Megan's Fight Against Leukemia

A letter from Megan:

"Hi friends. I don't even know where to begin.

On Friday, February 10th, we said goodbye to my 94 year old grandfather, the patriarch of our family. He was the man who taught me how to swim, love dogs, and throw a baseball. He left an lasting impression on everyone he met and I will forever treasure the memories made with him and my family at his house. But you see... my grandpa had to go to heaven because right about the time he went I found out I'd be needing a guardian angel.

That same day I was diagnosed with leukemia and admitted to Stony Brook Hospital. I will be here for the next few weeks if not months, just trying to take things as they come, one day at a time. As Dory says, "just keep swimming".

Wanna know the biggest blessing/curse? I'm pregnant. We will have to say goodbye to our sweet little baby before she's even born but without this pregnancy and the routine blood work I would have never found out about the leukemia. So as much as it will hurt when that day comes I know our little baby will soon be hangin with my grandpa in heaven.

So what do I need? Good thoughts. Jokes. Stories about my mostly cute students. Send me pictures of your dogs or even better my dog cause I'm gonna miss him so much. Please send all your love to Greg, my mom, dad, and Jeff because without them I would not be able to get thru this... and we will get thru this!!"

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. All donations will be used to cover medical costs and living expenses while Megan is undergoing treatment, and unable to work. Any extra funds will be donated to Leukemia research.  Thank you for all your love and support.

Donations (0)

  • Jennifer McCarthy 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Carol Serrano 
    • $75 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Tracy Poulton 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • R R 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Susan Connolly 
Riverhead, NY
Greg Orza 
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