Ridge is a 3-year-old little boy from Mebane who battles an inoperable brain tumor. He was on chemotherapy for 18 months to try and control his tumor. Ridge’s treatment has been discontinued as his body was no longer reacting to his tumor. He has had 3 surgeries and is blind in one eye and partially blind in the other. He also continues to battle chronic pain due to neuropathy. If anyone needs a smile, it is Ridge.
Ridge’s family remembers how much fun they all had in the mountains of Gatlinburg, TN. Meg’s Smile Foundation provided an all expenses paid trip back to Gatlinburg where Ridge and his family got to enjoy family time including hiking and horseback riding. The trip had Ridge and his entire family smiling.
We could not do these special trips for kids and their families without your support – thank you!
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.