Tri-State woman battling cancer gets a call and a prayer from Reba McEntire


BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A Tri-State woman battling cancer got a very special phone call Thursday.

When she answered her phone, on the other end of the line was her favorite singer — Reba McEntire.

Reba called Lisa Tapley to visit with her and to say a prayer with her.

Lisa, who lives in Boonville, is battling a form of brain cancer.

She’s undergone lots of treatments over the past year but recently stopped.

Lisa is a school bus driver for the Warrick County School System.

Her husband is a Princeton firefighter.

On Thursday, Lisa and her family got to talk to Reba about her upcoming concert at the Ford Center in Evansville and about a new television show that Reba is filming right now in Los Angeles. But, it’s how they ended their conversation that is so special — with Reba leading a prayer for Lisa.

Click on the video in this story to hear Lisa’s conversation with Reba.

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(This story was originally published on January 23, 2020)

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