Kansas City, KS – Dou Vang and Mai Thao were ecstatic about bringing their first child into this world. The couple had been trying to have a baby for the past eight years. They tried everything to conceive, from traditional medicines like tree roots, stomach massages, and even animal sacrifices but none worked.
It wasn’t until a year ago that the couple started to attend church to see if their luck might change. Since there were no Hmong churches nearby they decided to attend Bethel AME Church. Bethel is an African-American Methodist Episcopal Church a couple miles from the couple’s home. Vang was only able to attend once a month but Thao went every Sunday to pray for a baby. Some weeks she even went on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Within three months, Mai was pregnant and the couple only had one deity to thank: GOD.
At 6:00 P.M on April 8th, 2015, Thao went into labor. Doctors delivered a beautiful 7 pound 5 ounce black baby boy. Vang couldn’t be more happy that mother and baby are doing well and may get to go home in a couple days.
“I’m so happy to be a father,” says Vang. “I know GOD answered our prayers and we owe everything to him.”
ZQ questioned Vang about the dark complexion of the baby and if that ran in the family. Vang says,
“We didn’t have any Hmong churches here so we went to an African-American church. So GOD gave us a baby that looks African-American. My son may not look like me but I know GOD gave us a gift of love.”
Still uncertain about this case, ZQ brought (not bought) our in-house spiritual and genetics guru to explain. Zeke Basil explains the phenomenon:
“What you see here is the gift of GOD to this child. The gift in the form of a genetic disease called Malanism. Malanism comes from the Greeks and it means “black pigment.” Many medical researchers call this “Black Jaundice.”
Well, there you have it from our resident guru. What are your thoughts? ■