We were so blessed by this video and just had to share it! Leandria has never hid her struggles and pains. Seeing the light that came on this young girl’s face when she walked in is beautiful. We may not be able save the world but every act coounts! This was a beautiful moment and we will keep her in our prayers!
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Yesterday I received word that 17 year old @Aaliyahhogan17 has bone cancer, they amputated her arm to save her life and now the cancer has spread to her lungs. The song that she plays everyday is Better Days, and her one wish was to see me. Yesterday I went to visit Aaliyah & her family at the hospital. I ask that you Keep her & her family in your prayers ❤️ if you would like to donate to her family and help with the medical expenses you can at this link —-> https://www.customink.com/fundraising/team-aaliyah?ref=copy-link_social_mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_campaign=mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_content=team-aaliyah&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link&side=front&type=4&zoom=false
Keep her & her family in your prayers ❤️ if you would like to donate to her family and help with the medical expenses you can at this link —-> https://www.customink.com/fundraising/team-aaliyah?ref=copy-link_social_mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_campaign=mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_content=team-aaliyah&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link&side=front&type=4&zoom=false
Here’s a little bit about Leandria:
Johnson, who was born into a musical family, began singing at age two in her father’s church, HQ Ministries in Altamonte Springs, Florida. She went on to become the praise and worship leader within the church.
Before auditioning for the show, Johnson was a performer, producer, and singer-songwriter. Johnson, who had three children at the time, was motivated to audition for the show by her children to give them a better life. Johnson had gone through her second divorce and was having a tough time staying financially sound. The day before she left Orlando to try out in New Orleans she lost her house to foreclosure. Her friends and family helped her get to the audition, and Johnson carried what she could and auditioned in flip flops, socks, and the clothes she had on her back. Johnson was almost eliminated because her appearance was not up to par, a sentiment expressed by two of the judges Mary Mary, especially Erica Campbell, however after performing “This is the day The Lord Hath made,” she was unanimously voted through, and given a standing ovation by Campbell. Pastor Le’Andria Johnson has two godchildren James La ‘France Gibson, and Quateem Bolden.
She has always had a giving spirit!
Johnson, herself homeless at the time of her audition, did a benefit concert called “Up From the Ashes” at South Church in Lansing Michigan. The original concert date was April 1, 2011, but the concert was ultimately postponed when Johnson found out her brother had been shot and killed in Orlando Florida. She learned of the news moments before leaving for Michigan. The concert was held on May 6, 2011. Johnson’s various life challenges have not deterred her ministry and anointed singing in the Christian community.
Johnson started IPC (Imperfect People Changing) Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. On New Year’s Eve 2014, Johnson and IPC Ministries held an outdoor concert bringing food, clothing, praise and worship to the streets of Atlanta. The concert was a huge success, which motivated Johnson to establish iProgress, an outreach initiative which gives back to those less fortunate in the city of Atlanta. iProgress distributes, food, clothing, bibles, and in-kind gifts once a month, outside the homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine Street. This is only on example of her philanthropy.
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