As told by his mom
Reagan is 6 years old and in Kindergarten. He loves baseball, swimming and math. Reagan has come a long way from 4 years to 6 years old. When Reagan was 4, he came home from his Dad's house saying my knee hurts. As a mother of a hyper little boy I thought he probably fell while running with his brothers. When bed time came he said mom my knee really hurts; I thought he was saying that because he didn’t want to go to bed. So days passed by and I didn’t bring up his knee to see if it really hurt. 4 days passed and I was getting him out of the bath and I saw his knee was huge like 2 baseballs put together. I called the doctor and she told me to come in. So after the appointment she told me to call my orthopedist. We went July 21, 2009. Dr. Thomas said he hurt his disk in his knee and it can be fixed by a laser. So we went back home to see if the knee went down but it didn’t go down at all. So he wanted to do an MRI August 14. They said it would take 30 minutes. Thirty minutes passed and the nurse came in and said you need to watch a video about a dye they are putting in his leg - they found something but the MRI didn’t pick it up. So 2 hours later he came out of the testing. August 18 Dr. Thomas called me and said he has JRA. So we went to a JRA doctor and two weeks later Reagan stop walking and lost 12 pounds. He didn’t want to get out of bed. He was not my little hyper 4 year old. On his 5th birthday he still was not walking. The doctor told me that he will walk maybe by Christmas. I couldn’t watch my child just lay there and not live a normal kid’s life. I bought a walker and order him a wheelchair. We were using a stroller until we got his wheelchair. Two weeks before Halloween he walked. That was the best day of my life seeing my child walk again. We are very blessed today that is doing so good. He has his moments where he is not up to a lot of things. I thank God and my friends and family for the power of prayer. Prayer healed my son.