On Monday, Aug. 20, Demi Lovato’s little sister Madison De La Garza broke her silence on her big sister’s apparent overdose to wish her a happy birthday and thank God for saving her life. “Today could have been one of the worst days of my life, but instead I get to spend it thanking God, the incredible doctors, Demi’s team, and everyone across the world who offered their support — without all of these people I wouldn’t have my big sister anymore,” she wrote in an emotional Instagram post. 

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today could have been one of the worst days of my life, but instead i get to spend it thanking God, the incredible doctors, demi's team, and everyone across the world who offered their support – without all of these people i wouldn't have my big sister anymore. i've been thinking about how i wish that everyone could see the silly little things that she does, like how her nostrils move when she says certain words and when she brushes my hair behind my ear when i'm trying to sleep, because those are the things i'm thankful for today. they seem so small, but those little things make up my sister – not a singer, not a celebrity, and definitely not what she's been described as in the media – she's a daughter, a friend, and my big sister… and i am so, so thankful that i can tell her happy birthday. #happybirthdaydemi ❤️

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“I’ve been thinking about how I wish that everyone could see the silly little things that she does, like how her nostrils move when she says certain words and when she brushes her hair behind my ear when I’m trying to sleep, because those are the things I’m thankful for today,” the 16-year-old continued. “They seem so small, but those little things make up my sister — not a singer, not a celebrity, and definitely not what she’s been described as in the media — she’s a daughter, a friend, and my big sister… and I am so, so thankful that I can tell her happy birthday.” 

Two weeks ago, Demi took to Instagram to speak out about the apparent overdose that nearly cost the now 26-year-old her life. “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well,” she wrote. “To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time.” 

As reported by Us Weekly, Demi is currently seeking “aggressive” treatment in a rehab facility after being released from L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital on August 4. The journey to recovery will not be easy, but Demi’s friends, family, and fans are there to support her every inch of the way. We’re rooting for you, Demi!