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for KING & COUNTRY's Luke Smallbone and Family Endure Health Scare Involving Son
Luke's two-month old son Leo rushed to hospital last week, now back home recovering well

for KING & COUNTRY's Luke Smallbone and Family Endure Health Scare Involving Son

Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:00 PM | Category: General
Artist Tags: for KING & COUNTRY
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for KING & COUNTRY's Luke Smallbone and his wife Courtney experienced every parent's greatest nightmare last weekend when the couple's two-month old son, Leo, nearly lost his life. Little Leo stopped breathing unexpectedly last Friday, leading to perhaps the most horrifying 48 hours of the couple's lives.

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"Yesterday I was mowing the lawn when I heard my wife frantically yelling for me to call 911. I wasn't immediately sure why until I saw her holding our little boy, Leo, who was very gray and looking lifeless. She felt God impress on her to check on him while he was napping and after many prayers and some CPR, our little boy started to breathe again," Luke posted on Saturday while in the hospital with Leo.

"We understand now more than ever that these kids aren't ours," Luke wrote. "But God entrusts them to us for a time. We will hold him that much tighter and we're that much more thankful that he spared Leo's life. Leo is stable and doing great but would covet your prayers!" 

Due to the incident, Luke was unable to perform a scheduled concert at Uprise Fest Saturday night, leaving the show in his brother's capable hands. After the concert, Joel posted his gratitude to social media for those who attended the Pennsylvania show, "Your smiles and support while Luke's at home with Leo and family were especially meaningful to us tonight.. thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers."

Many fans shared their prayers and sympathy with the band, leaving comments to let them know that Leo was being lifted up in prayer.

Early Monday morning, Luke posted a photo of he and Courtney smiling brightly next to a happy and alert Leo, nestled into a carseat. "We're home now." Luke informed fans. "The last 48 hours has been a whirlwind to say the least but your prayers have been heard and answered. All the tests came back clear and Leo is currently sleeping soundly as I watch over him. He'll need a fairly major skull surgery in the next few months which was unrelated to the episode but he's a strong healthy boy with a full recovery expected. I'm not sure I'll be able to fully comprehend all that's taken place but boy have I felt the grace of Jesus. I'm emotionally and physically exhausted but I'm full of joy. Much love to you all." 

Although exhausted, the Smallbones didn't let the event prevent them from helping others. Yesterday for King and Country performed with dozens of other artists at Night of Hope in Dallas, a benefit concert to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The sold-out concert raised upwards of $500,000 towards the relief fund.


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