Alex is a 7 year old boy who has battled lymphoma for over two years. Because of this, he has not been able to have a birthday party. His “smile” request was to have a birthday bash with all of his friends and family!
Alex loves soccer and all kinds of sports. Our friends at Lifetime Fitness in Cary held an awesome birthday party for him. His party included a huge bounce house and all kinds of games in the gym from soccer to basketball. Alex and his friends then got to swim for over an hour. After that, it was time for some lunch of pizza and birthday cake. They finished out the day by tackling the rock wall and opening presents.
A very special thank you to Lifetime Fitness of Cary for rolling out the red carpet for Alex and his friends. Thank you for supporting Meg’s Smile Foundation!
Taylor is a sixteen-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. Taylor was perfectly healthy until July of 2018 when she was diagnosed with Advanced Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis complex with Neuroborreliosis; Babesia, Ehrlichia Chaffeensis. She was hospitalized and in the Wake Med PICU in critical condition, complicated with acute respiratory failure and sepsis. At the time, nobody could figure out why this was happening to Taylor until specialists from Duke Infectious Disease and The Jemsek Clinic determined it was the above tick-borne illnesses. She will undergo aggressive treatment for the next two years in hopes of reversing the damage to her.
Tabor is a nineteen-year-old young man from Durham. He has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. Tabor has a great spirit - he is a smart, kind, and driven individual who seeks a solution first and asks for help second. Tabor attends Durham Tech Community College and getting to a from school is hard without a car. Tabor’s request was to receive some help in purchasing a car which we were more than happy to do.