration to us all!!! Thank you for this wonderful website and for keeping us in the Goddard-love-loop. Since hearing of Max’s accident, you and your family have never been out of my mind or heart. Along with many, many others, I unite with you through prayer, intention, and unwavering faith that miracles abound and that precious Max will receive a speedy and full recovery.

  149. May God bless and keep you Max! Giving praise and thanks for the good news on your steadfast recovery. My blessings and prayers to your family for their continued faith and strength. I am praying for your full restoration and recovery in Jesus’ name. Amen!

  150. Dear Andy and Natalie,
    I have only been in DoTerra a short time on Jared and Sheree’s team. They talk so highly of you and all you have done for all of DoTerra. I have seen miracles in our lives with the oils daily and feel so blessed to be part of the DoTerra family that you are a part of. When Jared sent out the post about Max, our whole family started praying for you and your family. That’s what families do for one another. Thank you for being willing to share your lives and talents and love with all of us! Our love is being sent your way in thoughts and prayers.

  151. Dear Andy, Natalie and Max,

    My prayers are with you and your family. I am amazed at the beautiful things God has to offer every single day.

    There are times such as these that we do not understand but be assured that God is with Max and has never left his sight. He will be a great testimony for things to come.

    Remember that the doTERRA oils are a blessing and they are only a vehicle of God’s greatest powers to show us his love and mercy. The oils are beneficial but what most of all has helped your family from day one has been your faith in our creator and the power of prayer.

    May God continue to show his love through your beautiful family and that may Max reach God’s expectations of him today and in the future.

    My love and respect for your family

    Shelly

  152. MAX GOD IS GOING TO GRANT YOU A MIRACLE OF HEALING OVER YOUR WHOLE BODY ! JUST PRAISE AND THANK HIM AND ACCEPT HIS MIGHTY HEALING NOW ! GOD BLESS YOU YOUNG MAN .

    P.S. NO MORE MESSING WITH FIREWORKS HEAR !

  153. My prayers are with your son and your family. Your first miracle was his Aunt and then the priesthood blessing. Your faith will get you through this journey onto a new road. When he gets better you will get back on the road you were on. Your son sounds like a fighter too me. Focus on your faith and it will get you through the hard times.

  154. What an awesome account of the power of doterra oils ! So happy you were able to help your loved one . God bless and best wishes for a speedy recovery !

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