St. Louis Rams’ Stedman Bailey Credits God for Saving His Life After Being Shot in the Head

St. Louis Rams wideout Stedman Bailey and his cousin, Antwan Reeves, say they have witnessed several miracles after surviving a near fatal shooting.
Bailey survived being shot in the head and Reeves recovered from being hit with 11 gunshots while riding in a car on Nov. 24, 2015. Although Reeves’ 10-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were also in the car, Reeves shielded their bodies and they miraculously left the scene unscathed.
The life-changing event that took place in Miami Gardens, Florida, reinforced their spiritual beliefs.
“It’s very incredible, so for people who don’t believe, they need to start believing, ’cause I’m a firm believer,” Reeves told south Florida local news station WSVN.
Bailey, who grew up in the rough section of Miami, spoke about how prevalent gun violence is in the area, telling WSVN that his and his cousin’s survival was nothing short of a miracle.
“I do really think about how that split second, for me and my cousin both, how our life has changed,” he said. “It’s something we will remember for the rest of the time we will live.”
During his first interview since being shot, the 25-year-old recalled when he first realized that he had been hit by a bullet. According to Bailey, his cousin told him he was shot in the head, but he didn’t feel the effects of pain until much later.
“For a while, I couldn’t really feel any pain or anything, so I was just like, ‘Oh, man.’ When I looked down at my shirt and saw that blood was dripping off my face, I felt at that point that things were pretty real,” Bailey revealed.
Just weeks after sustaining a bullet wound to his head, Bailey has been using social media to communicate his thoughts and feelings about God.
“One day at a time. God is so good,” Bailey tweeted last month. “I’ll be back in no time.”
“There’s no better feeling than waking up each day. It reminds you how much God loves you and how his plans for your life is greater than anyone can ever imagine,” Bailey wrote on Instagram. “Feeling so blessed this morning. All smiles #Mood #Blessed #livingtestimoney.”
After being shot in the head twice, undergoing six hours of surgery and being placed in a medically induced coma, Bailey believes Jesus Christ gave him the gift life. He wrote a heartfelt message to fans back in December:
“To my entire Rams family, especially my teammates, fans and peers, I thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. My recovery has been nothing short of a miracle (a work of GOD) and I can only give GOD the praise, glory and honor for which he is doing in my life at this time. Christmas is a holiday in which Jesus was born as a gift to the world. But in all honesty, He has given me and my family a gift which is far greater than what any man can give, a restoration of my life and health. I will continue to get better day by day until I’m able to get back on the field and I ask for your continued prayers.”