Blake Shelton Prays For Fan With Brain Injury Who Can Still Sing His Music (VIDEO)
Blake Shelton is praying for a fan who, despite suffering a traumatic brain injury in January, can still sing his music. Watch the moving video below.
On Sunday, Tori Anderson tweeted Shelton to share her older sister Casey McAbee’s story, revealing she nearly died in a devastating ski accident outside of Buffalo, New York when she struck a tree on January 15. McAbee, who has a 3-year-old son, was in a medically-induced coma after the crash, but is now conscious.
Tori wrote to Shelton, “Before my sister’s tragic skiing accident in Buffalo she bought us tickets for your concert on my bday 3/17/16.” She went on to write on Monday, “Please help retweet so Blake can see the magic within his music! My sister is delayed but sings with Blake on cue.”
“MIRACLE-After skiing into a tree, unresponsive 4wks, w/ TBI, broken neck, fractured skull, eye socket, and pelvis,” Tori shared. “After failing her swallow test, not sure if she could sing, your CD played and she began to sing ‘God Gave Me you.'”
Tori tweeted a 30-second video of the unbelievable moment, which shows 22-year-old Casey lying in a hospital bed with a brace around a neck and starting to sing Shelton’s track with her sister’s lead. Shelton caught wind of the messages and saw the video on Monday afternoon.
“Wow…. Incredible…,” he replied. “Tell her hello from me. #prayers.” A touched Tori responded, “I will! And when I do I know her face will light up with a smile. Thank you for being you.”
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $20,000 so far to go towards Casey’s healthcare costs. The fundraiser was set up by their brother Jacob, who tweeted Sunday, “@blakeshelton Your music is the only thing that gets @casey_mcabee to talk.” Check out the stirring video below.
— Stuck_in_Paradise (@tori_anderson17) March 7, 2016