Looking back with a Miracle Child
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
VaShayla LaFleur poses for a portrait with some of her daily medications at her home in Beaumont on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. LaFleur has sickle cell anemia and was formerly chosen as a Miracle Child by the Children's Miracle Network. LaFleur recently graduated from Ozen High School defying doctor predictions that she would die by age 15. The network held its annual telethon Saturday, June 4, 2005.
UPDATE: VaShayla LaFleur passed away on May 19, 2007. My condolences to the family.