9-Year-Old Asks for Prayer, White House Responds in a Powerful Way
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went above and beyond the call of duty at the press briefing and shared a heartfelt message before moving on with business as usual. She responded to a 9-year-old girl who had reached out for prayer.
9-year-old Sophia Peters reached out to several leaders across the world through social media to ask for prayer. Sophia suffers from a rare disease where her brain attacks the blood vessels in her brain, causing them to close. According to reports, she has already had several surgeries.
Here’s what Press Secretary Sanders said:
“Today, an inspiring family and brave little girl from Brownfield, Texas are facing a challenge that is inspiring their friends and neighbors and now, hopefully, a nation. Nine-year-old Sophia Peters suffers from a rare disease that causes the blood vessels in her brain to narrow and close.”
“Three years ago this condition resulted in severe strokes, leaving her partially paralyzed. She has undergone numerous surgeries but faced each one of them with a fearless exuberance for life.”
“When doctors told her she would never walk again she dismissed them. ‘If you are only going to talk about what I cannot do, then I don’t want to hear it,’ she said. Not only did she try, she succeeded, leaving her doctors dumbfounded.”
“When asked how she was doing these things she said, ‘Because I am awesome.’ During the holidays of 2016, Sophia had more strokes but she kept fighting. A neurosurgeon told her mom, ‘This little girl has God on our side.’”
“These experiences led her mom to realize her daughter’s incredible faith could have a profound impact on others. In a world where things are so bad and ugly, so much loss of faith, she said, ‘People needed to hear Sophia’s story so they could hear a true testament to God’s grace and His glory revealed.”
“This Friday, Sophia will undergo brain surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and she has a request: she has asked the world to come together and pray for her on the date of her surgery. In her mind, that meant creating a goal of reaching 10,000 people. We want to make sure she gets that and far exceeds it.”
“Today I’m here to tell you millions of people from every corner of the world will be praying for you. Among those will be all of us, including President Trump. Here at the White House, he told me to tell you to keep fighting, never give up, and never lose faith in God. With Him, all things are possible.”
“Thought that was very inspiring, a great message for all of us to remember. Thank you, Sophia, for your strength and reminding us of that today.”
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