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'Bracelets for Bibles' girl faces brain tumor

We caught up with 7-year-old Rayne Elizabeth Deuel at Lakeshore Park Monday. We caught up with 7-year-old Rayne Elizabeth Deuel at Lakeshore Park Monday.
She showed us Bracelets for Bibles -- her own unique ministry where she and her mother make bracelets to raise money for bibles to give to people who don't have one. She showed us Bracelets for Bibles -- her own unique ministry where she and her mother make bracelets to raise money for bibles to give to people who don't have one.
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We caught up with 7-year-old Rayne Elizabeth Deuel at Lakeshore Park Monday as she demonstrated cartwheels.

"I like to do gymnastics because it teaches me how to be strong," Rayne said.

Deuel is a home-schooled second-grader with a zest for life. You might remember when we first met her in December 2011.

She showed us Bracelets for Bibles -- her own unique ministry where she and her mother make bracelets to raise money for bibles to give to people who don't have one.

The ministry is still going strong with more than 1,100 Bibles given away, but something has changed for Deuel just in the past week.

"My mother and father just found out that I have a tumor on the right side of my brain," Rayne said.

Rayne's parents, Christopher and Heather Deuel, say Rayne began feeling nauseated about seven weeks ago and things suddenly took a turn for the worse.

"We took her to the emergency room and found out she was having seizures when she was throwing up," Heather says. "They did an MRI, and we found out later that night it was a brain tumor. They believe it is benign."

"I'm not scared because God is in control and he loves me," Rayne says.

The spirit that led her to serve others remains strong as Rayne and her family face a health issue that would bring most people to their knees. Rayne, it seems, was already there.

"She knows that God is going to take care of her," Heather says.

"It makes you want to be stronger. Makes you want to be a stronger parent," adds Christopher.

Rayne has already spent a few nights at Batson Children's Hospital.

"They gave me ice cream at 6 in the morning. I want to go back to the hospital!" she says.

Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 11, and the family is asking for all of your prayers. Click here to follow Rayne's progress. 

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