Denelle Manley Articles

Johanna's Girls Day Out

So honored to present Johanna with her "Smile" today! Johanna was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 8 years old, and fought very hard. She just turned 18 years old and is fighting once again as the Leukemia has returned. She recently had surgery for an infection in her leg as well due to treatments, but she has come back strong from that surgery and is still fighting.

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Cuyler's Night with the Bulls

Meg’s Smile Foundation was so excited to spend the evening with the Buchanan Family and their amazing son Cuyler, an 8 year old boy from Wake Forest, NC. This family has been through so much the past few years, as Cuyler was diagnosed in June, 2012 with Anaplastic Diffused Stage 4 Wilm’s Tumor kidney cancer and also has Transfusional Hemochromatosis of his liver due to an iron overload from his over 35 blood and platelet transfusions. 

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Abby's Farm Adventure

After being postponed due to weather, we were finally able to give Abby her Smile day. Abby is 6 years old now, but was diagnosed at age 2 with late stage 2 Wilms Tumor. She has been through numerous surgeries and treatments, and trips back and forth to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. This wonderful family is stationed at the base at Cherry Point, NC and Mom Katheryn has served and Dad Greg continues to serve our country as a Marine.

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Noah's Celebration

Noah Spivey, is a 17 year old boy from Raleigh, who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. After many treatments, hospital stays and a strong fighting spirit, sadly Noah's cancer is now in a stage where there is no more that can be done. Noah knows this and accepts this through his incredible faith in God. Faith has carried Noah and his family through this really hard time and this young man is so deserving of a "Smile." 

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Kristen's Smile

We had the privilege of spending the afternoon with Kristen, her sweet family and good friend Amber on December 15. Kristen is a heart transplant recipient who is beautiful inside and out! Kristen has such a positive spirit and a supportive, loving family and they all truly deserved a day to celebrate. What a brave young lady, who after enduring so much, now shares her story with other children to help them as they go through transplants.

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Taylor's Smile

Meg’s Smile Foundation joined forces with Fight Like Paxton, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families fighting childhood cancer, to bring a special day to Taylor, a 13 year old girl who was battling AML Leukemia.

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