Julian is a 3-year-old-boy from Knightdale. Julian was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a rhinocerebral mycosis infection when he was a year old.
After aggressive chemotherapy and surgery, tests reveal no signs of cancer and minimal fungal infection in his blood. Julian continues his chemotherapy treatment at home, so he is still at high risk for other infections. He also requires a feeding tube. He has developmental delays, especially related to speech and will have maxillofacial reconstructive surgery as a teen.
Julian loves the water, whenever they are near the water he will sit there for hours playing. Meg’s Smile Foundation provided Julian and his extended family a beach trip so that he could play in the water and have fun!
Thank you for providing the support necessary to help children battling like Julian.
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.