Often we crave for the grand gestures of life and fate – the milestones, the plot twists – and sometimes overlook the little things and the simple joys. For some, though, being able to wake up in the morning is already a miracle in itself, in the arms of their loved ones, much more if it means that they’ve been given another lease at life.
Jackie Forster’s daughter Caleigh Simone Lee was diagnosed with leukemia when she was three years old, in 2014. She underwent years of treatment and now at seven years of age, looking at her photos and videos on Jackie’s Instagram account, and even in her own page which the erstwhile actress handles, she looks better than ever, bubbly and optimistic about life. She’s a Jill of trades, a superstar in the making: modeling, singing, songwriting, hosting, and more.
Jackie, who has five more kids, including Caleigh’s half-brothers, star athletes Kobe and Andre Paras (sons of actor-basketball titan Benjie Paras), contemplated on the magnificent miracle that is Caleigh’s healing in an interview with PEP. It’s a testimony of how miracles happen for people who keep the faith and who never give up – perfect for reflection this Holy Week.
Here’s her statement:
“I really felt His hand in our lives those two and a half years of treatment and these last two years of treatment.
"Sa The Kikay Caleigh YouTube show, nobody would know she's been through anything close to what she went through and that's how God works.
"He puts you through the flame so he can mold you and after, you will come out a new and improved person.
"He didn't just change Caleigh, He's really blessed my whole family even more for staying strong in our faith.”
How about you, what's the greatest miracle you received? Tell us in the comments section below!