In 1987, Buffalo native Delia Roman Knox was a passenger in a car that was hit by a drunk driver. The Christmas Day accident left her paralyzed from the waist down and unable to use her legs.
Delia now lives in Mobile, Alabama where she is a minister at the Living Word Christian Center with her husband Bishop Levy Knox. For years, Delia was known as the wheelchair bound gospel singer who amazed audiences with her vocal talents. However, taking part in a "Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival" at the Mobile Convention Center on August 27, 2010 made her an international sensation.
During the revival, Delia Knox heard a voice telling her to "Just get up". After being prayer over, she rose from her wheelchair and began to move her legs. With assistance, she walked in front of the amazed audience.
Video of her healing was posted to YOUTUBE. Now she is getting invitations from around the globe to appear as a guest speaker.
Thursday, she returned to Buffalo to visit her parents house on Jersey Street for the first time without a wheelchair. Her mother Emilia cried when she saw her daughter walk up the sidewalk. Delia climbed the stairs and embraced both her parents. "Things look different and you look smaller", she told her mother. "I'm use to seeing things from a different perspective", Delia said in reference to 22 years in a wheelchair.
Is it a miracle? "I can just say that I once was not able to walk and now I do", replied Delia Knox. Her mother credits the families faith and says she never doubted that God would allow her daughter to walk again someday.