The Angel who visited a girl with leukemia

Today is the eve before Christmas, when billions of people across the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who humbled himself and became incarnate as a man.
Because He loves us so.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16
Christmas Eve is an appropriate time for a reminder of His unimaginable, unfathomable, infinite love for us — each and every one of us — despite ourselves.
In an episode of AOL’s new series “Help From Beyond,” Bella recounts an encounter she had one night in her hospital room.
Mere days before Bella’s 15th birthday, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Lying in her hospital bed, knowing that childhood leukemia is deadly, Bella was frightened and in despair.
At 1:02 am, a male nurse walked in with a cup of ice. He wrote his name on the blackboard, “Wahkan,” and listened to Bella pouring her heart out. Wahkan comforted the gravely ill girl, then told her: “It’s not your time.”
The next morning, Bella asked her female nurse “Where is Wahkan?”
The nurse told Bella she was her nurse last night, and there were no male nurses in that hospital.
But Bella had not imagined her encounter. The plastic cup that had contained ice was still there by her bed. So was the word “Wahkan” on the blackboard.
Later that morning, Bella’s doctors were stunned that her blood counts had drastically improved and told her the leukemia would go into remission in a week.
Wahkan is a Native American boy name, which means “Sacred.” The name Wahkan is not among the top 1,000 most common names in the United States for the last 128 years.
In other words, Bella could not have made up that name.
Still don’t believe Bella?
My husband had a similar experience while waiting in pre-op for his cardiac surgery. I’ll tell his story on Sunday!

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Trail Dust
7 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn,
Death threatens us all. These messengers of healing are also messengers of eternal life. Just think how life would feel without any trace of the fear of death!

7 years ago

Wow, Can’t wait for yours.

Trail Dust
7 years ago
Reply to  Steve


7 years ago

God is always with us if we open our hearts to HIM. Merry Christmas!

7 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most beautiful post! We know that Our Lord, His Blessed Mother, His angels and His saints are with us!

Trail Dust
7 years ago
Reply to  joandarc

Amen to every word, joandarc!!!

5 years ago

I am 5 years out from Leukemia, myself. I also had a little old lady who visited me 2 or 3 times very late at night, while in the hospital during my first stay. 5 1/2 weeks I was there. Ruby was her name. It is a long story of how, why, and what she did for me one night, but she made a huge difference. I always felt like Ruby was my “Wahkan.”

2 years ago

I love all these wonderful stories about how god sends us his angels in times we need him.