Miguel is a 5 year old boy from Willow Spring, NC who has been battling leukemia for four years. Recently, Miguel has also been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome which produces seizures up to 20 times per day. Because of this, it is unsafe for Miguel to go to the park and play on the playground.
Miguel asks to go to the park often and it breaks his parents’ heart to have to say no all of the time. Upon hearing this, we asked our friends at Backyard Playground to build Miguel his very own playground. Miguel’s parents worked with Backyard Playground to design a playground that was safe and fun for him including a swing, clubhouse and specialized steps with handrails. Miguel can now safely play in his own back yard!
A special thank you to our friends at Backyard Playground for building this awesome new playground for Miguel. Thank you for supporting Meg’s Smile Foundation!
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.