Phoebe Engram is the fourth and final child of Bobby and Deanna Engram. She has two brothers, Dean and Trey. Her eldest sibling, Bobbi, passed in August 2018 due to sickle cell complications. Although Phoebe also has sickle cell, she has chosen to focus on living her best life rather than on what could happen.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
This Scripture gives Phoebe hope and encouragement as she deals with sickle cell episodes. Not only did she watch and learn from Bobbi, as she dealt with her sickle cell crises, she also saw and feared how quickly a life may end.
Dealing with the death of a beloved sister at the age of 7, Phoebe didn’t understand why Bobbi passed or if she would also experience the same fate. Her parents, Bobby and Deanna, chose to share their beliefs with Phoebe because God’s Word comforted and carried them then and now.
Phoebe has started her journey of “Trusting God,” which is not easy for an 8 year old. Some days she’s very successful and does not have a problem trusting God. When episodes are severe, Phoebe has learned that trusting in the midst of pain is not always easy—until the crisis passes. Then she rejoices and is thankful.
Phoebe Engram is learning to accept and give thanks for all things. At 8 years old, she is learning the true meaning of “Trusting God,” and believing there is hope even when she can’t see or feel it. ”
Phoebe Engram was an honorary captain and was overjoyed to be able to toss the coin at midfield before the game. "Just knowing people care and want to help," she says, "makes me feel good!"
The Eagles controlled the contest from the start, jumping out to a 20-0 lead after the first quarter and a 33-0 lead heading into halftime. Junior quarterback Caleb Williams played a highly efficient game throwing three touchdown passes while senior runningback and captain Malcolm Terry II scored four touchdowns on the ground. Junior defensive backs Jalen McMurray and Jay Oliver turned in great performances on defense and on special teams. McMurray had an interception while Oliver recovered an onsides kick attempt.