The young girl who White House press secretary Sarah Sanders asked the country to pray for in January as she was preparing for brain surgery is out of intensive care unit and "doing well."
"Sophia is out of ICU, she is in a regular room and doing well!" Scott Andy Peters, Sophia's father, posted on Facebook. "Physical Therapist says she looks great. She is eating pizza and watching Frozen, getting back to her normal, goofy, silly self."
Sophia Marie Campa-Peters, 9, had surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital last week for “a rare disease that causes the blood vessels in her brain to narrow and close,” Sanders said on Jan 23. The disease has reportedly caused the girl to suffer a number of strokes throughout her young life, some of which left her partially paralyzed.
“We want to make sure she gets that and far exceeds it,” Sanders said during the White House press briefing. “So today, Sophia, I’m here to tell you that millions of people from every corner of the world will be praying for you on January 26th.”
Sanders said that among those praying for Sophia was President Trump.
“He told me to tell you to keep fighting, to never give up, keep inspiring us all, and never, ever lose faith in God. With Him, all things are possible,” Sanders continued.
Sanders shared the news about Sophia on her Twitter Thursday and said "God answers prayers."