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Update on Megan and her brain tumor

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 05-03-2011 07:19 PM 1591 reads 0 times favorited 57 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year Bert Flores and I built boxes for my grand daughter. Bert made her a beautiful jewelry box and I made a keepsakes box. She was supposed to be going in for a removal of her brain tumor that is pressing on her hypothalamus and pituitary gland.She has suffered from hydro encephalitis for about seven years now and has had to have the tubes changes every 9 to 12 months to relieve the pressure on the brain.
The worst part of all this is that the father and step mother refuse to up date us and we only find out what is happening when Megan gets to visit.
Megan was down from Northern California this past week end and we got brought up to speed on her condition.
This tumor is malignant, but is a very slow growing tumor. Now get this….No doctors have every seen this type cancer. And they want to study it and place her in a special program that pays any and all medical bills for her life. There are 60-70 cancer specialists that are going to be involved in this study at UC Davis, just out side Sacramento.
And since it is a brand new type of cancer Megan gets to name it.
Megan graduates from high school this June and is set to attend college to get an RN with a BS degree as well. We are very proud of her positive attitude and fighting spirit. Even with all the hospital stays and surgeries she has maintained a high GPA. Needless to say we are very proud of her.
I was able to talk with her this weekend and she knows what the outcome may be and is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.
Thank you, Bert for picking up her spirits with your beautiful present to her. We will love you and Agnes forever for your gift of love to her.
I also want to thank Martin for this wonderful web site that has brought so many wonderful friends from all over the world into our lives. I think the love and care the members share is what makes this place so special. Wood working may be the theme of the web site, but it is the action of each members love that makes it what it really is.

A great big thank yuou to all from Megan and us to you.



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lew

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 07:35 PM

Mimi and I send our prayers for Megan and your family. Her positive attitude is her best medicine.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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patron

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 07:37 PM

that’s the spirit
always good to get the truth
and that she is aware and willing to help
make this doubly good

your love is showing too brother
look who she turns to
for all the love she needs

bless all involved with this healing

and mattie
for all you do
from your bottomless heart
take all the joy
life has to offer
and shower in it
warm and cleansing
to your soul

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 07:45 PM

Megan will be in my prayers and hope they can stop this new cancer.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 07:46 PM

rand , what a courageous young girl and i can tell very special..im glad for her that she will have the best medical care with this and with no need for her to pay for it all…she is also very lucky to have you and your family in her life , i pray for her to do well, gods will be be done in her life and and she is blessing the lives of others as she battles this cancer…thank you for updating us on her condition…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 07:48 PM

I will keep this brave girl and yourself in my prayers.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 07:53 PM

What a great outcome for Megan and for yourselves who love her too. I’m sure this will give her renewed hope and who know, maybe a cure.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 08:01 PM

She’ll be in my thoughts.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 08:04 PM

Wow this makes our little daily problems blend into perspective.What a poor and brave girl. God bless you all Love from we in Scotland. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 08:29 PM

Thank you one and all. And I will see to it that Megan sees this so she can see how many wonderful people care about her. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated!
David, you know that you are our role model in how you have dealt with your very painful sciatica. That takes real fortitude and inner strength.

And Alistar, thank you. and please give our love to your lovely Bronwen from us.

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#10 posted 05-03-2011 09:33 PM

thank´s for the update about how Megan has it
its amazing how she manage to keep the head up and yours too :-)
I´ll bett if she hadn´t been around last week we still wuold wait
another half year for the reveal of the plane ….. :-)
I know from earlyer how proud your are of her and her history had help
to set thinks on the right shelf on this site of the atlantic too
give her a big lumber hug from all of us

the best wishes from here
Silke and Dennis

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 05-03-2011 10:04 PM

I feel very humbled by your report on Megan I have been feeling sorry for myself recently and now I feel very sad that I have allowed myself to feel so badly done to.THis girl is a stark reminder to me how lucky I am and to cherish Bronwen for the rest of the time we are together.You American people are so beautiful and have taught me so much about humility I thanks you for your kind words and for all who care about us Megan has made me feel very humble God’s blessings on to you and my dear friends in the USA.Thank you Alistair Bronwen and our three Boys Alistair, Russell .and Ewen. who all send messages of love and support.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 05-03-2011 10:11 PM

Rand,
You and Megan are in our thoughts and have our best wishes.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 05-03-2011 10:21 PM

best wishes

-- gagewestern

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#14 posted 05-03-2011 11:12 PM

God bless Megan… may she help find a way to put it into remission!

Thank you, Rand, for such a touching report…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Chris

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#15 posted 05-03-2011 11:29 PM

May I say I humbled by her spirit? Our prayers are with your family.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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