The Faith of a Child
By Jimmy Tomlin
At age 9, Erin Browning is far too young to understand fully the cancer that once ravaged her body.
Too young to comprehend its potential death grip, particularly when the disease has spread from head to toe, as hers did. Too young to grasp that chemotherapy—one of modern medicine’s most potent weapons—in some cases is still no match for a mass of malignant cells.
Too young to understand why doctors shy away from the word “miracle,” when, in her mind, all evidence points to just that.
All she knows is that when she was diagnosed with cancer—and her parents were given little hope for her survival—she prayed her God would heal her.
And she believed He would.
So when a stunned doctor told her, only four months after the grim diagnosis, that her cancer was in remission—a development he considered “remarkable”—Erin simply said what was on her mind.