In September 2017, the younger brother of Fantasia, Xavier Barrino, was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Charlotte, North Carolina and was told by doctors he would struggle to learn how to walk again.
Now, Barrino is making strides in his recovery process by standing up for the first time in months.
The former Americal Idol winner and 2018 ESSENCE Fest performer shared the joyous feat on Instagram on Friday.
“My Father is Awesome @xavierbarrino I’m so proud of you baby You never gave up the fight I TOLD YALL HE WOULD WALK AGAIN AND IM STANDING ON THAT “HE WILL” Father THANK YOU,” the singer wrote in the caption of a video showing her brother standing with the assistance of their mother and an occupational therapist.
Since his accident, Fantasia has been by Barrino’s side during his hospitalization and rehabilitation, documenting his progress and asking her fans for their prayers, well wishes and good vibes.
We’re glad to see that Xavier is well on his way to making a recovery.