Gospel singer with leg paralysis uses music to uplift others
Semaj Moore, also known as “Showoff Praise,” is a gospel artist in North Carolina.
The 33-year-old is known within his community for sharing positive messages in his trap gospel music.
Moore said many songs have negative, sexual, or drug-related content. He said he wanted to change that with his own music, and dedicated his life to God.
However, in 2016, his life took a turn.
Moore, a sophomore at Winston-Salem State University at the time, said he was walking near campus when a vehicle struck him
The driver of the car drove off, and Moore was left in a coma for two weeks, he said. He has not been able to walk again since.
However, he’s not letting that stop him from sharing his belief, and helping others in the community, especially his little girl.
His 5-year-old daughter, Smara Moore, said, “I want him (Moore) to walk, and take me places everywhere like Chuck E. Cheese, Dave & Buster’s, and Disney, and drive a car with me.”
Moore said that he’s determined to help others, and walk again, to teach his daughter important lessons in life.
“So I could motivate her not to give up on anything in life,” he said. “Once she (Smara) sees me accomplish this, and she knows that her daddy done this, she would be able to accomplish anything.”
Moore said he’s currently raising money for medical rehab to help him walk again.
In the meantime, he said he plans to continue to perform his gospel music within the community.
He said he will continue to rely on his faith in God, and support his little girl.
“It don’t matter what it looks like. Give it to God. He’ll turn it around,” he said.
A GoFundMe was created to help Moore receive medical rehab. If you’d like to help out, please click here.