Megan was a lively 4 year old when she was diagnosed with a Grade 2 Diffuse Fibrillary Atsrocytoma, a brain tumour, on April 2nd 2008. The only symptom she had was a very slight shake of her right hand, only noticeable when she was concentrating on drawing or writing. Only a week after noticing the shake she developed difficulty using her hand. After two trips to BCH, it was decided to do an MRI scan and a later biopsy which diagnosed the tumour.
Unbelievable and devastating are the two words which described how we felt.
We were told the tumour was the size of an orange and was inoperable. The tumour was so large and yet she only had the smallest of symptoms. Megan started chemo virtually straight away but, after 3 months and 3 terrible infections later, her body couldn’t tolerate any more and were offered radiotherapy instead. She was so brave and so very cheeky despite everything that was thrown at her. The radiotherapy began to shrink the tumour from the inside and we thought we were winning the battle but, in October 2009 a year after the radiotherapy, we were given heartbreaking news. The edges of the tumour had become very aggressive and were now a Grade 4.
Megan was given oral chemo to prolong her life as much as possible but sadly passed away in September 2010 aged 6.
She was such a beautiful, amazing little girl. An inspiration then and always to everyone who knew her.
Message from Megan’s Mum Karen
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Karen Morrison x