Matt Hammitt’s Son Bowen Discharged Home After Third Open Heart Surgery

by Aug 13, 2019Featured News, Music News, Top Stories0 comments

Matt Hammitt’s Son Bowen Discharged Home After Third Open Heart Surgery

Matt Hammitt’s 9-year-old son Bowen was born with a hole in his heart (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) and on Wednesday, July 31st, Bowen underwent his third open heart surgery. Matt posted frequent health updates on social media detailing the post-op struggles Bowen had with pain and eating. However, on August 8th, Bowen was discharged to home from the hospital, where he will continue to undergo a 6 week recovery.

Matt Twitter Feed→ This will start another six weeks of recovery at home, but all is well at the moment and we’re believing Bowen’s health will continue to move in the right direction.


Drum roll please….(cue video).
The moment we’ve been praying for is here! It’s not the end of recovery, but it’s the big step we’ve been looking forward to! We just got settled into the Ronald McDonald House and are planning to head home tomorrow!


Bowen just made one more big step toward getting home. The staff at MOTT Children’s Hospital is incredible. We’re so grateful for this team.


Our doctor told Bowen some jokes. He was excited to share this one with grandpa.


Ok, so @bencalhoun from @citizenway was the only member of our small group who couldn’t make it to Ann Arbor for Bowen’s surgery. He had a show close by tonight and pulled a musical ninja move. Watch Bowen’s face light up at the end!

As we have been telling you about all summer long, Bowen’s tragic health struggles have not held him back from pursuing his dream of writing and recording music. Bowen, with the help of his dad, who is the former frontman of Sanctus Real, recently released a posted frequent health updates heart-felt EP titled Safe Right Here. In addition to featuring Matt singing with Bowen, the EP also includes guest vocals of Bart Millard and Mike Scheuchzer from MercyMe, Ben Calhoun of Citizen Way and Tim Timmons.

Please visit today to purchase the EP, where you can also donate to help the Hammitt’s medical expenses and support further releases from Bowen. Please keep the Hammitt family in your prayers.