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.
Zya also loves fashion and wanted to go on a shopping spree. Because she could not leave the hospital, Meg’s Smile Foundation brought the shopping spree to her, providing an “online” shopping spree from her hospital room. She received gift cards to several of her favorite stores including Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and Zumiez. She also received a Visa gift card to use how she sees fit. This shopping spree is exactly what Zya needed to lift her spirits.
Thank you for all you do to help kids smile!
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.