Megan is an outgoing nine-year old. She loves to dance and to spend time with her twin brother, Brendan, and her friends at school. Last year, Megan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of pediatric cancer. Her diagnosis has made doing the things she enjoys difficult, as the three-year treatment plan often leaves her tired and unable to attend school or participate in activities.
Currently, Megan is receiving the care at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health, rated one of the top 50 pediatric cancer programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. While Megan’s prognosis is good, watching Megan undergo cancer treatment has been difficult for her parents, Maureen and Brian.
“Megan takes everything like a trooper, but it has been hard watching her go through this journey,” said Brian. The family have become supporters of Tackle Kids Cancer to help find new research and treatments for children battling the disease. Brian adds, “The most important thing is the research and to help find a cure so that no family has to go through this again.”