Football legend and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders is crediting Jesus for carrying him through a medical emergency last year when he nearly lost his life.
The former NFL and Major League Baseball standout told Chris Neely of Thee Pregame Show that he “called on the Lord all night” while in the hospital with a femoral arterial blood clot, a life-threatening condition.
Doctors considered amputating Sanders left leg, from the knee down. In the end, they only amputated two toes on his left foot.
Sanders said he remains thankful despite the loss.
“It was a blessing, because I could have lost my life very easily,” he said. “Very easily. … The thought process of losing my leg from knee down – it was almost there. So when I look up and say, ‘Thank-you Jesus’, because I know the quiet cries at night that were in that hospital. I know all those speaking in tongues and the prayer and the fellowship with God and praising Him through and through.
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