Smiles

These "Smiles" could not be made possible without the support of so many individuals and businesses. Thank you to everyone who helps to bring smiles to these children and families going through serious illnesses! Click one of the names to the right to view details for that smile.

Reagan's Smile

Reagan's Smile

Author: Phillip Passey   |  Published: July 11, 2016

Reagan Blake Passey, was such a thoughtful boy who was always putting others before himself. Being the 9th child out of 11, Reagan was always the first one at the door to greet you when you came to visit. 

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Matthew's Smile

Matthew's Smile

Trip to FedEx Stadium - Giants vs. Redskins

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: July 1, 2016

Imagine being 10 years old, an all-star pitcher and in one week, losing your vision.

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Alex's Smile

Alex's Smile

Lifetime Fitness of Cary

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 27, 2016

Alex is a 7 year old boy who has battled lymphoma for over two years. Because of this, he has not been able to have a birthday party. His “smile” request was to have a birthday bash with all of his friends and family!

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Lauren's Smile

Lauren's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 17, 2016

Lauren is a 6 year old sweetheart from Wake Forest, NC. She battles cerebral palsy along with some other conditions that produce seizures. Lauren had just gotten discharged from a 36 day hospital stay.  

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Sada's Smile

Sada's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 10, 2016

Sada is a beautiful 12 year old girl from Franklinton, NC. Sada had battled a very rare, malignant tumor called desmoplastic small round cell tumor for over a year.  Unfortunately, Sada’s disease has progressed and was in need of a “smile.”

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Jasmine's Smile

Jasmine's Smile

VIP Prom Experience

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 1, 2016

Jasmine is a 17 year old young lady from Roanoke Rapids, NC who has been battling leukemia for 4 years. Jasmine has had many ups and downs during her battle. After having a disappointing prom experience the year before, she asked Meg’s Smile Foundation for a VIP Prom Experience complete with a date. This would be a first for Meg’s Smile Foundation.

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Noah's Smile

Noah's Smile

Hornets Basketball Game

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: May 31, 2016

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

She gets her own set of wheels!

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: May 17, 2016

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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Miguel's Smile

Miguel's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: May 5, 2016

Miguel is a 5 year old boy from Willow Spring, NC who has been battling leukemia for four years.  Recently, Miguel has also been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome which produces seizures up to 20 times per day.  Because of this, it is unsafe for Miguel to go to the park and play on the playground.

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Marley's Smile

Marley's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: May 2, 2016

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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Zykia's Smile

Zykia's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: April 2, 2016

Zykia is an 18 year old young lady from Williamston, NC. She has been battling sarcoma for two years and recently it had recently moved into her lungs. Zykia definitely needed a “smile” quickly!

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Moira's Smile

Moira's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: March 18, 2016

Moira is a 3 year old little girl from Greensboro, NC who lives with an extremely rare condition called Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia.

Moira was diagnosed with this at birth and leaves her severely challenged intellectually and physically. The normal life span for a person with this condition is only 20 years.

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Olivia's Smile

Olivia's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: March 18, 2016

Olivia is a 10 year old girl from Greensboro, NC. She has been battling Stage 4 Ewings Sarcoma for about a year. Olivia lit right up when we told her she could go on a shopping spree to Southpoint Mall in Durham!

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Frances's Smile

Frances's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: March 4, 2016

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

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: February 29, 2016

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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Davis's Smile

Davis's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: February 10, 2016

Davis is a delightful 12 year old boy from our hometown of Holly Springs, NC.  Davis was born with several conditions that severely limit his ability to be mobile and communicate.

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Chris's Smile

Chris's Smile

Man Cave

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: January 8, 2016

Chris is 16 year old young man from Concord, NC. He is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that has relapsed which leaves him in his home for long periods of time.  He wanted to make his room into a “man cave” so Meg's Smile Foundation said, “Let’s go for it!”

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Cheyenne's Smile

Cheyenne's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: January 1, 2016

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

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: November 19, 2015

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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Moriah's Smile

Moriah's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: August 25, 2015

Moriah is an 18 year old girl from Apex, NC who has battled Tetrology of Fallot since she was born. This condition requires on-going care for both cardiac and pulmonary functions.  

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Community Events

Community Events

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: August 1, 2015

Meg’s Smile Foundation relies solely on contributions to provide “smiles” to children.  Many organizations and businesses in our community hold special events solely for the benefit of Meg’s Smile Foundation.  

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Benjamen's Smile

Benjamen's Smile

Great Wolf Lodge

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: July 31, 2015

Benjamen is a young man from Wake Forest who has been a severe form of Epilepsy since he was born.  Recently, Benjamen had two brain surgeries to try and ease the seizures he experiences on a daily basis.  Benjamen and his family wanted to get away where he could swim and have fun in the water.  What better place to do that than – The Great Wolf Lodge.

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Alessia's Smile

Alessia's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: July 11, 2015

Alessia is nine years old and is from Washington, NC.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of five.  Alessia developed congestive heart failure from the chemotherapy she needed to take.  She has a ventricular assist device and is currently waiting for a heart transplant.  If anyone deserves a smile, it is Alessia!

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Alicia's Smile

Alicia's Smile

WWE Excursion

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: July 11, 2015

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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Jomiah's Smile

Jomiah's Smile

Marbles Museum Birthday Parth

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: July 6, 2015

Jomiah is a ten year old girl from Spring Hope, NC who was diagnosed with Cerebral palsy when she was two years old.  Since that time, Jomiah has had trouble walking and experiences debilitating tremors that leave her unsteady.  

