Phil Leadbetter on the power of prayer

Phil Leadbetter, bluegrass music’s very own miracle man, was featured this week on WVLT television in his hometown of Knoxville. The segment was on the power of prayer, and how Phil credits the thousands of people all over the world who have been praying of him as he fought, and beat, cancer – not once, or even twice, but three times now.

Of course, cutting edge medical technology and a talented team of physicians and nurses played their part as well, but Phil credits the prayers for helping get him through this third round of chemotherapy. He shares his thoughts with WVLT’s Alan Williams, with additional comments from his close bluegrass buddies Steve Gulley, Jerry Butler, and Mike Kelly.

One way that Phil’s many friends and prayer warriors are helping out with medical expenses is by purchasing one of his Team Filibuster wrist bands online. A minimum donation of $5 is requested, and they will send you a wrist band to wear and show your support.

Phil tells us that he has run out of the Team Filibuster bracelets, and thanks people all over the world who had ordered them.

There is still a donation page where people can share what they can to help him out with medical and travel costs. He has to drive every two weeks from Knoxville to Nashville for treatment, as it is only offered at Vanderbilt. Plus Phil is only able to work about a quarter of the shows with Dale Ann Bradley, which is his primary source of income.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.