Kaitlyn is a 15-year-old girl from Holly Springs. She is a fun-loving girl who lives with Cerebral Palsy, seizure disorder and vasomotor instability. We thought Kaitlyn could use a pick me up!
Kaitlyn loves the movie Toy Story. She is fanatical about Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Randy Newman (who does all the music for the songs). Her daily music play list consists of 4 Randy Newman songs from the movie. It just so happened that Randy Newman was coming to the Carolina Theatre.
Meg’s Smile Foundation provided Kaitlyn and her family with special VIP seats to the concert. In addition, Kaitlyn also got to go backstage and meet Randy Newman! Kaitlyn’s family would go on to say that Mr. Newman was moved by Kaitlyn’s love of his music. He even joked around with her after his performance and signed a poster especially for her.
A very special thank you to Carolina Theatre as well as the Tibbet family for making this very special night for Kaitlyn and her family come true.
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.