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Bryce's Smile

Bryce's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: June 11, 2015

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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Cherry's Smile

Cherry's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: May 15, 2015

Cherry is a young lady from Newton, NC who has been battling a brain tumor for fourteen years.  Her tumor has relapsed four times with the last instance resulting in a tremendous amount of pain.  

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Lexi's Smile

Lexi's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: May 1, 2015

Lexi is a five year old cutie currently residing at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. At birth, Lexi was diagnosed with epilepsy.  Since then she has also been diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia, a rare neurologic disorder affecting one in a one million people. This rare disease leaves Lexi paralyzed at times and unable to communicate.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: April 18, 2015

Did you know – in addition to the wonderful “smiles” we provide to children, Meg’s Smile Foundation is involved in other Community Events?

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Reece's Smile

Reece's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: April 6, 2015

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

Bedroom Makeover

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: March 13, 2015

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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Kayleigh's Smile

Kayleigh's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: December 24, 2014

Kayleigh is a sweet girl, staying in UNC Hospital awaiting her transplant. She can't leave the hospital, so Meg's Smile Foundation was able to bring a gift card shopping spree to her hospital room, so she could do her shopping online! The pictures include some of the fun items Kayleigh was able to purchase. Thanks to everyone's support, Meg's Smile Foundation can bring smiles to children's faces even when they have to stay at the hospital! 

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Christmas Smiles at Duke Children's Hospital

Christmas Smiles at Duke Children's Hospital

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: December 21, 2014

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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Devon's Smile

Devon's Smile

Great Wolf Lodge

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: November 5, 2014

We had a special weekend set up for Devon and his family. Devon is a local boy battling leukemia. He has finally been feeling a little better and was able to go to the Great Wolf Lodge and meet his family from Virginia there! We love the smiles and are so glad Meg's Smile Foundation could help make some special memories! Thanks to all of our supporters for making these smiles happen!

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Nova Rose's Smile

Nova Rose's Smile

Beach Getaway

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: October 28, 2014

Sweet Nova Rose and her family were able to get away on beach vacation!

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Christopher's Smile

Christopher's Smile

Great Wolf Lodge

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: October 1, 2014

Meg's Smile Foundation was able to send the Johnson Family on a wonderful adventure to Great Wolf Lodge, Christopher is a teenager battling DIPG, the same type of tumor Meg had. He loves to spend time with his young sister and wanted to have special weekend with her at the Great Wolf Lodge. Love those smiles!

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Amber's Smile

Amber's Smile

An Artist in the Making

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: September 19, 2014

Amber has a true love of art, so Meg's Smile Foundation was able to arrange for her to have a private art lesson with the amazingly talented, local Raleigh, NC artist, and friend to Meg's Smile Foundation, Allen Montague! 

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Johanna's Smile

Johanna's Smile

Shopping and Spa Girl's Day Out

Author: Denelle Manley   |  Published: September 7, 2014

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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David's Smile

David's Smile

Beach Weekend Getaway

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: September 6, 2014

David wants to be a marine biologist someday, and he really wanted to go to the beach for the weekend for his "Smile." David had a behind the scenes tour at the North Carolina Aquarium. Love that smile!! What a better way to kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by making a child that deserves so much, smile! 

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Sebastian's Smile

Sebastian's Smile

Great Wolf Lodge Trip

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: August 16, 2014

Sebastian and his family were treated to a stay at Great Wolf Lodge! Sebastian recently had major kidney surgery and has been through a lot so we gave him a pick me up with a quick trip to Great Wolf Lodge! His spirits were up and he had a great time!

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Jasmine's Smile

Jasmine's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: August 2, 2014

Jasmine was able to go shopping and get a makeover at Belk's for her "Smile!" 

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Delaney's Smile

Delaney's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 28, 2014

Meg's Smile Foundation was able to give Delaney a special girl's day out of shopping! 

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Dana's Smile

Dana's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 28, 2014

Meg's Smile Foundation was able to send Dana to the Katy Perry concert! Dana has been battling a brain tumor and this is just the pick me up that she needed!

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Cuyler's Smile

Cuyler's Smile

Author: Denelle Manley   |  Published: June 21, 2014

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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Anna Beth's Smile

Anna Beth's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: June 21, 2014

Anna Beth went to Myrtle Beach for her "Smile" and while she was there, she happened to run into Mountain Man from Duck Dynasty!

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Jaida's Smile

Jaida's Smile

Author: Terri Wasley   |  Published: May 27, 2014

This was a first for Meg's Smile Foundation, as Jaida a sweet girl battling cancer really wanted a Bison Frise puppy for her "Smile." So happy we could help Jaida out with her dream puppy. She named him, Oreo. Such a special treat for a beautiful, sweet girl. 

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Sarah's Smile

Sarah's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: May 5, 2014

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

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: March 5, 2014

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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Charlotte's Smile

Charlotte's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: March 5, 2014

Charlotte was born with a disability and not long after that, her parents found out she had a brain tumor. 

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Noah's Smile

Noah's Smile

Celebration Event in Noah's Honor

Author: Denelle Manley   |  Published: February 24, 2014

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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Kayla's Smile

Kayla's Smile

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: February 23, 2014

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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Abby's Smile

Abby's Smile

Author: Denelle Manley   |  Published: January 1, 2014

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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Ife's Smile

Ife's Smile

A day with the Lakers!

Author: Jim Wasley   |  Published: December 18, 2013

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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Kristen's Smile

Kristen's Smile

Author: Denelle Manley   |  Published: December 15, 2013

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

Taylor's Smile

Girl's Day Out

Author: Denelle Manley   |  Published: August 5, 2012

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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