Caroline is a 16-year-old girl from South Boston, VA being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for ALL leukemia. She was diagnosed when she was 8 years old and went through rigorous treatment for over 2 years. Caroline’s leukemia came back 4 years later and is currently in active treatment.
Caroline is a huge Washington Redskins fan and wanted to go to a game. Meg’s Smile Foundation arranged for Caroline and her family to have an all expenses paid trip for the weekend to the Washington D.C. area. On Sunday of that weekend, Caroline and her family attended the game in style in club level seating. In addition, they all got to head down to the field for the pre-game warmups. Caroline and her family were on cloud nine!
A very special thank you to the Washington Redskins for extending their courtesies to Caroline and her family. We also thank our supporters for providing the support needed to send Caroline and her family on this awesome trip!
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.