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SPOTLIGHT: Washington Crossing UMC

Living miracle: A nine-year-old’s story of surviving acute leukemia

What do you do when your nine-year-old daughter suddenly asks you to take her to the emergency room?

That was Shari Bonet’s shock in January this year when, after three weeks of vague pain complaints, a visit to the ER discovered something seriously wrong with Reagan’s blood.

That night CHOP made the diagnosis of leukemia. Chemo was started immediately but Reagan’s condition plummeted.

She was on a feeding tube. She couldn’t care for herself. She was so weak, she had to have her head and feet positioned in bed for her.

The only thing Reagan could do was whisper that she wanted to die. Twenty-four-hour staff was assigned to make sure she didn’t try to take her own life.

Each new crisis brought an outpouring of organized prayer – Zoom prayer meetings with scores of people from Shari’s church.

With each crisis, Reagan’s life was saved. But the direction was still downhill.

Finally, at the end of February, Reagan was taken to the Pediatric ICU. Doctors told Shari to prepare herself for the worst – Reagan would likely die.

And die is just what Reagan Grant didn’t do!

With a recovery as dramatic as the cluster of crises, Reagan countered every dire prediction. “She won’t likely live.” She did. “She may never walk.” More than walk, today Reagan is bouncing around with a smile that can brighten any day. 

The full story will be told on Wednesday, September 29th, at 7:00pm, at 1895 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA at The Crossing UMC. 

All are welcome to join and hear the family tell the power of medicine, the power of community, the power of love, and the power of prayer.

At the event, Shari, Reagan and The Crossing will be honoring Reagan’s school community for their ongoing support throughout this extraordinary calamity and recovery.

PHOTO CAP: Reagan on the mend at the hospital.

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