To God be the Glory: Jeff Davis, MD Shares His Victory over Severe Covid

Dr. Davis being visited by Dr. Dugas at UAB

Miracle Moments

Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham,

“You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the grave.” Isaiah 38:16-17

Dr. Davis being visited by Dr. Dugas at UAB
Dr. Jeff Dugas visiting Dr. Davis a few days before he was discharged from UAB. The two physicians practice at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham.

In 2020, I went on a journey I would never have chosen to go on but one that led me to a deeper understanding of God’s love and mercy, the importance of relationships, the power of community prayer, and experiencing the realization that He still performs miracles today. As an orthopedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine, I have had the privilege to operate on thousands of patients and improve the quality of life for countless individuals. I have seen innumerable not easily explained phenomena in medicine but had never directly experienced a miracle. 

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Dr. Davis’s wife Sheri prays over him via Facetime, while he was asleep and recovering at UAB. Dr. Davis shares that prayers and the words of Isaiah 38: 16-17 and Romans 8:11 helped sustain him during his grave illness.

I contracted COVID-19 at the end of October of 2020. I became extremely ill and developed breathing issues with decreased oxygen saturation. I was transported by ambulance to UAB Hospital and was admitted into the Covid unit on November 13. Within 2 days, I was admitted to ICU and became better due to an experimental drug. After completing the drug study, I was admitted again to ICU. The loneliness and despair were mitigated by praying and quoting scripture with my wife and listening to Christian music. I deteriorated due to bacterial pneumonia, pulmonary emboli, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). I had to be intubated emergently due to respiratory failure as I was unable to maintain oxygen levels and to remove carbon dioxide. As a last-ditch effort, I was placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to try and oxygenate my blood and remove carbon dioxide as the ventilator was not effective. The intubation and ECMO were both done expeditiously as the UAB staff had contacted my wife about my dire health status. When I was the most ill and near death, there was an outpouring of intense petition and prayer which I believe led me to the miracle of my recovery from what appeared to be in the natural, a hopeless situation. After being on the ECMO device for 3 weeks, I was able to come home on December 31. I was extremely excited to get home and to leave 2020 behind!

Dr. Jeffrey C. Davis with His Wife and Daughters
Dr. Davis and his wife, Sheri, with their three adopted daughters, two from Guatemala and one from the US. The adoption process with each daughter was different, but difficult and grew their faith in Christ. “There were so many obstacles over months and months,” recalls Dr. Davis but adds that God opened doors to bring the girls home. The family attends Church of the Highlands.

I have worked diligently in a Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and am currently back at work and require oxygen only to exercise. I am so grateful for the multitude of prayers from the Body of Christ and the skill of the doctors that saved my life. The community of believers praying for me extended from Birmingham, Israel, Africa, and Australia. The continuous prayer of believers both day and night occurred during my entire hospitalization. The power of love shown to me displayed by my wife and family, friends, pastors and church family, colleagues, co-workers, patients and those that just heard about my plight along with the presence of God was sustaining and life giving. There is only one explanation of my survival, and it was receiving a miracle from Jesus! My chance of survival was less than 50% and risk for complications much higher than that.

I am so grateful for the prayers, encouragement, love, and friendship of so many. But most of all, I am grateful to God for the miracle of renewed life and improved understanding of what is important in life. The story of the resurrection of Jesus has so much more meaning to me this year. I want to tell others my testimony and am thankful for His love and miraculous power. To God be the Glory!

-Jeffrey C. Davis, MD

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. – Romans 8:11

If you have a Miracle that you would be willing to share, please email Subject Line: Miracle Moments or call 205-408-7150.

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Miracle Moments

Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham,

In 2009 at the age of 30 I was paralyzed from the waste down from an overdose. My body was swollen triple in size. After months of seeing doctors in Birmingham and Nashville, I was diagnosed and given an in-home IV infusion of immunogammaglobulin for 10 months. The doctor said it was a shot in the dark and not to have false hope of walking again. Over the months of being paralyzed, I began to grow close to God. Then, just when I trusted again my fiancé whom I was to marry in six months was killed in a car accident. I had lost everything except my faith in God. People would stare at me in grocery stores and ask me questions. One time someone said “You are too young and beautiful to be in this wheelchair. Is this temporary?”  I was in so much mental pain, but I trusted God. One day in Walgreens I was rolling along behind my mother and a man approached me. He began to speak Jeremiah 29:11 over me and followed up with, “On Christmas Eve you will walk up a flight of steps. And in time, you will reach many for the glory of God.” 

Alana and her mother Lee
Alana Bevis with her mother Lee who witnessed her miraculous recovery. “At one point I thought I had truly lost my daughter completely. I couldn’t reach her through love or support. I had to completely let go and let God,” explains Lee Bevis.

That was June. The next six months would prove to be the most painful months of my life. I was mourning the loss of my love and the loss of my legs. But I would not give up. I talked my doctor into giving me a walker. I thought if I just had a goal in front of me that I could try harder. I fell probably 500 times in those months. But I just kept getting back up. Tears and pain were the biggest part of my life. On my birthday that year, November 8, I walked into my doctor’s office with the assistance of my walker for the first time. He passed me in the hallway and looked as if he had seen a ghost. He summoned for his staff and we all cried together. According to the doctor, this was truly a miracle from God. This gave me the incentive to keep going. I was determined that nothing was going to sit me down for good. On Christmas Eve that year, I walked up the steps of my grandparents deck unassisted. It was painful, but I did it. Over the next couple of years my legs became stronger. I grew closer and closer to God, craving his words. My doctor insisted it was just pure determination and gave many explanations of how powerful the mind is, as if he were convincing himself how this had happened. I was treated by the best with no explanations of how my balance, gait, and strength were restored. The doctors still have no explanations as to how my feet are working. I still do not have reflexes or much sensation. They still do not know how I am walking, but I do. I serve a God who gave me a Jeremiah 29;11 promise, and He is not slack on his promises. I stayed sober for a couple more years and relapsed on methamphetamine for a short while. I have been clean and sober, delivered and filled with the holy spirit since October 2017. God has truly kept his word. He is using me to minister to children and women in recovery. I am also in nursing school to become a Registered Nurse in medical missions for Jesus Christ. My life is not my own and I will spend every breath giving God glory and testifying to the miracles He has preformed in my life. Never give up. God has a so much joy in store for you!

-Alana Bevis 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

If you have a Miracle that you would be willing to share, please email Subject Line: Miracle Moments or call 205-408-7150.

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