A family from Kirkland, Ohio got a supernatural shock over the weekend when they were looking over photos of their young daughter and noticed a familiar figure hovering near her.
Jen Potter believes that the ghostly apparition captured in the image is none other than the Virgin Mary, looking over their daughter Erin, who was battling cancer for the third time.
“My reaction immediately, it’s Mary, they hear us, she’s there. I didn’t necessarily see it as a sign that Erin is fine and is going to walk out of this, but it’s a sign that we’re watching over her.” Jen told 19 Action News on Friday.
Erin was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2007 and since gone through numerous bone marrow transplants. When the miraculous photo was taken, she was about to undergo her second transplant.
When asked about the skeptics (whose rather shameful lack of sympathy, compassion, and tact can he seen in these Huffington Post comments) who would cast doubt on the vision that gave the Potter’s hope during their emotional medical battle, Erin’s father Kevin remained resolute in his belief.
“I know she’s not alone, I know we are not alone and people who don’t want to believe it, that’s OK,” he said. “Whatever happened, you know something powerful and special was there with us I definitely have my moments when I’m falling apart and I’m terrified and I literally grab my phone and I stare at that picture.”
As for Erin? Well, she’s now cancer free.