Powerhouse Christian artist Natalie Grant found her family in desperate need of prayers early in 2016 when her daughter Gracie, who was 8-years-old at the time, was hospitalized in the ICU for 6 days with pneumonia, an Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection, and a partially collapsed lung.
Grant calls her daughter's recovery a miracle, saying, "When we took her to the emergency room, doctors said she was at an 11 out of 12, with 12 being the absolute worst it can get on the respiratory scale. She shouldn't have been able to still walk...She is such a strong little girl and our God is such a faithful Father."
Last week, the Grants were invited to speak on Capitol Hill about the experience. Gracie was asked to tell her story and advocate on behalf of the 24 million Americans living with asthma. "I was thrilled at the opportunity for my 9-year-old daughter to learn the importance of taking the bad and using it for good. Learning how to embrace every part of our story can not only be empowering and freeing for ourselves, but life changing for someone else," Natalie said.
Natalie also recently shared that Gracie has written a song called "Cares," influenced by her health scare. "After her stay in the ICU she has struggled with some fear and anxiety. She was reading a children's devotional from Pastor Rick Warren and was inspired to write her first song. Gracie has such wisdom and insight for her age. And that sweet angel voice," Natalie added.