Avery is a five-year-old sweetheart from Raleigh. She was diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumor three months ago. This is the type of tumor Meg battled, unfortunately the prognosis for these types of tumors are 9-12 months. Avery and her family needed a smile!
Avery likes to play with her brothers and sisters in their backyard. She has always wanted a cool backyard playground. Avery and her family worked with our friends at Backyard Playground to design a playground that would have everything she and her family wants. The playground was custom built and installed in near record time!
A special thank you to Mark Drummond and his crew at Backyard Playground for all they continue to provide the children at Meg’s Smile Foundation. Also, a big thanks to our supporters for helping our Avery and her family!
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.