Meghan was only recently diagnosed with AML Leukemia this summer. AML Leukemia stands for acute myeloid leukemia and is a type of blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow where the cells don’t mature they way they are supposed to and build up. Because its acute, it means its quick and can spread quickly and treatment is started fairly quickly. Meghan was quickly put into treatment after diagnosis earlier this summer, with a port placed and chemo started only in July. This has been a new and unsettling season of life for her and her family. Although it’s a new journey and not one anyone wants to endure, it has been an opportunity for the very large and loving community in the Frederick area to come to the forefront to support one of their own children. She has already had to spend days in the hospital and that is such a tasking experience being a child in the summer, so there have been lots of movies and crafts and visits with friends and family. She has retained her smile and her joy thus far and there is much hope that her journey is one of grace and ease and velocity.
This is from Meghan herself-
My name is Meghan Davidson. I am 12 years old and a student at Brunswick Middle School. I love to play basketball, computer games and hanging out with my family and friends. I also love to go swimming, fishing, camping and hunting. I am currently learning to play the ukulele and guitar. I believe in performing acts of kindness and I love to help people when I can. On my recent vacation with my family I started getting bruises on my legs and arm. I also had little pinhole spots on my legs. I went to the doctor and I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. I am at Children’s Hospital in DC and I will be receiving treatment here for 6-8 months. Please follow my journey through this on Facebook at Meghan’s Journey.