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Two weeks after returning from his mission, Cliff Devries received life-changing news—a 6-inch tumor was growing near his brain.

Though doctors were able to remove the tumor, the surgery left Cliff, an All-American diver, paralyzed from the neck down.

But that’s where the miracle began.

“Just a week after Cliff was completely paralyzed, Vaughn J. Featherstone walked, unexpectedly, into Cliff’s hospital room and gave him a blessing,” Cliff’s sister, Catherine Lay, wrote. “[In] it, he blessed Cliff that he would walk again. This was a profound blessing, as the doctor’s diagnosis for a spinal cord injury were bleak, to say the least.”

But after months of hard work, Cliff regained function in his left side and his family watched as he was once again able to walk, watching the blessing “come to fruition,” Catherine wrote.

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