Celebration at local Brookwood restaurant for Cancer Awareness Month
By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
The late breakfast crowd at Henry’s restaurant in Brookwood was able to be part of a huge celebration Wednesday morning.
Reagan Watkins, a fifth grader at Brookwood Elementary School, was diagnosed with cancer when she was only 2 years old.
Wednesday, Regan, her family and several other community leaders in Brookwood helped Reagan place a sign in front of Henry’s to remind folks that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
When she was diagnosed, her family connected with A-Team Ministries, whose mission is to support families with children battling cancer.
“We met a wonderful group of people with A-Team Ministries when she was first diagnosed and they themselves had been through this with their child,” said Reagan’s mother, Erika Watkins. “So they’re near and dear to our heart and they do a lot for families who get that diagnosis because no one ever expects to hear your child has cancer and when you do, your world turns upside down in ways you can imagine.”