Sophia Campa-Peters is only nine years old. Even though she’s so young, she has already gone through four huge heart strokes. When she was young she was diagnosed with a rare disease called “unknown genetic vasculopathy.”
Sophia’s blood vessels stop the flow of blood to her brain. As a result, when she was only six, she experienced a major stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side.
Doctors didn’t think that she would be able to recover from her stroke, but now she is nine years old and she is able to live an almost-normal life.
She has already undergone several brain surgeries, but she had another planned for mid-January. Before she went through her surgery, though, she had one request.
Sophia wanted people to pray.
According to her mother, “Sophia just says, ‘God healed me,’ Sophia believes in prayer. She is convinced that prayer works because she has seen it working in her own life.” She wanted as many as 10,000 people to pray for her on the day of her surgery.
Several days before the surgery, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared a special message from President Trump for Sophia.
She shared, “We want to make sure she gets that and far exceeds it. So today, Sophia, I’m here to tell you that millions of people from every corner of the world will be praying for you on January 26th.”
She went on to share, “And among those will be people and all of us here at the White House, including President Trump. He told me to tell you to keep fighting, to never give up, keep inspiring us all, and never ever lose faith in God. With Him, all things are possible.”
Sophia recently came out of the ICU after her brain surgery. According to a Facebook post from her father, "Sophia is out of ICU, she is in a regular room and doing well! Physical Therapist says she looks great. She is eating pizza and watching Frozen, getting back to her normal, goofy, silly self."
What an inspiring message for a sweet 9-year-old girl. Remember to pray for Sophia as her surgery gets closer. Check out her website for more updates.
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