Washington Post: She saved her 7-year-old brother’s life. Then the virus threatened to take it.

Washington Post: She saved her 7-year-old brother’s life. Then the virus threatened to take it.. “Reign Howard knew that her brother, Messiah, 7, needed something called a bone marrow transplant, but she didn’t really understand what that meant. Messiah’s doctor tried to explain it to her as she sat in his office, her hair tied up in Afro puffs and her leopard-print sneakers dangling off the chair. ‘Will it hurt?’ she asked, and he told her that it would, at least for a few days. She could say no if the surgery was too scary, the doctor at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans told her, but Reign didn’t hesitate.” Reign Howard has the heart of a lion and I wish everyone knew her name.

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