A ghostly figure appearing to be the Virgin Mary has stunned an Ohio family, appearing in a photograph behind their daughter who had been battling leukemia.

Jen Potter told WOIO TV  that the figure apprearing to be the Virgin Mary is no coincidence. "My reaction immediately, it's Mary, they hear us, she's there. I didn't necessarily see it as a sign that Erin is fine and is going to walk out of this, but it's a sign that we're watching over her."

The photo shows Erin at night running with a sparkler in each hand. A blurred red figure appears behind her with eyes downcast and arms extended. Some say the figure resembles the Virgin Mary.

Erin was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007. She has undergone several bone marrow transplants along with three separate bouts with cancer. At the time the picture was taken, she was preparing for her second bone marrow transplant. She is currently cancer free.

Jen wrote in her blog "She just continues to amaze me and she shows me what it is like to be strong, to take one day - one moment - at a time. To enjoy each day that she feels good. To love each second that she and her sisters are laughing. All of our girls are my source of strength. They remind me to keep looking up."