Collin and his brother Patrick have both battled different forms of cancer. Patrick, age 8 is in remission, while Collin, age 6 is still undergoing treatments for ALL Leukemia.
These two amazingly strong boys and their families were presented a night to remember with their favorite hockey team, The Carolina Hurricanes.
Joe from Cowboy Limos picked up the family and a few of their good friends and went to an early dinner at The Backyard Bistro. After the dinner, they were whisked away for some special treatment at The Carolina Hurricane's Hockey Game.
At the Hurricanes game, Collin and his family and friends were treated to Eric Staal's suite for the evening, a.k.a 'Eric's Entourage." The Hurricane's organization went above and beyond to make this "Smile" special. They provided team signed hockey sticks for both Collin and Patrick, as well as t-shirts and posters for all of the kids and we were taken down to the locker rooms to meet the players and get their signatures after the game. Collin and Patrick were so excited to meet the players, expecially Eric Staal himself!
The fun evening ended with TONS of smiles from the kids and parents! What a great night for a wonderful family who has been through so much. Thanks to the support of so many people, Meg's Smile Foundation was able to give this family a night out together, away from hospitals and treatments; A night when they didn't have to think about the future, but could just enjoy the moment. THANK YOU to all our supporters out there for making this night possible!
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.