A four-year-old County Cork girl has made a miraculous recovery and is now ‘clear of cancer’ after treatment in America – after her parents were told she had weeks to live by Irish doctors.
The family of Megan Malone, from the village of Kilnamartyra near Macroom, has been told that a rare cancer which had spread from her brain to her spine is no longer visible.
Little Megan began chemotherapy in New York eight months ago and has now received the all-clear from doctors in Boston.
Her parents John and Sheila Malone are ecstatic at the news which they received just months after they were told their daughter had weeks to live by doctors at a hospital in Ireland.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, Megan moved to America for her initial treatment in New York.
The family then re-located to Boston last week for further treatment and although she requires six more weeks of chemotherapy in the city, doctors there have confirmed that the little girl is ‘visually cancer free’.
Megan’s most recent CT scan in Boston showed no signs of cancer and also highlighted a noticeable difference between her last two MRI scans after issues, believed to have been dead cancer cells or scar tissue, appeared on a scan last month.
A delighted Sheila Malone told the Irish Times: “There is now no tumor visible in Megan’s MRI and CT scans in either her brain or spine.”
The estimated cost of Megan’s treatment in New York now stands at $850,000 and this is to be paid by an anonymous donor.