Dustin is a young man from Fredericksburg, VA who is treated at Duke Medical Center for a condition called severe anaplastic anemia. The condition depletes Dustin of all three types of blood cells and frequently leads to a shortened life. Dustin underwent a bone marrow transplant in July of 2015.
Dustin has always wanted an English Bulldog and Meg’s Smile Foundation made it possible for him to have his very own puppy.
Dustin wrote us a note as follows: “Meg’s Smile Foundation helped me smile after I went through one of the worst experiences anyone should have to go through. I've always wanted an English Bulldog but I've never been able to afford one. You guys gave me a “smile” and I will forever be grateful. Onyx is a great dog. He is very smart and loving and he loves to cuddle!”
Thank you for making Dustin’s “smile” possible!!Four Legged Friends
Zya is a 12-year-old young lady from Roanoke, VA being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for Hodgkin’s Disease. Prior to her diagnosis, Zya loved playing sports including volleyball. After several months of active treatment, she is now needing a stem cell treatment leaving her isolated in the bone marrow unit at Duke.