Gospel singer Latice Crawford’s says God defied ‘grim’ diagnosis given to severely premature daughter
Article By Tessa James // EEW Magazine // Inspiration
Gospel solo artist and BET Sunday Best alum Latice Crawford is sharing an amazing testimony of the goodness of God.
The “Amazing” singer and grateful mom opened up about her 9-year-old daughter McKenzie who was “born as a severe preemie” and was expected to have all sorts of difficulties, but overcame the odds.
“God guided my youngest daughter McKenzie through the valley of the shadow of death,” said the vocalist who inked a new deal with eOne Entertainment earlier this year. According to Crawford, who shared the testimony in an Instagram post as part of her forthcoming “Amazing stories” campaign in promotion of her latest single, McKenzie’s birth weight was just 1 oz.
“The neonatologists said the prognosis was grim, BUT GOD!” said the songstress who finished third on Sunday Best’s second season and is known for her smooth riffs and three-octave, contralto vocal range.
Crawford continued, “They said she would have vision problems, difficulty hearing, and a plethora of developmental delays. Well this April she’ll be 10 years old and doesn’t even wear glasses and is among the smartest in her class!”
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 in 10 babies— approximately 1 million children— die each year due to complications of preterm birth. Among those that do survive, many face a lifetime of disability, including learning disabilities and visual and hearing problems.
Statistically, according to the Centers for Disease Control, babies born to black women are more than three times as likely to die of a preterm birth-related complication.
But God allowed Crawford’s daughter to beat the odds.
In the comment section, music executive B. Jeffrey grant popped in to give an online confirmation of Crawford’s account, writing, “McKenzie is my granddaughter so I saw God work up close and personal.”
Crawford ended the post saying, “It is NO secret what God can do! The prayers of the saints changed the atmosphere and circumstances for us!”
Won’t He do it?