Sickness is always difficult for children but this 6-year-old girl is powerful. While in the hospital battling a deadly disease, the girl goes to Heaven. But she then comes back to praising Jesus and makes a full recovery!
In January 2017, Rachel and Levi Devine lived every parent’s worst nightmare, their 6-year-old Kinnady Devine was in the hospital battling bacterial meningitis, an infection causing inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord, GodUpdates reported.
This is a serious disease that can be deadly from the infection in just a matter of days. It requires immediate antibiotic treatment, otherwise, severe side effects like brain damage or even death are likely.
In order to definitively diagnose bacterial meningitis and identify which strain of bacteria is to blame, doctors needed to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This meant a spinal tap for Kinnady. This was physically uncomfortable for little Kinnady and scary as well.
Rachel filmed Kinnady after the painful and frightening procedure. The little girl handled it well and kept an attitude of gratitude toward her family and her nurses for their care.
Kinnady dozed off for a second as she prayed, and it’s in that moment she goes to Heaven. She then returned and happily exclaimed, “I’m here?!”
She was happy to be back in the room surrounded by her loved ones. The little girl believed she went to Heaven and came back in those few seconds she fell asleep.
In between thanking her family and telling them how much she loves them, Kinnady talks about how she’s going to get better and how she prayed about going home.
“I prayed you can go home safely with me,” she said. “It’s good to say prayers. I love God and I love Jesus … and live with Him.”
Kinnady’s mom later explained that when the little girl would nod off, she must think she died and went to Heaven. And when she’d wake back up, little Kinnady would start praying again.
A bit later, the sweet girl grabs her mom’s hand and asks her family to join her in prayer. And soon after, she excitedly proclaims, “I’m better!”
Only a few days after Sarah Ford, a friend of the Devine family posted a Facebook plea for help, she posted another update announcing Kinnady had been miraculously healed!
“It is only by the Grace of God and prayer miracles that she walked out of that hospital this weekend as if nothing had happened, perfectly fine, nothing wrong with her NOTHING! and is at school as we speak! If you don’t believe in miracles, prayer, or even God, hear Kinnady’s story!”
Kinnady’s faith and divine healing not only inspired her family but complete strangers, too!
“I don’t know this family personally but I saw the video and it has touched my life in so many ways!! I have been down lately and question my faith and this little girl and her story has truly changed my heart and restored my faith!! Thank you for sharing this incredible miracle with me,” one commenter replied.