Jim Wasley Articles

Khamari's Wizards Smile

Khamari's Wizards Smile

Khamari is a 10 year old boy from Garner, NC. He has been battling a brain tumor for the last eight months. Sadly, Khamari and his family were told that he only had weeks to live. Khamari asked to go to Washington DC to sightsee and attend a Washington Wizards basketball game.

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Jaylin's iPad Smile

Jaylin's iPad Smile

Jaylin is a 3 year old sweetheart from Mebane. Jaylin battles Hurler Syndrome which makes her have multiple physical challenges as well as being non-verbal. She received a stem cell cord blood transplant at Duke in 2014. Her family moved to North Carolina from West Virginia so they could be closer to her Doctors at Duke.

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Bryce's Myrtle Beach Trip

Bryce's Myrtle Beach Trip

Bryce is a 10 year old boy from Raleigh that lives with a rare form of epilepsy called ESES. Bryce was diagnosed three years ago. He battles 15 seizures a day which occur when he eats and sleeps. As you can imagine, Bryce has had it so hard and was in need of a “smile.”

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Noah's Smile

Noah's Smile

Noah is a 16 year old boy from Charlotte, NC. He is battling a rare form of cancer that strikes the muscles and connective tissue.  Noah has been battling this rare, Stage 4 disease for over a year.  If anyone needed a “smile,” it was Noah!

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Taliyah's Smile

Taliyah's Smile

Taliyah is a 3 year old girl from Durham battling a serious brain tumor.  Taliyah has always wanted her own set of wheels and wants to visit the Great Wolf Lodge.  

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Marley's Smile

Marley's Smile

Marley is a 3 year old sweetheart from Durham, NC. Marley battles a rare neurological disorder called AHC. This diagnosis causes seizures, developmental delay and paralysis along with several other symptoms. Because of its rare nature, prognosis changes from day to day.

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Frances's Smile

Frances's Smile

Frances is a young lady from Raleigh, NC who has battled leukemia for two years. After several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Frances is struggling to get back into remission. Because of this, Frances spends a lot of time indoors.  

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Emma's Smile

Emma's Smile

Back in April of 2014, Emma was celebrating her birthday at school in Ahoskie, NC. During the celebration, she came down with a headache. A few short hours later, they were being airlifted to Duke where they would later find out that Emma had a rare brain tumor.

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Cheyenne's Smile

Cheyenne's Smile

Cheyenne is a beautiful 17 year old young lady from Four Oaks, NC.  She has been battling a rare autoimmune disorder since January 2014 that has caused her enormous pain. 

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Brandy's Smile

Brandy's Smile

Brandy is a young lady from Creedmoor, North Carolina who has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma for over a year. When asked what would make her smile she replied, “A car makeover.”

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Alicia's Smile

Alicia's Smile

Alicia is an 11 year old sweetheart from Sanford, NC who has been battling a rare condition called Arterio-Venous Malformation for six years.  During this time, Alicia has undergone over 600 hours of surgery!  Alicia loves WWE wrestling and had never been to see the matches live so we thought it would be great to get her to see one VIP style!

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Bryce's Smile

Bryce's Smile

Bryce is a thirteen year old boy from Raleigh who has been battling leukemia for over two years.  Bryce enjoys computer gaming with his brother however his computer was starting to bog down.

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Reece's Smile

Reece's Smile

Reece is a 10 year old boy from Cary, NC who has been battling a brain tumor for over a year.  As we have seen many times with kids battling like Reece is, computer games are really popular with kids as they have long treatment times in the Hospital.  

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Maddie's Smile

Maddie's Smile

We were happy to provide a smile to a six year old girl named Maddie. Maddie is from Durham, NC who battles a rare neurological disorder called Alternating Hemiplegia. When asked what she would like, she told us – a bedroom makeover with a Frozen Theme!

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Christmas Smiles at Duke Children's Hospital

Christmas Smiles at Duke Children's Hospital

Meg's Smile Foundation went to Duke Children's Hospital in December to donate gift items for their "Christmas Shop". Families that are in the hospital will be able to "shop" for some gifts. MSF also brought the hospital 6 Play Station 4's with 6 extra remotes for the hospital rooms.
Duke is involved in a big campaign to put a PS4 in all the children's hospital rooms. 

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Sarah's Smile

Sarah's Smile

Sarah is a 10 year old sweetheart from Fayetteville, NC. Back in 2010 she was diagnosed with a Germinoma malignant brain tumor. After three years of no signs of this tumor, she was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma, another type of malignant brain tumor which she currently battles. After all that she has been through, we really thought Sarah could use a "smile." 

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Collin's Smile

Collin's Smile

Collin and his brother Patrick have both battled different forms of cancer. Patrick, age 8 is in remission, while Collin, age 6 is still undergoing treatments for ALL Leukemia. 

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Kayla's Smile

Kayla's Smile

Meg's Smile Foundation had the pleasure of doing a smile for Kayla Duquette, a girl from Fuquay Varina, NC who is battling a brain tumor. She and her family were picked up in style by Cowboy Limousine and Kayla was presented with new jewelry and she was able to get a brand new dress for the big event. They all went to dinner at The Mellow Mushroom, and then on to see Les Miserable.

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