'Touched by an Angel' Star Roma Downey Praises God in Wake Of Stepson's Hospitalization


Roma Downey, star of “Touched by an Angel,” is singing praises to the heavens after her stepson, Cameron Burnett, was released from the hospital in late March. Cameron is the 20-year-old son of reality television producer Mark Burnett and his ex-wife, Dianne J. Burnett.

Downey first eluded to her stepson’s hospitalization in a series of Instagram posts requesting prayer.

“Dear friends, I need your prayers please for someone I love who is ill tonight,” Downey wrote on March 23.

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The reason for Burnett’s hospitalization is unknown at this time. In 2014, Burnett, a teenager at the time, had brain tumor surgery that left him in the ICU with serious complications.

After his 2014 surgery, Burnett recovered and attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is an award-winning director, writer, and producer, according to his website.

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On March 24, Downey reached out to her social media followers with an update. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers for our son Cameron,” the star wrote.

“You all responded so fast and Mark and I are so appreciative of your kindness and prayer support,” Downey continued. “Please keep those prayers coming today so we can get him safely home from hospital and restored to perfect health.”

Downey gave all credit to God for going before her family during an uncertain time.

Two days later, Downey again reached out to her following of prayer warriors with a joyous update.

“Thanking God for answered prayers for our family and to everyone out there who prayed with us this week THANK YOU,” she wrote. “We are so grateful!! We are joyfully saying prayers of thanksgiving.”

Downey regularly gives all glory to God for the everyday beauty of life. Her followers are used to hearing Downey’s perspective on life, a life filled with gratitude and thankfulness.

In light of Holy Week and Easter approaching, Downey seemed to have an extra delight in her words of praise. “A light has indeed come into our world…and in a way, comes every morning,” she wrote just days following her stepson’s hospitalization.

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“Our family is so thankful for all the prayers over the last few days,” a family representative told People on March 26. “We are relieved to have Cameron back home with us and we are so incredibly grateful for the amazing care he received at UCLA.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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