Ganesh is a 16-year-old boy from Cary. Two years ago, Ganesh was like any other teenager. Suddenly, he and his family noticed changes which would be diagnosed as Childhood Onset Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. This is a progressive, life shortening disease that has Ganesh needing round the clock care.
Ganesh’s favorite professional basketball team is the Golden State Warriors. They had an upcoming game with the Carolina Hornets. Meg’s Smile Foundation arranged for Ganesh and his family to watch the game via courtside seats. In addition, they got to watch the pre-game shoot around and met several of the players including his favorite player – Kevin Durant! He even got to chat with ESPN’s own Doris Burke.
We are so happy that Ganesh and his family had this experience. A special thank you to the Golden State Warriors, the Carolina Hornets and Dwayne West of Premiere Sports for helping make this smile come true for Ganesh!
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.