Type of leukemia: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Information about Megan:
Megan was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) or the “good” leukemia, as Megan called it, in 1989 at age 5. After almost 3 years of chemotherapy and remission, Megan relapsed on Mother’s Day 1992.
Through studies it was discovered that children may have been given too much radiation, which weakens the blood vessels in the brain, to get them ready for transplant. Through the work of Andy’s Chapter of Hope, which is part of the Leukemia Research Foundation, donations are used to help find a cure for this terrible disease and improve the quality of life during and after treatment.