Big Daddy Weave announced that member Jason Weaver joined them onstage Wednesday evening at Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum Conference (CMB) as they received the "Rich Mullins Impact Award."
Band members took to Facebook with a photo of Jason Weaver sitting in a wheelchair at this year CMB conference.
"This just happened. A long, loud standing ovation for brother Jay. Congratulations to Big Daddy Weave on winning the Rich Mullins Impact Award at the Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum Conference," the photo caption read.
Jason has been home recovering as the rest of Big Daddy Weave is back out on tour. His appearance on stage, however, ignited a flood of support for Jason and many are eager to see him fully recovered and back on the road with his band mates.
"Congratulations!!! Awesome group! Always totally deserved. An Absolute Standing Ovation for Jay!! So good to see him there with you. Made my day," one supporter on Facebook wrote.
The band had quite the scare when Jason had to undergo surgery to remove both of his feet this summer. Through it all the band stayed hopeful and now that Jason is home recovering they have been actively touring for the Beautiful Offerings Tour.
"In this season of difficulty and battle, we have been blown away by the support and prayers of so many," Weaver shared in a statement shared with The Christian Post, talking about the amount of love he and his family received after his brother, Jason, had to have surgery. "Please continue to pray for Jay, his family and all treating him. We're trusting God that you will see him at a Big Daddy Weave show very soon."
Jason has had diabetes for 15 years and the illness, although not the direct cause of his infection, severely weakened his body's immune system and ability to stave off the infection, which resulted in the amputation of both of his feet.
When Jason left the band's tour to start his hospital treatment, Ben Blascoe from Citizens Way sat in for him. In a recent interview with CP, when asked if Jason would ever perform again, Weaver said with confidence that he believes his brother and bandmate would.
"Yes, we are really confident that that's the case. And whether it's immediately, like in a wheelchair kind of setup or in the future with a prosthetic, I'm so confident of that, and I know that he'll do that," he declared as the band's lead singer.
In addition to continued prayers for Jason and his family, Big Daddy Weave asks that supporters keep up with his progress at Pray for Jay on Facebook and fans can also contribute toward his medical expenses at YouCaring Pray for Jay.
For Big Daddy Weave's Beautiful Offerings Tour dates and more information on the band, visit: Big Daddy Weave.