Louisiana Girl Breaks Her Leg, Then Doctors Discover Tumor

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
November 30, 2015 Updated: November 30, 2015

Reagan Angers and her parents thought it was just a normal broken leg, but soon found out otherwise when they went to the doctor’s office.

Reagan, 11, was examined closely and the doctor found a tumor. 

“They found a tumor that was on her leg and we went through a few weeks of it’s possibly cancer. It might not be. Yes it is. No it’s not. And eventually after they did another surgery they determined that it was cancer,” Reagan’s mom Kim told WAFB.

It was finally determined to be bone cancer, forcing doctors to remove eight-and-a-half inches from Reagan’s femur, then insert a titanium prosthetic bone that’s spring loaded.

The spring will help the leg joint grow properly as Reagan ages.

The pre-teen had to learn how to walk all over again, on top of enduring 10 months of chemotherapy. Her dad was impressed. 

“I knew she was funny and beautiful and cool. I learned… I knew she was tough, but I didn’t know anybody was that tough,” Jeff said.

Now she’s inspiring others with her faith and determination. 

“I mean a horrible thing has happened to her and she’s going to use it for God’s good. She really is. She’s going to change lives and I know that,” community member Anna Haldane said.

The best news? Reagan is now cancer-free.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.