The Megan L. Cordeiro Memorial Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in MFM 2013. You once again helped us surpase the previous year's total. We offer our sincere gratitude to every participant, donor and volunteer. The event was a grand sucess because of each and every one of you
You rode and walked 'Because Cancer is an Uphill Battle". Once again you have helped us make a difference in the lives of children inflicted with cancer.
|Photo courtesy of Flashes of Hope|
Megan was born on October 15, 1996 to parents Teresa and John Cordeiro, and siblings Chelsea and Sarah. Meganís most favorite thing to do was play soccer, for both recreational and competitive leagues. She also played basketball, the flute and viola, and studied many genres of dance. Meg enjoyed the simple things in life, like riding her bike or beachcombing with her family.
On December 30, 2006, Megan was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. She was a healthy 10 year old prior to this, so this took our family by surprise. She was immediately admitted to Hasbro Childrenís Hospital in Providence RI, where she spent the majority of the next 8 months as an inpatient, receiving high dose chemotherapy. Megan tolerated her treatment well, with few complications and did achieve remission. After receiving her last dose of chemo in June 2007, Megan relapsed. It was then determined that Meganís only chance for survival would be a Bone Marrow Transplant.
In September 2007, Megan was transferred to Floating Childrenís Hospital in Boston, MA where she received her sister Chelseaís precious Bone Marrow. Megan did well during her transplant and returned home the end of October 2007. Things were moving along great for Meg, and we were starting to put this nightmare behind us.
In April 2008, once again our world came crashing down. Meganís AML had returned. We were devastated, but our Megan continued to trudge on, determined to beat this. Our Brave Little Bumblebee fought this battle with all her might. She was the most courageous and strong young lady that we will ever know. On June 5, 2008 our beautiful little darling lost her battle with the beast. She was 11 years old.
During all that she endured, she never lost hope, or her incredible positive attitude.
We miss her more than words can say.