Avery is a four-year-old boy from Clayton who has been battling Wilms Tumor for a year and a half. During this time, Avery underwent several surgeries to remove all of one kidney and partially remove the other. He also underwent several difficult rounds of chemotherapy. There was no doubt Avery needed a smile.
Avery likes to laugh with his family and learn about different kinds of animals. His biggest passion is dinosaurs. Meg’s Smile Foundation made it possible for Avery’s room to be transformed into a one of a kind dinosaur room. There are life like dinosaurs all over his walls - including the ceiling!
Thank you for your generous support of Meg’s Smile Foundation – your support allows us to provide these types of smiles for kids like Avery!
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.