It all started when her mother, Lindsay, filmed her singing along to Mandisa’s “Overcomer,” from her hospital bed. The adorable rendition of the Christian tune has since been viewed almost 40 million times!
“My daughter has overcome two bone marrow transplants. She has spent the last 322 days away from her family and mostly in the hospital due to complications. However, she has the joy of the Lord and a love for music.“
Leah has been battling severe Congenital Neutropenia since 2014, and she’s spent the past year almost exclusively in the hospital. But this overcomer is truly “a light to all she meets.”
A series of questions has been circulating on social media, encouraging parents to ask their children these basic questions and share their responses. Leah, avoiding the question, waits for her mother to assist her, “One, two, three!” “When is your birthday?” Lindsay continues. Leah shies away again, but returns with a more confident answer, “November eighth,” as she continues to warm up to what’s going on.
The two go back and forth as Lindsay asks Leah questions like, “How old am I?” “Who’s your best friend?” “What’s your favorite animal?” and, “What are you scared of?”
Leah giggly replies to some, while others she just simply answers with confident and solid responses. Then Lindsay comes to her final question: “What does love mean? Without hesitation, or even a second thought, Leah replies boldly and confidently, “God.”
Lindsay was completely taken back by the response her daughter gave. She asked Leah again, “What?” The little girl looks up at her mom, and with big beautiful eyes, full of innocence and love, Leah says once again, “God.” With the camera still rolling, Lindsay completely loses it saying, “Honey, that’s beautiful!”
Leah began chatting about her favorite chocolate egg and telling her mother everything about her favorite delicacy after they sat in quiet for a few moments longer. Lindsay couldn’t stop herself from crying. Her daughter’s response was far more profound and intense than she had anticipated, and the effect was absolutely stunning.
Leah has a 6-year-old sister, Natasha, and an 8-year-old brother, Elijah. The family has endured more than most people could imagine, but their faith in God is clearly nothing short of inspiring. They’ve set up a GoFundMe page for those who feel led to help them financially or prayerfully through this journey.