Sports Smiles Articles

Caroline's Weekend in Washington

Caroline is a 16-year-old girl from South Boston, VA being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for ALL leukemia. She was diagnosed when she was 8 years old and went through rigorous treatment for over 2 years. Caroline’s leukemia came back 4 years later and is currently in active treatment.

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Ganesh's Golden State Warriors Smile

Ganesh is a 16-year-old boy from Cary. Two years ago, Ganesh was like any other teenager. Suddenly, he and his family noticed changes which would be diagnosed as Childhood Onset Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. This is a progressive, life shortening disease that has Ganesh needing round the clock care.

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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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Noah's Hornets Basketball Game

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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Alicia's WWE Excursion

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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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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Ife's day with the LA Lakers

Ife is a sweet boy from Raleigh, NC who is battling a brain tumor. He really wanted to go see a Lakers Basketball game and fortunately the Lakers were playing in Charlotte, NC in December. We were able to send Ife and his family to Charlotte for the big game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the LA Lakers. To add to this experience, Ife got to meet his favorite player, Kobe Bryant!!!!

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