Amy Grant shares pictures of her heart surgery scar and talks about her ‘miraculous’ recovery
Toyin Owoseje, CNN
(CNN) — Gospel singer-songwriter Amy Grant has shared photos of her battle scar following her “miraculous” recovery from unexpected open heart surgery.
The “Saved By Love” hitmaker successfully underwent the procedure on June 3 to correct a partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR), a congenital heart condition.
Grant took to Instagram on Sunday to give fans an update on her surgery and recovery.
The 59-year-old Grammy winner likened the experience to a “non-runner who was signed up for a marathon,” adding that the support and prayer she received from friends, fans, and family was “just pushing me through.”
“My recovery has honestly felt miraculous,” she said. “I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything.” She wrote alongside a series of photos showing the long scar in the middle of her chest.
Grant had started her post by addressing the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and global protests prompted by the death of George Floyd, saying it was a “crazy, broken, yet beautiful time.”
“I know there is so much going on in the world right now. This is a crazy, broken, yet beautiful time. And in the midst of all of that — in the midst of all of our awareness and becoming and learning to love and see each other.”
She signed off by urging her followers to “keep those prayers going for our country and lets turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other.”
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Hi everybody…. I know there is so much going on in the world right now. This is a crazy, broken, yet beautiful time. And in the midst of all of that – in the midst of all of our awareness and becoming and learning to love and see each other – I’ve had this really unique experience of having an unanticipated open heart surgery. The only way I can explain my experience would be to ask you to imagine a non-runner who was signed up for a marathon. I didn’t want it, but I had to have it anyway and it was a week ago Wednesday. And as people heard about the surgery I started getting messages: “I’m praying for you” …“I’m praying for you”. People I worked with decades ago, people who have come to my concerts or listen to my music, my work family, people on social media, and my own friends and family all offered their prayers. And now, ten days later, I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back.. just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed me through it. My recovery has honestly felt miraculous. And so I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything. Let’s keep those prayers going for our country and lets turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other. I love you. Amy