Summer 2024

Oklahoma State lineman Preston Wilson: 'God was working' during miraculous healing

Oklahoma State offensive lineman Preston Wilson’s thumb was bothering him after the Cowboys’ Sept. 23 loss at Iowa State, but he didn’t really think much of it. He figured he had just jammed it, so he took an anti-inflammatory to help with the swelling.

Later that night, Wilson looked at his hand after some of the swelling had gone down — and realized he was dealing with a much more serious injury.

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“I look down, and my wrist is not in place,” he said in a video posted to the Instagram accounts of him and his girlfriend, Raegan Isham. “My bones were not in the right spot. I can immediately tell that my wrist was 100% broken, and I know that for a fact.”


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Wilson, who missed three games due to injury last year, knew that a long recovery could sideline him for most of his redshirt senior season. As a strong believer in God, Wilson quickly decided his only hope to get back on the field right away was prayer.

He went to Isham and told her she needed to pray for his wrist. As they laid hands on it and asked for healing, they both experienced the same miracle happening.

“We could feel my wrist turn,” Wilson said. “There was a bone that turned completely like a corkscrew, and I could feel my bones going back into place through her hands through Jesus Christ.”

Just like that, Wilson was healed. He didn’t experience any pain either. Wilson and Isham spent hours that night trying to process what they’d witnessed.

“It was the craziest miracle God has ever performed in my life,” Wilson said. “We could physically feel those bones turning and moving back into place. We knew that God was working. It was nothing that any man or woman could do.”


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In the early hours of the next morning, they decided to open their Bible app and see if the verse of the day connected to their experience. The verse that popped up was Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

“That’s what we saw that night,” Wilson said. “We saw and felt the presence of Jesus Christ.”

Wilson was back on the field for Oklahoma State’s next game, Friday’s 29-21 win over Kansas State. It was his 38th career appearance for the Cowboys. Wilson has played in at least 10 games each of the past three years after redshirting in 2019, and he has seen the field in four of the team’s five games in 2023.

He and Isham released the video as a way to praise God for the healing that took place and hope it will encourage others to place their trust in the Lord as well.

“We’re just in awe of what God the Father had done for us and shown us,” Isham said. “We had to call on Him though, and we had to believe that. We’re still in awe.”

Both Wilson and Isham regularly give glory to God on Instagram and have Romans 8:28 in their bios. Wilson often captions his posts of photos from games with Bible verses.


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Oklahoma State enters Saturday’s home game against No. 23 Kansas (5-1) with a 3-2 overall record and a 1-1 mark in Big 12 play. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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