Mysterious Virgin Mary figure helps child survive cancer?
Ohio, US: A mysterious figure in the image of their 9-year-old girl suffering from Leukemia has strengthened the belief of her parents that the figure is the Virgin Mary.
Erin Potter was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2007 when she was 3-year old and has undergone a bone marrow transplant in the past.
The image has made the parents believe that someone is definitely looking after them and their 9-yr-old beautiful daughter.
"I know she's not alone, I know we are not alone and people who don't want to believe it, that's OK", said the father Kevin Potter.
The family found mention in one of the Barack Obama's election campaign speeches.
The family was referred in the context of the Obama's health care program.
He said, "a father [who] told the story of his 8-year-old daughter whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything."
The picture has further strengthened the belief of the family.
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,' said her mother.
The Potters, who also have two other daughters ages twelve and two, talked to WOIO-TV about the 'blessed' photo.
'My reaction immediately, it's Mary, they hear us, she's there,' Jen was quoted on Daily Mail.
Many readers poured in with their responses and blessing for the little girl
If it gives her and her family hope, then I see exactly what they see, was the reaction of one of the viewer.
Though some of the people believe that it is plain superstitious and the image is an effect of light and nothing more.
"It is simply a long exposure shot, nothing special. The image behind the child with the sparkler is a girl that looks to have helped light the sparkler then walked away. I have taken many shots like this with similar effects, concluded another.