After His Son’s Near Death, Sanctus Real’s Matt Hammitt Has a Message for Dads: ‘Get off the Bench’


On September 9, 2010, Matt Hammitt’s son Bowen was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition that leaves the heart severely underdeveloped. More than 30% of children born with the problem do not make it to their fifth birthday.

Hammitt felt helpless.

“All we could do was wait and pray and try to find our hope in the Lord,” Hammitt told CBN News.

Five days after his birth, Bowen underwent open-heart surgery.

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