By Lauren Lipton

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This coming Saturday, September 22nd, the seventeenth annual “Gospel Rama” — a daylong celebration of love and faith, will be held at Love Park.

It’s free, and there will be many musical acts, including Voices of Glory, a family trio making their first appearance in Philadelphia.

And just wait until you hear their story.

voices of glory side Positively Philadelphia:  Voices of Glory at Gospel Rama“Seven years ago our mother, Felicia, got into a head-on collision by a drunk driver,” says sixteen-year-old Avery.  “She was in a coma for eight months and we would sing by her bedside.  Other people would ask us to sing to their loved ones.”

Twenty-year-old Michael continues the family story:

“When she came out of the coma, she always jokes around that if it wasn’t for us singing, she didn’t know what she would be doing, because she said she was able to hear us during that time where she wasn’t able to respond.  Eventually, we started a ministry because we started going from hospital room to hospital room, nursing home to nursing home.”

(Avery:) “She’s doing better.  She’s in the wheelchair, but she’s getting better every day.”

And since then, the group has really taken off.

(Michael:) “In 2009, we were on America’s Got Talent.  We ended up placing fifth on season four.”

Twelve-year-old Nadja can’t wait to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

“I am very excited to be coming to Philadelphia and be able to sing for everyone.  It’s my first time coming,” she said.

(Avery:)  “One of the main things I want to do is get a Philly cheesesteak.”

(Michael:)  “We can’t wait to come out to Philadelphia and have a great time with you guys!”

And that’s “Positively Philadelphia!”

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