Miriam's Well by Lois Ruby
Adam gets paired up with super religious Miriam for a poetry partner, when she falls sick at home. She gets sent home, with the instructions to pray harder, for only the Lord can take away her pain, if only she believes. But Miriam has bone cancer, and the doctors need to treat it right away in order to save her life. The church, and the family refuses...so a judge steps in. And who ends up defending Miriam's family? Adams own father.