For God’s Sake

by longformphilly


Stephanie Farr | Philadelphia Daily News | August 2014

WHEN Michael Grant was in the depths of his heroin addiction, his mother wrote him off for dead.

She had to.

“I said he’s either going to die or get better. I had to accept the fact that he might die. It was so painful.”

But that didn’t stop the 58-year-old Center City professional, who asked that her name be withheld, from praying for her son.

She had to.

“I prayed for him all the time,” she said. “This is what I got.”

“This” is Philly Jesus.

Writer bio: Stephanie Farr is a general assignment reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News.

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