Real Names: Candy Gaither Hoerner and Roxy Gaither
Case: Medical Mystery
Date: October 1992
Details: Candy and Roxy Gaither were the oldest of six children. They were the only girls, born just eighteen months apart. By the time they were adults and young mothers, the two formed a close bond. On February 27, 1979, Roxy was critically injured in a serious car accident. By the time Candy arrived, Roxy had slipped into a coma. That night, Candy told her how much she loved her. Sadly, two days later, Roxy passed away at the age of twenty-two.
A few years later, Candy was diagnosed with leukemia, but she soon went into remission. She remained that way for several years until October of 1992 when the cancer returned. The only hope was a bone marrow transplant. At first, it appeared that the transplant was a success. However, her body then began to shut down. Her liver failed and she slipped into a coma. One night, however, Candy saw her deceased sister Roxy as a ghost. She told Candy that she must stay on Earth with their family because they needed her and Candy was soon going to become a grandmother.
Candy felt that Roxy had given her the strength to fight through the cancer. She soon awoke from her coma and her cancer went in remission. Two weeks later, she was released from the hospital. Two years later, Roxy's prediction became true and Candy became a grandmother. Candy is certain that Roxy came back from the grave to help save her life.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the April 4, 1997 episode.