It is anticipated that some 764,000 children and adults in the United States exhibit one or more of the signs of cerebral palsy. At present, about 8,000 babies and infants are identified with the condition every year. Also, some 1,200 to 1,500 preschool age children are known to have cerebral palsy each year. Daniel Ray was one of those children identified with the condition several years ago.

Born on September 9, 1983, Daniel was born six weeks premature. Shortly after his birth, both of his lungs collapsed twice, and he was placed on a ventilator for over 30 days. Soon, Daniel was diagnosed with not only cerebral palsy, but also chronic lung disease, asthma, seizures, and aortic heart problems. Within the first two years of his life, Daniel was hospitalized 22 times.

However, all of this pain in his life could not keep Daniel from singing. Always having a love for music, Daniel always sang, even while he was oxygen. On a good day, Daniel would be able to sit up and sing one song.

On February 26, 1997, the Lord spoke to Daniel in a church service. Daniel felt that God was telling him that he did not need the oxygen anymore, because He had a work for Daniel to do. From that moment on, Daniel stopped using the oxygen, as well no longer needing to take the pills, suction, or aerosol machines, although he still shows the signs of cerebral palsy. That day, God healed Daniel.

Daniel was chosen as VSA arts of AL International Young Soloist Award 2007 Runner-up and will represent the state of Alabama in the next level.


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