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Wish Alumna Megan shares her story

Wish Alumna Megan

“ Wish alumna Megan shares her story ”

Wish Alumna Megan

 In 2011 I wished to go to Hawaii with my family. I was diagnosed with Wegener's Granulomatosis, now known as Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, when I was 16 years old. Throughout my treatment I always pictured myself laying on a beach to try to get me through the painful procedures. When I was given the opportunity to do Make-A-Wish I knew I wanted to go to a place where I could actually lay on the beach and soak up the sun with my family! While we were in Hawaii we were given the chance to snorkel, zip-line, take a helicopter tour and of course attend a luau. Before I took the trip I was hesitant that my life would ever get back to normal. However, I am now in complete remission and happily making my way through pharmacy school! I am forever grateful at how Make-A-Wish gave me a positive outlook on life and taught me to always keep fighting.

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Kathy Henry

Congratulations on believing in yourself and your doctors! You have made numerous accomplishments!!! And we are all so proud of you Megan!

December 05, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Victoria & Norm Carey

Truly Inspiring!! Always amazed by Megan! Her strength, postitvity & perseverance have shaped her into an OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMAN!! Excited for her future in medicine and look forward to her next achievements at Temple University School of Pharmacy and beyond!!!

December 05, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Diane Varrasse

Congrats to you Megan! You are such an inspiration to so many! Ya gotta BELIEVE!!!

December 12, 2016 - 8:47 PM

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