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Deion Sanders shares how he called out to God during a medical crisis


Former NFL star, Deion Sanders, in 2011.
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Former NFL star, Deion Sanders, shared how he called out to God for help, which included speaking in tongues, during a serious medical crisis in 2021, the Christian Post reports.

Saunders, 55, who is now the head coach of the Jackson State University football team, had to go to the hospital last year after experiencing blood clots in his legs that resulted in the amputation of two toes.

Fearing the loss of his leg and possibly his life, Deion shared his experience in an interviewed with Chris Neely of “Thee Pregame Show,.

In her article for the Christian Post, Jeannie Ortega Law provides more details:

“It was a blessing. Because I could have lost my life very easily. It was there. It was a thought process of losing my leg from the knee down. It was almost there,” the legendary cornerback continued. “So when I look up and say thank you, Jesus, it’s because I know the quiet cries at night that were in that hospital.” […]

“I know all the speaking in tongues, and the prayer, and the fellowship of God, and the praising Him through and through, I’m pretty sure that some of those nurses thought I was crazy,” he said. “I know when they walked out of there, they said, ‘That negro there saved, I don’t care what you all say, he’s saved because ain’t no way in the world, he called on the Lord all night.'”

Deion gave his life to Christ in 1997 after a suicide attempt where he drove off a 40′ cliff and suffered only minor injuries.

READ: Deion Sanders recounts praying in tongues in hospital, thanks God for sparing his life

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