Mile #131 in honor of Meg

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Mile #131 Meg 

Meg Gallagher was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on December 23 2015. She was 13 years old at the time and we were on vacation on the Oregon Coast. After spending the first month of her treatment in Portland’s Children’s hospital, she was allowed to come home to Virginia on January 21st only to go back into the hospital with a severe blood clot in her arm. She continued to face complication after complication during her chemotherapy treatment. From fungal meningitis, to pancreatitis, to steroid-induced diabetes, and even appendicitis - if it was a weird side-effect of treatment, she seemed to get it. Meg completed treatment on May 18 2018 and celebrated with a No More Chemo party! Known as the Mayor of the oncology floor in the hospital, Meg was always social while in patient. She got to know the other children, the nurses, techs, and all of the doctors quite well and they became part of her family. Her visits with Tattoo Tom have always been special - especially if they involved pizza, chicken tenders or milkshakes!! As a way to give back to all of the people who supported her while she was sick, Meg started “Meg’s Verry Merry Giveback,” where she collects toys during the holidays and delivers them to the hospital at Christmas and in the month of July. Meg’s spirit and tenacity and bravery are unmatched. We are and will always be so very proud of her. #Team_Meg

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