Melanie is a 16-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. At 5 months old, Melanie was diagnosed with a brain tumor called anaplastic ependymoma. While Melanie’s cancer is in remission, her treatment included 2 brain surgeries and a year and a half of experimental chemotherapy. Melanie’s vision has been affected and continues to battle seizures. We thought Melanie deserved a special night out.
Melanie loves music and theatre. Meg’s Smile Foundation arranged for Melanie and her family to watch Phantom of the Opera at DPAC. They went out to dinner prior and were transported via limousine to the show. As an added bonus, Melanie got to go backstage and meet some of the cast members!
A special thank you to The Right Limo, DPAC and you, for making these special smiles come true for children!DPAC
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.