Welcome to Morgan's Page
In June of 2016, Morgan and his family were in Pennsylvania to celebrate his 6th birthday. But his parents could tell something wasn’t quite right. They took him to the emergency department at the local children’s hospital where after a quick exam, the attending physician simply said to wait a few moments for oncology to arrive. Morgan’s mom knew exactly what that meant. So they waited. And after a very long night of scans and tests he was diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor on his left kidney. He and his family were thrown into a nightmare but through the chaos they were advised to return home to Atlanta for treatment.
Days later Morgan’s parents kissed his head while he was rolled into the operating room for what would be an eight-hour surgery to remove his kidney and the mass that overtook it. Surgery revealed a stage 3 tumor the size of a large grapefruit that had spread from his kidney to his lymph nodes. Morgan then began a week of radiation and 6 months of chemotherapy.
From the moment they heard the word “oncology”, Morgan’s family was transported to a strange new world where nothing was normal. They had no idea what to do or where to begin supporting their son and his three young siblings. Luckily, CURE reached out the day they began their journey in Atlanta to help navigate the challenging world that is childhood cancer.
Today, Morgan is a survivor! He completed treatment in January of 2017 and today has no sign of disease. Morgan’s is a cancer success story and he and his family will continue to help CURE work to make sure every child gets the same happy ending.
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