It’s a beautiful moment of a little girl with strength beyond her years, not willing to give up. 4-year-old Leah Carroll was diagnosed with Severe Congenital neutropenia, a rare blood disorder which makes her prone to infections.
She has already had two bone marrow transplants and has dealt with many health complications, and has spent nearly a year in the hospital but still manages to keep up a positive attitude and a joy for life and music!
Leah remains positive through her health challenges, says her mother, Lindsay Carroll. When Leah has a tough moment, she tells herself, “I’ve got this.” She loves to sing, dance, and play the drums.
Leah singing about overcoming obstacles from her hospital bed has captured the hearts of millions of people online.
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The caption of the video reads:
“She’s an overcomer. Septic shock, Two bone marrow transplants, graft vs. Host disease and 325 days away from home in the hospital. God is so good to us through it all and Leah is proof of his mercy and grace! I do not own the rights to this song.”
Carroll says she was sitting on her daughter’s hospital bed listening to music, when Leah began to sing Overcomer by Mandisa. Carroll recorded her daughter singing, then sent the video to the contemporary Christian singer on her Facebook page. Mandisa replied to the Facebook video, saying, “it brought a smile to my face, tears to my eyes, and joy to my soul!”
Mandisa was so touched that she shared the post with her followers, gaining more video views and support for Leah’s battle.
Leah has survived two bone marrow transplants and numerous side effects.
“And the song itself is just really, really fitting for her life,” Leah’s mother said. “You know, being an overcomer and getting through everything she’s been through.”
Severe congenital neutropenia is a condition which causes affected people to be prone to recurrent infections. Those with this condition have a deficiency of neutrophils, a kind of white blood cell which plays a role in inflammations and in fighting infections.
This young hero is winning those heroic battles!
Mandisa, whose album “Overcomer” won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, shared the video on her Facebook page and asked her one million followers to send prayers to Leah.
“Leah: You are an overcomer in the truest sense of the word! Seeing the joy of the Lord on your sweet face inspired me so much. I’m praying for you, and believe that many of my friends on here will join me. Keep trusting Jesus, and fight on, precious one.”
The little fighter with a giant voice met her favorite singer:
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By far the best version, left me in in tears…
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This soldier and his group will stun you with their amazing singing.