Some of you are aware that Morgan, a 16-year sophomore at North Hunterdon, was diagnosed with AML last August. Since, she has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy to kill off the leukemia, has spent most of the time since the diagnosis in RWJ or CHoP hospitals, had 2 rounds of radiation to kill off the last of her immune system. Morgan made the news when her 5 siblings all tested as extremely good matches for a bone marrow transplant. The procedure was done 2 weeks ago with her next youngest brother as the donor. Thus far, everything is proceeding well. Morgan is very tired, the treatments have left her with sores in her throat (limiting her ability to eat or drink). She will be in isolation at CHoP for about 100 days, coming home sometime at the end of the summer.
In preparation for the homecoming, the hospital has provided the family with an overwhelming list of things that must be done (clean the house thoroughly from top to bottom, steam clean Morgan’s bed and all the carpets—the list seems endless). There is also a list of items that must be purchased to keep Morgan from getting any infections that would compromise her health. The list includes bedding, toiletries, clothing, even a separate vacuum and air purifier!
If you can help, here is the link to Amazon where still unpurchased items are listed.
You may also make a donation to her GoFund me account at https://gofund.me/db0c168d
Cards may be to her at
Morgan Hewitt, c/o Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA. 19104, Rm. 45 3 East
Thank for your thoughtfulness. For further information, speak to Marge Keller.
Have you news?
Please submit your news items to webmaster.