(newscast on WIVB Television)
There sure was a lot of joy on Jersey Street on Friday, and not a dry eye to be seen. It was a moving moment for all to see a once wheelchair-bound woman walk into the arms of her mother.
Amelia Roman has waited 23 years for this moment. With family and friends by her side, she was about to see her daughter, Delia, walking home. Others were just as excited.
Milagros Fancher said, "I can't wait. I can't wait to see what God was able to do. Nothing is impossible to God."
For more than two decades, gospel singer Delia Roman Knox was the woman in the wheelchair. At 25, she was paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a drunk driver. Now, the Buffalo native, who resides in Alabama, can be seen all over YouTube. Eight weeks ago at a Christian revival, she shocked everyone when she got out of her wheelchair and walked.
Since then, she couldn't wait to return to WNY to see her parents. Our camera rolled as she arrived and took her first step outside the family home.
Delia said, "That was one of my things. I wanted to walk up the stairs and see my mom and dad who instilled faith in me and I thank God they're alive to see this."
Carlos Benitez said, "It's just beautiful. I can't believe it, you know?"
"Our faith is God does miraculous things, and he's done it here," said Casimiro Rodriguez.
Delia claims she had no idea that on the night she was wheeled into the revival she'd leave on two feet.
"I'd stay away from revivals because I've been pulled, plopped and dropped. This time I walked; I wasn't dropped," said Delia.
"My house is a house of miracles! I tell you, there is only one way, the Lord," said Amelia.
Delia plans to share her story with the world in the weeks to come. But she felt it was important to share it with all of you first.